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Mechanical Design Engineer - Closures Engineering

Company: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Location: fremont
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Role As a Closures Systems Design Engineer, you will be responsible for conceiving, architecting, designing, and engineering the dynamic exterior systems of Tesla vehicles. You will work alongside pioneering Designers and Engineers through all stages of the product design cycle: from initial sketch and clay modeling, through architecture and design, and finally to validation and product launch. You will be part of the team that creates and executes some of the most notable hallmarks of Tesla design. Responsibilities Serve as a member of the Vehicle Engineering Team to support automotive body and closure system development for the Tesla vehicle product line Improve form and innovative functionality of door handles, power liftgate systems, dynamic sealing, and closures hardware. Conceptualize, design, engineer, release, develop, and launch closures systems components; develop and execute closure system requirements for one or more of the aforementioned closure commodities. Achieve innovation-driven closure system targets for appearance, function, quality, cost and weight. Establish closure system architecture and functional feasibility. Participate in the iterative process with the Tesla design and styling studio to deliver the optimal balance of form, function and quality. Support manufacturing processes and material selections to achieve world class execution of automotive exterior craftsmanship and fit and finish. Optimize designs with the appropriate analytical and physical assessments. Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, validation and launch of the program. Interpret CAE simulation results and integrate recommendations into product design; and Manage and collaborate with key suppliers (both internal and external) to support overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/ production build events. Requirements BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Passion for cutting edge product design and innovation. Minimum of two years industrial experience working in consumer product design or related field. Proficiency in 3D modeling utilizing CATIA V5/V6 or similar CAD software. Knowledge of design for manufacturing principles of various commodities. Strong understanding of GD&T, assembly and dimensional engineering principles in design. Experience working with cutting edge manufacturing technologies preferred Expertise with Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) during design, validation and/or launch of products preferred. Knowledge of the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&Rs and other technical documents preferred

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Inc., Fremont , Mechanical Design Engineer - Closures Engineering, Other , fremont, California

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