Mechanical Design Engineer – Exterior Systems

The
Role

As a
Mechanical Engineer developing Structures and Absorbers for the Vehicle Exterior
group you will be responsible for design, release and launch of components for future
vehicle lines including, but not limited to:

·      
Front End Module

·      
Wheel Liners

·      
Sound Absorbers

·      
Front End Integration (Ensure craftsmanship fit and finish;
Front Fascia, Headlamps, Fender, Hood)

You
will be part of the team that creates and executes world class systems in terms
of styling, function and customer quality. You will utilize your expertise
in one or more of these commodities and develop as a full vehicle engineer –
designing and delivering entire systems rather than just components as you work
with a lean and agile team of the best automotive engineers in the
industry.  You will report to the Engineering Manager of Exterior Systems.

Responsibilities

As
part of Tesla’s Vehicle engineering team you will design release and launch
Exterior components and subsystems, aligned with program product profile with
responsibilities to include:

·      
Concept Engineering & feasibility

·      
Packaging & layout within vehicle architecture

·      
Design to deliver customer-driven Exterior system targets
for Craftsmanship, function, cost and weight.

·      
Participate in the iterative process with the Tesla
design/styling studio to deliver the optimal balance of form vs. function vs.
cost.

·      
Detail Design including datum & fixation strategy,
GD&T

·      
Complete and release component & sub system design,
utilizing a mix of in-house design and supplier engineering where required
(In-house designs are planned for most major commodities).

·      
Utilize DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design,
validation and launch of the program.

·      
Interpret CAE simulation results and integrate
recommendations into product design

·      
Collaborate with key suppliers & tool makers to support
overall vehicle development milestones and prototype/production build events.

·      
Collaborate with cross functional teams within the Tesla
Vehicle Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Procurement groups to ensure
system manufacturing and assembly feasibility and serviceability.

·      
Responsible for technical documentation to include DFMEAs,
DVP&R’s.

Requirements

• Bachelor
of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME preferred). Preferably 2 years of
experience in automotive or similar field, but proven evidence of technical
aptitude can be a substitute for exposure. Evidence of following the design
process from initial concept stages through tooling release and production
launch, having completed 3D and 2D CAD in Catia V5. Other CAD experience will
be considered but ultimately Catia V5 will be used.


Automotive Engineering with components in the Exterior environment preferred


Experience managing suppliers for product development.


Have a good mix of designing a variety of materials (stamped, injection mold,
cast, etc.) and designing kinematics/ mechanisms.

• Understand
the fundamental differences in design and engineering between low/high volume,
entry/premium vehicle systems and have examples or a portfolio of completed
programs.

• Have
in-depth technical expertise with the latest manufacturing technologies and
feasibility execution to achieve systems requirements and world-class
craftsmanship/performance targets.

• Strong
working knowledge of Design for Manufacturing, including familiarity with
GD&T and dimensional engineering.

•Utilize
DFSS methodologies as appropriate during the design, validation and launch of
the programs.

• Strong
familiarity with the development of specifications, DFMEAs, DVP&R’s and
other technical documents.

• Demonstrate
an ability to manage difficult projects with tight timing constraints and
provide examples of such scenarios throughout your career.

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