The Senior Mechanical Engineer is responsible for inventing and shepherding design concepts into viable product offerings. The candidate should demonstrate a history of innovation, technical prowess, project management skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability to work cross-functionally.
Design mechanical solutions for novel photovoltaic systems.
Cross functional participation for product requirement definition
Technical concept development / CAD creation of concepts
Functional analysis by calculation/FEA
Qualification of new technology platforms as mediums for design
Prototype realization: hands-on manufacturing and/or project management of internal/external contract manufacturing
Feasibility testing: create FMEA/test plans, work cross-functionally with Test. Field Applications, and Reliability Groups to execute test plans. Analyze resultant data
Work with Manufacturing Engineering on product DFM. Support pilot rollout for product launch
Collaborate with legal team to secure patents for new ideas
Evidence of exceptional ability
BS (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or related field
3 years of product design experience or an advanced degree in one of the above fields
Experience with high volume product design and manufacturing preferred
Must be proficient in Solidworks or similar CAD software, 3-D modeling and 3-D prototyping
Must be available to travel 10% of time to visit suppliers, customers, and manufacturing lines. Some travel will be international
Must be available to commute 20% of time between Fremont and San Rafael Tesla offices
Demonstrated record of creative problem solving skills
Demonstrated record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
Demonstrated record of success working in a cross disciplinary, multi-cultural environment
Demonstrated record of success working in a high pressure, tight deadline situation.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Self-Driven, self-motivated, and able to make responsible decisions