Test Technician

Palo Alto, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
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.

  • 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

  • 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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