Manufacturing Equipment Engineer, Gigafactory 1
Sparks, NV

About $78,000 - $110,000 a year

An equipment engineer in the production engineering team will be a part of operating, sustaining, and improving some of the most automated manufacturing equipment in the world. The best candidate for the position has a high aptitude to learn new skillsets in the position. The expectation is that an engineers will start with strengths in a given field (AUTOCAD, robotics, PLC Programming, vision, Python, HMI scripting, etc) and then learn all other areas from those who work with them. This role requires capability across the board to sustain all parts of the automated equipment. The expectation is not that you arrive on day 1 with this capability, but that you have the aptitude and desire to learn all aspects of automation.

Work collaboratively with design, product excellence, production operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering, Maintenance and other cross functional teams as the expert to ensure production lines run in a safe, efficient manner producing high quality parts.
Program ladder logic and structured text on multiple PLC controller platforms (Allen-Bradley, Siemens and Beckhoff)
Program and teach industrial 6-axis robots (Fanuc)Sequence complex, multi-station machinery for material pick-and-place, dispense, fastening, welding and conveyance applications
Lead equipment upgrades with a focus on serviceability, reliability and process capability.
Responsible for continuous process optimization of automated lines
Become owner / subject matter expert to drive equipment-related process improvement including detailed troubleshooting and root cause analysis.
Build training material, maintenance routines, service bulletins, and related documentation related to cradle to grave equipment life cycle management
Interface process and test equipment with Tesla MES and production quality databases using Python scripting and SQL
Develop and improve equipment validation procedures including calibration and qualification
Identify equipment critical spare parts and ensure sufficient coverage to prevent extended downtime situations
Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations.
Familiarity with SPC and development of equipment-related OCAPs

BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Computer Engineering or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Good overall computer skills with demonstrated ability in a programming language
Structured problems solving methodologies (DMAIC, 8D, etc)
Able to work under intense time pressure in the presence others
Experience with PLC programming, troubleshooting, and configuration
Experience with robot programming, backup and restoration
Experience in automotive or high volume manufacturing is highly desired
Willing to work days, afternoons, nights and weekends as determined by project needs
Be committed to Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy

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