Vibration Technician

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Palo Alto, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
13 Nov 2018
Ref
74002
Sector
Engineering
Category
Management
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Role

The Test Technician is a member of the Vibration / Simulation Test Team which is part of the Reliability & Test Organization. He/she will support the development, implementation and application of Tesla internal test and validation plans and methods for various automotive systems and components.

The ideal candidate has a proven record of success in the setup and conduction/monitoring of component or system level tests in a vibration test environment. Interpersonal and communication skills are a requirement to establish effective working relationships within Tesla.

The successful candidate for this position takes pride in his/her abilities, organization skills and attention to detail. He/she appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded.

Responsibilities
  • Build/assemble and setup test/validation equipment and fixtures
  • Modification of existing or fabrication of new equipment and fixtures as required
  • Install electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic circuitry and controls or data circuits
  • Installation and use of data acquisition equipment and other instrumentation
  • Setup and monitor/log internal simulation & vibration tests and validation activity
  • 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
  • Maintain test/validation equipment

Requirements
  • Associates Degree in Engineering or Automotive Technology from an accredited institution or demonstrable equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years experience working in an engineering development / test environment
  • Experience with ED shakers, and / or hydraulically controlled simulation test equipment such as MTS shaker tables / rigs
  • Experience and demonstrated success in Machining preferred
  • Experience with Electrical Circuitry and schematics
  • Ability to operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and shop equipment
  • Ability to instrument test samples with thermal couples/accelerometers/strain gauges/pressure sensors/etc., and operate data acquisition systems for data collection
  • Understanding of Pneumatic and Hydraulic schematics preferred
  • Experience in the use of a broad variety of test, control and data acquisition equipment and software (i.e. Lab View, MatLab)
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

Desirable attributes
  • Analytical problem solving skills
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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