- Bachelor's degree
- Doctoral degree
- Master of Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Master's degree
- Communication skills
- Employee evaluation
The candidate will work as a member of Tesla’s Materials Test Group to lead, support and advise on all materials level test activities. The position will be based in Fremont (California, USA) within the Materials Test Lab.
Lead the development, test and performance evaluation of metallic materials in a wide variety of parts and components across all Tesla products. Assess risk within upcoming projects and ensure applicable materials tests are completed within demanding project timelines.
Aid the development of new test and evaluation methods for assessing the use of various metals and joining methods.
Conduct failure analysis investigations in an extremely fast-paced, high pressure environment. Interface with a broad spectra of internal customers to drive concerns to a root cause and effective resolution.
Independently complete materials tests and issue reports for approval. Create and manage “Concerns” documentation to facilitate and trace corrective actions to a resolution.
Coordinate with Service and Reliability to best understand materials field concerns and independently propose cost effective and value add solutions which are agreeable business-wide.
Work with internal engineering teams and external suppliers to develop and validate the performance of materials at both the part and coupon level. Be capable of both working independently as well as part of broad cross functional teams to drive novel, best of class designs and solutions in the clean energy space.
Lead materials test technicians to support test setup, test execution, and interpret test results.
M.S. or Ph.D. in Metallurgy, Materials Science with a focus on Metallurgy, or similar. B.S. candidates with exceptional work experience will also be considered.
Exhibit a diverse knowledge of metallurgical automotive materials and their manufacture. Experience in corrosion, electrochemistry, coatings, surface engineering, joining methods and other automotive materials are highly desired.
Extensive experience in operating a diverse range of materials testing equipment.
Broad understanding of failure modes in materials along with experience of fractography.
Experience of working with hazardous materials with a willingness to exhibit and promote health and safety across the team.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to establish effective working relationships.
Broad experience of working and leading cross functional teams to drive product and specification development and a demonstrated ability to influence the direction of design based on test results
Must be able to effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, meet deadlines and manage time independently.
Maintain top level professional integrity and appearance