Test Technician

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Palo Alto, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
19 Nov 2018
Ref
42568
Sector
Engineering
Category
Inspection
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Role

Tesla Energy is looking for a Lead Test Technician to support and own the development, implementation and application of a wide variety of test and validation plans/methods with our engineering development team. In this role you will have a broad scope of responsibility from creating electrical and mechanical test fixtures, to executing test plans and writing test reports.

Responsibilities
  • Setup and monitor/log internal and external tests and validation activity. This includes but is not limited to durability, thermal, structural, materials and regulatory testing on a component and system level basis.
  • Build, assemble and setup of test/validation equipment and fixtures
  • Install electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic circuitry and controls or data circuits
  • Installation and use of data acquisition equipment and other instrumentation
  • Record and analyze test data
  • Document and report on issues fund during test and work closely with Test Engineering to address these
  • Conduct component and system tear downs after test completion to discover issues generated during testing, document and report results
  • Support the development of test/validation plans and methods that assure reliability, structural and other engineering targets are met by the component/system tested
  • Maintain test/validation equipment

Requirements
  • AS or BS degree in Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 years + of experience in an engineering development environment
  • 3 years + experience in a Test Technician Role
  • Strong understanding of engineering and reliability fundamentals
  • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and lab equipment
  • Experience with wiring diagrams and harness drawings
  • Experience with oscilloscopes, DMMs and HV power supplies
  • Ability to instrument test samples with thermal couples, accelerometers, strain gauges, pressure sensors, induction probes etc.
  • Experience in the use of a broad variety of test, control and data acquisition equipment and software (i.e. Lab View, MatLab)
  • Experience and demonstrated success in machining, fabrication and welding
  • Experience with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for their success
  • Positive attitude, eagerness to learn and ability to change direction quickly
  • High voltage/power experience
  • Experience with HV battery systems
  • 3D CAD skills(Solidworks / Catia V5 preferred)
  • Experience with operation and repair of pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Forklift certification
  • First aid/AED/CPR training

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