Internship, Quality Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering (Fall 2024)

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


On Site
Full Time


Root cause analysis
Change control
Manufacturing engineering
Employment authorization
Quality assurance
Continuous improvement
Quality improvement
Design engineering
Six Sigma
Lean manufacturing
Process control
Customer satisfaction
Product design
Mechanical engineering
Statistical process control
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 Quality Engineering Team members are expected to have the skills to analyze data and surface takeaways and communicate recommendations to leaders at all levels in the company. Through the intern program, we are looking to find the next wave of talent to drive these efforts.

This position you will work as a member of Tesla's Quality Team. The primary objective of this role is to support the production of high-quality products through the continual improvement of process and product quality and the systems that surround them. The successful candidate for this position must be a problem-solver at their core, have a strong quality & customer-focused mindset, and have the personal drive and stamina for relentless, continual improvement, personally and professionally.

Quality Interns will be responsible for providing on time support to our internal or external customers on Quality Improvement opportunities.

What You?ll Do

  • Monitoring our manufacturing processes and creating/monitoring quality data systems
  • Identifying continuous improvement opportunities and implementing best practices
  • Performing design engineering analysis and reviewing engineering documentation
  • Capture and document root cause analysis
  • Contain defective products through ownership of problem definition (8D's), Root Cause Analysis (RCA's), leading dispositions, and resolution effectiveness tracking
  • Reviews, develops, and implements revised/new processes using Six Sigma/Lean manufacturing
  • Working cross functionally with various teams to achieve quality standards Detect non-conformances through use and standardization of SPC systems, and Change Control management
  • Ensure standards and specification by championing product/process Control Plans, Inspection Standards, quality and testing plans and instructions, Visual Work Instructions, and Technical Specifications
  • Prevent failed customer satisfaction and durability by coordinating Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA's), product design specifications and tolerances reviews, past problem history, and supplier development

What You?ll Bring

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering or other related field
  • Prior internship experience in a manufacturing setting preferred
  • Evidence of bringing assignments to a successful completion
  • Strong verbal / written communication and computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to multi task effectively within a team environment in managing priorities

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