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Engineering Technician - Vibration and Road Simulation

Tesla Motors Fremont, CA
  • Posted: January 08, 2020
  • Full-Time

Engineering Technician - Vibration and Road Simulation
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Engineering & Information Technology
Fremont, California
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The Role
This position will work as a member of Tesla's Engineering Test Team to support vibration & road simulation testing for Reliability and Durability tests performed in-house. The primary objective of this role is to setup, maintain and conduct component and system level tests in accordance with Tesla procedures. The successful candidate for this position must have a broad background in fabrication and system level maintenance and testing.


Support both vehicle & component level tests on simulation rigs ( single axis electrodynamic shaker tables, MTS-329 road simulator, and MTS Multi axis simulation (MAST) ): test setup, detailed inspections, scheduling, maintenance and retrofits
Root cause and report: Document and report issues identified during test or inspections. Collaborate with engineers to resolve mechanical & electrical issues discovered. Provide detailed written & verbal test status updates to key stake holders during weekly meetings
Support engineering teams in instrumentation and data acquisition setup and logging
General test equipment maintenance
Maintain a clean and organized work environment


Experience as an Engineering technician for 3+ years
Experience with fabrication equipment (e.g. Band Saw, Drill Press)
Analytical problem solving skills & root cause analysis
Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
Excellent written & verbal communication skills
Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
Experience with MS office tools (Outlook/Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project)
Flexibility to work long hours and weekends when required
2 year technical/automotive degree highly desired
Engineering test & validation experience highly desired
Extensive knowledge in MTS hardware and software highly desired
High voltage certification or past work experience highly desired
Mill & Lathe fabrication certification & experience highly desired
Basic CAD design experience highly desired

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Tesla Motors


Fremont, CA
94536 USA

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