Test Engineer, Chassis & Body in White, Semi

    • Tesla Motors
  • Fremont, CA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 1 day ago


On Site
USD 80,000.00 per year
Full Time


Attention to detail
Test equipment
Test plans
Data acquisition
Mechanical engineering
Health care
Apache Flex

Job Details

What to Expect

This position will work as a member of Tesla's reliability and test team to develop and execute component and system level testing of vehicle chassis and body structural components using servo hydraulic test equipment either in-house or at external labs

What You?ll Do

  • Conduct hands-on component and system level durability and strength tests using MTS servo hydraulic systems
  • Work directly with reliability and design engineers for test planning activities (test scheduling, prioritization, specifications etc. )
  • Develop test fixtures using CAD and work with in-house or external labs for fixture fabrication
  • Conduct detailed inspections such as torque checks, crack checks etc. Identify and root cause failures
  • Conduct data acquisition and instrumentation of sensors such as load cells, strain gages, LVDT etc.
  • Post process test data and make detailed test reports
  • Be involved with general test equipment maintenance and lab expansions
  • Work in close collaboration with test technicians, instrumentation, CAE, reliability and design teams
  • Work with third party labs to coordinate and conduct testing as needed
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment

What You?ll Bring

  • BS and/or MS degree in mechanical, automotive or mechatronics engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Strong internship experience and/or participation in competitive projects (Formula SAE etc.) preferred
  • Experience with testing, using hydraulic or electric actuators preferred
  • Experience with instrumentation of sensors (load cells, strain gages, LVDT etc.) and data acquisition systems
  • Experience designing in CAD
  • Proven track record as a hands-on engineer
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • 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 options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), 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
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

    • Expected Compensation

      $80,000 - $300,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + 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.