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Drive Systems Engineering Technician

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

The Role
Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing the top people in any given discipline. Our world-class engineering teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone.
You must have a genuine passion for working on the best electric vehicles in the world. You must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company. We are building real products. This must excite you. You must be a builder. You'll work alongside accomplished, world-renowned engineers on perhaps the most exciting automotive programs in existence today.
Engineering Technicians within the Drive Systems Engineering Prototype team work side by side with engineers to support the development of high speed rotating machines. Projects are open ended and often with limited up front guidance. Must be a self-starter and able to figure out how to do things.


  • Assemble and debug prototype drive unit assemblies.
  • Make and modify parts as necessary to support test rigs and prototypes.
  • Test prototypes. Assess and document test results

    • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude. Ability to take things apart and getting them back together without instructions
    • Detail oriented personality with solid documentation and reporting skills including Microsoft office and computer software literacy.
    • Metal working and other general fabrication skills including: Knowledge of hand and power tools, pneumatic equipment included Machine shop items: Band saws, grinders, mill and lathe operation a plus.
    • Knowledge of electrical hazards. Including precautionary measures around High Voltage equipment and spinning machinery.
    • Ability to use basic electrical tools: Digital Multi-meter, Meg-Ohm tester Thermal couple Meters.
    • Basic wiring knowledge, ability to connect sensors, power supplies, and Data Acquisition to test platforms.
    • Interest in electric motors and gear trains.

      Compensation and Benefits

      Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
      • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
      • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
      • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
      • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
      • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
      • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
      • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
      • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
      • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
      • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
      • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
      • Tesla Babies program
      • Commuter benefits
      • Employee discounts and perks program
        Expected Compensation

        $24.00 - $65.00/hour + cash and stock awards + benefits

        Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Sunnyvale , Drive Systems Engineering Technician, Engineering , Sunnyvale, California

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