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Field Test Engineer, Gigafactory Nevada

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Sparks
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

The RoleWe are looking for an engineer to join a team working at a remote off-grid test site near the Nevada Gigafactory. In this role, you would continue growing the site infrastructure, build test equipment, and maintain the facility. In addition, the role would entail working alongside multiple engineers, you would frequently coordinate and execute destructive tests and be responsible for continuously ongoing hazardous lifetime tests. As a result, you would help ensure that electric vehicles and energy storage systems are robust to high levels of abuse.Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and execute abusive tests across multiple programs
  • Build test equipment, such as a car crusher, replica building with fire extinguishing, battery chargers and power cyclers, electrical and thermal data sensors and acquisition, and continuous video recording
  • Recognize and propose further improvements to test site and equipment
  • Troubleshoot issues with test equipment and sensors, site electrical power or IT, etc
  • Maintain facility, ensure smooth operation when outside teams visit for tests
  • Communicate with remote teams to schedule trips, receive, and prepare test samples, conduct tests jointly, perform post-test inspection and disposal
  • Coordinate daily technician activitiesRequirements
    • BS in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience
    • Ideal focus areas include; equipment commissioning, construction, testing
    • 3+ years experience working in the field
    • Must be mentally tough, excellent at field work in variable conditions
    • Bonus: experience with programming (Python ideally), electrical communications (CAN), or battery cycling equipment

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Sparks , Field Test Engineer, Gigafactory Nevada, Engineering , Sparks, Nevada

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