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Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Tesla
Location: palo alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Role:

Tesla is advancing the technology of high-speed vehiclecharging and utility scale energy storage and is looking for a highly skilledand motivated individual to help lead ultra-reliable and innovative mechanicaldesign work. Come join an incrediblytalented team and accelerate the worlds transition to sustainable energy.


  • Lead and support mechanical design engineers in full life cycle product development.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to achieve product performance, aesthetic, schedule, cost, reliability, and quality targets.
  • Perform detailed review of mechanical systems and components including plastic, metal and sheet metal parts, connectors, insulators, wire-harnesses, fasteners, electronic assemblies, enclosures, thermal systems, and other components.
  • Lead and audit detailed mechanical design analysis including thermal, structural, design for assembly, and design for test.
  • Generate and maintain product and component design requirements.
  • Create plans and audit the execution of holistic product validation across multiple teams.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field, or equivalent experience in field
  • 7+ years of design leadership experience.
  • Deep understanding of the material science of components used in mechanical design (metals, plastics, insulators, connectors, gaskets, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of component and product failure modes.
  • Expertise in a wide variety of component fabrication methods.
  • Extensive experience designing for high-volume manufacture and assembly.
  • Experience integrating and packaging electronic assemblies into outdoor environments.
  • Proficiency using 3D mechanical design and analysis tools.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desire to work in and the ability to excel in a fast-paced and challenging environment.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience designing packaging solutions for battery systems.
  • Experience designing power electronic assemblies.
  • Thermal system analysis expertise, FEA, and CFD experience.
  • Experience designing products with customer aesthetic requirements.
  • Knowledgeable in basic electrical principles and their application in the design of vehicle charging or renewable energy systems.
  • Experience with obtaining compliance and certification to global standards.

Keywords: Tesla, Palo Alto , Lead Mechanical Design Engineer, Other , palo alto, California

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