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Mechanical Design Engineer [ST]

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Fremont
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

As a Mechanical Design Engineer - Interior Systems in Tesla's Vehicle Engineering Team, you will be responsible for design, release and launch of the complete interior system for future Tesla vehicle product lines. You will be part of the team that creates and executes world-class interiors in terms of form, function and luxury. You will utilize your expertise in one or more of these commodities and develop as a full vehicle engineer - designing and delivering systems rather than just components as you work with a lean and agile team of the best automotive engineers in the industry.


  • Design of automotive component parts in CATIA V5
  • Develop and execute interior system requirements for one or more of the aforementioned interior commodities
  • Implement processes and material selections to achieve world class execution of automotive interior craftsmanship and fit & finish
  • Complete and release interior components, sub-system and detail designs, utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering where required (in-house designs are planned for most major commodities)
  • Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, validation and launch of the program
  • Interpret CAE simulation results and integrate recommendations into product design
  • Collaborate with key interior system and plastic component suppliers and support overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/production build events
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams within the Tesla Vehicle Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Procurement groups to ensure interior system manufacturing and assembly feasibility and serviceability
  • Responsible for technical documentation to include DFMEAs, DVP&R's


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME preferred) with a minimum of 2 years of experience in automotive interior trim components and subsystem engineering, demonstrating technical aptitude from concept through release and launch for production or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Must have in-depth technical expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class craftsmanship and performance targets
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling within a product development environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with GD&T and dimensional engineering
  • Experience with technical documentation in at least 1 full lifecycle vehicle programs to include DVP&R and DFMEA
  • Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, validation and launch of the programs

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Fremont , Mechanical Design Engineer [ST], Other , Fremont, California

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