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Internship, Test Equipment Mechanical Design Engineer, Cell Engineering (Fall 2024)



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024
What to Expect

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Internship Program at Tesla

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize and develop emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best students in positions where they will grow technically, professionally, and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows the intern to experience life at Tesla by including them in projects that are critical to their team’s success.

The Cell Qualification team is responsible for designing and developing all cell performance and failure evaluation methods and equipment. The role requires strong fundamentals in multiple areas of electromechanical product design, a strong passion to think outside the box, reasoning from first principles, and being extremely detail oriented while maintaining high standards of quality and manufacturing. The individual will be responsible for developing new equipment, methods, and processes, while also taking part in cell design and manufacturing.

What You’ll Do
  • Complete ownership of the design (art-to-part approach) from concept to production and deployment

  • 3D design of complex parts and assemblies and integration

  • Hands-on prototyping using internal and external resources

  • Root causing failures and equipment issues from first principles

  • Collaboration with other engineering groups inside Tesla

  • Travel to support deployment, debug issues and supplier visits

What You’ll Bring
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field

  • Experience with various manufacturing process

  • Proficiency in CAD modeling, Catia V5/V6 experience is a plus, but not mandatory

  • Experience with student Formula Vehicle, Solar Car, Hyperloop etc.

  • Experience with heat transfer and thermal modeling

  • Understanding of design for strength and stiffness

  • Test equipment design experience

  • GD&T

  • Manufacturing Techniques

  • Rapid Prototyping