Test Hardware Engineer

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Lathrop, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
19 Nov 2018
Ref
73160
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Description

Work with cross-functional teams responsible for designing and producing exciting new technologies within Vehicle Remanufacturing. You will need to successfully collaborate closely with highly talented engineers in a fast-paced manufacturing environment. This engineer will support manufacturing activities including: designing test system hardware, diagnosing/troubleshooting electromechanical systems, creating mechanical CAD and electrical schematics, updating existing tooling, provide engineering support to issues on the production line, and develop/coordinate improvements to electromechanical test systems. This engineer must show a proven ability to learn quickly, and pick up skills outside of their comfort zone to support the team where needed.

Responsibilities:
  • Willing to work in fast-paced, automated factory settings. Must be motivated to learn new skills to support prototype technology development efforts
  • Develop hardware for automated test systems given product specifications and test requirements involving sourcing hardware, designing equipment CAD, building wiring, schematics, assembly instructions, overseeing build, validation and deployment
  • Participate in risk assessments on equipment under development and safety buy-offs for equipment before launch, working closely with automation, equipment development, and safety engineers to ensure all equipment is safe before handing over to production
  • Create maintenance documentation and act as primary point of contact for maintenance team to ensure tooling and equipment downtime is minimized
  • Lead continuous improvement activities and identify opportunities for enhancements to equipment and tooling that improve key metrics of productivity, quality, safety, or cost
  • Act as primary contact for equipment performance related questions and concerns
  • Analyze equipment malfunctions and failures and accordingly develop corrective actions
  • Develop specifications for custom automation equipment to be fabricated by external vendors.

Requirements:
  • B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics Engineering or Equivalent Field.
  • Strong fundamentals in basic mechanical (materials, stress, mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluids, etc) and electrical concepts are absolutely critical.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing and/or equipment design environment. Experience in test systems strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in creating detailed solid models and drawings in CAD (SolidWorks, Catia is a plus), including designing basic manufacturing tools.
  • Proven ability to develop creative, cost-efficient, and quick-turnaround solutions to mechanical problems , via additive manufacturing and machining.
  • Prior experience with complex mechanical manufacturing systems, including standard factory equipment and basic automation equipment is a plus
  • Ability to read, interpret, and troubleshoot complex electromechanical systems by way of schematics and other documents
  • Proven ability to debug and methodical approach to problem solving (FMEA, FTA, Fishbone, 6M, RCA, etc). Able to Isolate faults and resolve electrical system malfunctions of varying complexities
  • Strong grasp of electrical engineering techniques, fundamentals, and principles
  • Proficiency in electrical schematics using Altium or AutoCAD Electrical
  • Ability to program in MatLab or Python preferred
  • Familiarity with NI LabVIEW/TestStand and NI hardware preferred
  • Knowledge of basic lab and diagnostic tools such as programmable power supplies, scopes, multimeters, etc.

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