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Sr. Fastener Engineer, Materials Engineering

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Fremont
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The Role:

You will be an integral part of Fastener Engineering organization, pursuing our mission to provide Fasteners, Processes and Joining methods that equip Tesla's Engineers and Manufacturing Facilities with a competitive advantage in their mission to design and produce products that accelerate the world to sustainable energy. You will work closely with our engineering teams in the early phases of design to suggest and implement the best joining methods for systems to control assembly time, cost and process are as lean as possible from the start.


  • Champions fastener and joint engineering across all programs
  • Facilitates mechanical joint/fastener reviews to discover opportunities for consistency, complexity and cost control
  • Collaborates across design/manufacturing and quality teams to develop best fastening/joining methodology for manufacturing/production
  • Performs detailed analysis of fastened joints (e.g. torque vs clamp load, grip range check, thread engagement requirements)
  • Design fasteners (2D and 3D) and releases them into the Fastener Library.
  • Liaises with procurement and supplier quality team members to source fasteners and create an approved supplier list for each commodity.
  • Collaborates with multiple teams to design a robust joint with ease of manufacturing, ease of service, cost per part, and reliability in mind.


  • BS/MS Degree in Mechanical, Materials Engineering or related field
  • Exceptional understanding of the interactions between the torque, clamp load, friction
  • 5+ years of experience in fastener engineering or related field
  • Experience developing torque values based on design requirements
  • 5+ years of experience of 2D and 3D design (Catia V5/V6 Preferred)
  • Experience on fastener/joint tests, (e.g. destructive and non-destructive tests clamp load, torque, joint slip test)
  • Experience with GD&T and quality control
  • Strong understanding of forging, machining, welding, clinching and injection molding manufacturing processes
  • Experience on sealing elements, plugs, o-rings, etc,
  • Experience on integrated fasteners such as clinched, riveted fasteners, etc.

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Fremont , Sr. Fastener Engineer, Materials Engineering, Other , Fremont, California

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