Internship, Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Flow (Fall 2024)

    • Tesla Motors
  • Austin, TX
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 15 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


New product introduction
Lean Six Sigma
Manufacturing engineering
Employment authorization
Team building
Supply chain management
Operational efficiency
Continuous improvement
Packaging engineering
Attention to detail
2D computer graphics
Machine design
Autodesk Revit
Lean methodology
Mechanical engineering
Health care

Job Details

What to Expect

Consider before submitting an application:

This position is expected to start in-person around August or September 2024 and continue through the entire fall term (i.e. through end of 2024) or into early 2025 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time and on-site, for most internships. Please consider before submitting an application.

International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school on your ability to work 40 hours per week before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week in-person. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year.

Internship Program at Tesla

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best students in positions where they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their manager, mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by giving them projects that are critical to their team's success.

Multiple Locations Possible

About the Team

Tesla is seeking highly motivated interns to contribute to the design and development of new factory layout and material flow for our advanced production facilities. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the team building "the machine that makes the machine." Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work on a critical subsystem of incredibly exciting products.

What You?ll Do

Qualified applicants may be reviewed by one or more of the following teams:

Factory Layout Design
  • Contribute to developing a factory design which supports seamless integration between production, packaging, material flow, supply chain, construction, and facilities teams

Material Flow Automation
  • Focus on the efficient and reliable flow of material to the Tesla manufacturing lines and the storage of material to improve overall operational efficiency and factory output by managing technical projects from "cradle to grave"

Production Optimization
  • Work with the teams designing production lines for the factory to ensure that their layouts align with the overall vision for the factory - identifying production constraints and developing and deploying a framework of continuous improvement utilizing lean principles

Technical Program Manager
  • Collaborate with multiple teams (including Supply Chain, Packaging Engineering, Logistics, and New Product Introduction) to align them towards common goals, particularly as they relate to factory design and material flow

What You?ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Engineering or related field
  • A passion to work on mechanical automation equipment, robots, design of electromechanical systems, PLCs, motion controls and navigation systems
  • Excellent grasp of engineering fundamentals
  • Eagerness to collaborate cross-functionally with other engineering teams while able to work independently; detail-oriented and execution focused
  • Genuine curiosity and willingness to understand how our products are designed, built and how they operate
  • Proven interest in Tesla's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy - through extracurricular activities, academic projects, passion projects, or equivalent experiences
  • The following skills and experiences are preferred: proficiency designing layouts with AutoCAD 2D (SolidWorks, Catia is a plus); experience working with production lines in a factory setting; knowledge of and experience with material flow strategies and dynamic manufacturing systems, including making data-driven decisions and summarizing results for executives; knowledge of moving mechanism and machine design, component part design, and machined part processes; experience designing greenfield facility layouts and/or material flow strategy; experience working in Autodesk Revit, experience using Lean Six Sigma method

Compensation and Benefits


As a full-time Tesla Intern, you will be eligible for:
  • 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 an option with a $0 payroll contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Medical Plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company Paid Basic Life, AD&D, and short-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick time after 90 days of employment 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
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program