Equipment Manufacturing Engineer

Tesla - Atlanta, GA3.6

Tesla is looking for a highly motivated Manufacturing Equipment Engineer to tackle projects related to maintaining and improving our existing tooling, automation and processes related to manufacturing.

This is an exciting opportunity to build a world class manufacturing facility right here in the Bay Area. Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work on a critical subsystem of incredibly exciting products.


In addition to troubleshooting and improving existing equipment, the Manufacturing Equipment Engineer works under the supervision of Equipment Engineering as well as with cross-functional teams throughout the entire lifecycle of the product.

He/She works closely with Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Production and Maintenance to support automated production of the drive unit to help drive capacity increases, cost reduction and ensure it is a sustainable process for years to come.

Equipment Troubleshooting and Improvement

Design methods and improvements to fix recurring machine issues.
Lead investigation into machine unplanned downtime and determine route cause
Troubleshoot non-typical machine failures using mechanical and electrical knowledge
Work with basic shop tools as well as local machine shops to produce parts
Equipment Maintenance and Documentation
Creation and revision of detailed Equipment Maintenance Specifications to assist Maintenance Technicians
Utilize knowledge of electrical and mechanical assemblies to predict equipment failure modes and proactively plan spare parts supplies
Maintain proper revision tracking for electrical schematics and mechanical drawings and ensure upper level machine assemblies contain all correct revision parts in PDMWorks
Equipment Validation and Characterization

Perform trials to test the effect of equipment improvements
Develop metrics to measure success of equipment improvements
The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on work, analytical ability, organizational skills and attention to detail. He/She appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility. He/She looks forward to learning an incredible amount on the job.


Proficiency creating detailed drawings from solid models in CAD (SolidWorks, Catia is a plus)
Good knowledge of Global Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Proficiency assembling per mechanical drawings
Comfortable reading electrical and pneumatic schematics
Experience creating bid package including design for manufacturing and BOM
Experience with or exposure to automation equipment, motion control, PLC programming and HMI is a plus (FANUC 6-axis Robots, PLC programming AB RS Logix5000, HMI Factory Talk)
Experience with rotating machines, gearbox and AC motor assembly is a plus
Experience creating maintenance documentation
Experience transitioning products from prototype to production desired
Experience introducing new products and new processes into a production environment
Knowledgeable about production quality metrics is a plus
Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
Experience with drilling, tapping and utilizing basic shop tools (manual milling and lathe turning is a plus)
Well organized with meticulous attention to detail
Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio

BS Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
5+ years of hands-on mechanical and electrical experience in a production environment
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