Test Engineer

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Palo Alto, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Nov 2018
Ref
74356
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Tesla is committed to hiring and developing talent in all disciplines. Our world-class engineering teams operate with a philosophy of high interdisciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure and technical contribution recognized at all levels. Test engineering at Tesla requires strong engineering skills, a passion to push the boundaries of technology, and the drive to make your products successful.

You will be expected to create and to innovate, with a genuine passion for engineering the best products in the world. You must be excited to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company. You must have both strong self-motivation and a team player mentality, to work alongside world-renowned engineers on projects that will change the future.

The Role

We are looking for an Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineer for our Reliability and Test team.

Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement test programs for electric vehicle powertrain technologies.
  • Work directly with design engineers to create design validation test plans.
  • Design and fabrication of test equipment for mechanical, thermal and electrical systems.
  • Perform component, system and vehicle validation under dynamic and environmental conditions
  • Work with design engineers to validate and refine models.
  • Analyze test data and write test reports.
  • Investigate root cause of failures and help to drive product improvement

Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • 2+ years of experience in physical testing and analysis of mechanical, thermal, or electrical systems.
  • Automotive component/system testing experience, including certification testing.
  • Experience with Python, Matlab, or other data acquisition and analysis software.
  • Design of test setups for mechanical and thermal performance testing, such as fixtures for shock and vibe testing.
  • Experience creating and executing design validation plans and test methods to validate performance to requirements.
  • Experience creating analytical and numerical models of mechanical, thermal or electrical systems.
  • Working knowledge of heat transfer and thermal management.

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