Internship, Equipment Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering (Fall 2024)

    • Tesla Motors
  • Austin, TX
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 day ago


On Site
Full Time


Manufacturing engineering
Employment authorization
Product design
Quality management
Process engineering
Problem solving
Acceptance testing
Mechanical engineering
Data collection
Continuous improvement
Cost reduction
Process control
Preventive maintenance
Equipment maintenance
Software deployment
Human factors and ergonomics
Bill of materials
Electrical 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

The Manufacturing Equipment Engineer Intern is primarily responsible for the design of maintenance procedures, tooling retrofits, performance improvements, and deployment of new processes/equipment. The selected candidate assumes full ownership of specific equipment technologies and maintaining them for use with the highest standards of safety, quality, and output that is required for large volume world class manufacturing. The Manufacturing Equipment Engineer Intern works closely with Tesla's internal Product Design, Operations, Safety, Facilities, Quality, Maintenance, and Process Engineering teams and coordinates cross-functional activities for day to day issue problem solving.

What You?ll Do

  • Define and oversee Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test of manufacturing equipment
  • Develop an understanding of automation systems, mechanical engineering, robotics, PLCs, data collection systems
  • Optimize product flow and line efficiency by designing or improving tools, jigs, stations, work methods and ergonomics using the 5S methodology. Actively use tool data sources (e.g. MES reports) to quantitatively evaluate and track tool performance and create programs to improve relevant metrics
  • Characterize baseline performance and capability of each system and drive actions to maintain or improve performance as measured by product quality and tool availability
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement and cost reduction programs and maintain tool and spare part BOMs to ensure proper part availability
  • Drive process control and process development, specifically in the areas of quality and equipment capability
  • Work independently and with vendors to understand root cause of failures, propose design or component changes, and implement and validate equipment modifications
  • Utilize knowledge of electrical and mechanical assemblies to predict equipment failure modes and proactively set and establish preventative maintenance schedules
  • Generate and maintain equipment maintenance specifications to assist maintenance technicians. Oversee technician/operator training on the equipment
  • Perform trials to test the effect of equipment improvements and learn to implement countermeasures to prevent repetitive breakdowns

What You?ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Engineering or a related field
  • You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment
  • Hands-on experience is a must
  • Professional and positive communication skills
  • Previous internship and/or project experience is a plus
  • Ability to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and electrical schematics

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