Internship, Equipment Engineer, Cell Manufacturing (Fall 2024)

    • Tesla Motors
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Posted 52 days ago | Updated 17 hours ago


On Site
USD 20.00 per hour
Full Time


Continuous improvement
Employment authorization
Palo Alto
Process engineering
Production engineering
Process control
Mechanical engineering
Manufacturing engineering
Chemical engineering
Spring Framework
Certification and accreditation
Project management
Bill of materials
Health care

Job Details

What to Expect

Consider before submitting an application:

This position is expected to start around August 2024 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December 2024) or into Spring 2025 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time and on-site, for most internships.

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 on-site. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year.

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

Multiple Locations Possible: Palo Alto, CA; Fremont, CA; Austin, TX; Reno, NV; Toronto, ON

What You?ll Do

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

Electrode Equipment Engineering
  • Intern to contribute to the development and improvement of new automation equipment and assembly lines for our advanced cell manufacturing equipment for our Energy Batteries. They will be responsible for validation and characterization of new/current equipment and fixtures for introduction to the production floor.
Equipment Design Development Engineering
  • Intern will support senior engineers in the dry electrode AIO lines (cal-lam and slitter). They will be involved in process development, equipment characterization, equipment design, and documentation for electrode equipment development of cell manufacturing.
Equipment Production Engineering
  • Production Engineer Intern will work cross-functional teams with Process, Controls and Quality Engineers to support the continuous improvement process to maintain a high throughput with high quality, identifying and improve potentials failures in the process. They will apply technical knowledge to innovate, design and develop processes, tooling, assembly fixtures and procedures.
Equipment Engineering
  • Intern will support senior engineers in the dry electrode AIO lines (cal-lam and slitter). They will be involved in process development, equipment characterization, equipment design, and documentation for equipment handoff.
Mechanical Engineering
  • Intern will work on cross functional teams with PM, Controls, manufacturing, and technicians to support and troubleshoot new and existing mechanical designs. They will prepare 3D CAD models, detailed drawings, mechanical BOMs, safety documentation and various parts lists for use by other teams. They will also support mechanical builds, proof of principle assemblies and production machinery.

What You?ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Chemical Engineering, or a relevant field

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

    • Expected Compensation

      $20.00 - $60.00 + benefits
      Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.