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R&D Machinist

Company: Tesla
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

The Failure Analysis Team's mission is to determine root cause and contributing factors to improve the experience of Tesla's products by reducing field issues; in collaboration with a large cross-section of other engineering teams. Engineers and Technicians on the team are responsible for various vehicle and energy product systems for existing models and models in development. This extremely high visibility individual contributor role requires extensive hands-on work focused on component failure analysis and root cause activities.We are seeking an enthusiastic, fast-learning CNC Programmer and Machinist who will be responsible for developing and executing novel teardown and sample preparation methods. A successful candidate for this role should have extensive experience setting up and operating CNC machines, knowledge of modern CAD/CAM systems, and proficient manual machining and fabricating skills. The role will involve developing tooling and fixturing solutions for non-traditional machining applications.A successful candidate must become intimately familiar with the teardown and inspection procedures of our high-voltage batteries, vehicle controllers, and other complex assemblies they will be working with. The candidate should have hands-on experience using manual machine shop fabrication tools, including mills, lathes, grinders, saws, and other manual metalworking tools. Experience working with high-voltage electronics is a plus. They will work alongside experienced engineers and technicians to develop high-volume teardown and sample preparation methods to support failure analysis activities. The candidate will also support ongoing fixturing, tooling, and jig development and construction. Responsibilities: Develop tooling and fixturing solutions for new machining applications Use CAD/CAM or manual programming to develop CNC programs and macros Setup CNC Mills and run programs on samples provided by requesting engineers/technicians Train and mentor novice CNC users Use electrical tools, including DMM, power supply, microscopes, and cameras Maintain lab/shop tools and consumables Requirements: 3-5 Years of Hands-On CNC Operation (Haas Preferred) Strong CAD/CAM Experience (Solidworks or CATIA Preferred) Experience manually coding probing and macro routines Excellent verbal and written communication skills Fine motor skills and extreme attention to detail Ability to lift and carry 50lbs Preferred Requirements: Prior forklift certification or experience Experience programming and operating 5-axis CNC systems Experience working with high-voltage electronics Experience with other CNC tools such as Waterjet, Laser Cutter, etc. Experience with TIG and MIG WeldingJob Type: Full-timePay: $40.00 - $50.00 per hourBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Professional development assistance Referral program Relocation assistance Vision insuranceSchedule: Day shift Monday to Friday No nights OvertimeWork Location: One location

Keywords: Tesla, Sunnyvale , R&D Machinist, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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