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Sr. Test Engineer - Durability/Climatic

Tesla Motors - Fremont, CA

The Role

This position will work as a member of Tesla’s Vehicle Engineering Test Group to support vehicle level testing for Durability and Reliability, performed in-house and at external test sites. The primary objective of this role is to develop, manage and execute vehicle level tests, in particular extreme environmental tests, (e.g. Hot and Cold Weather tests, Corrosion, Wade, Monsoon & water Management, Dust intrusions etc.) in accordance with test plans and test procedures and communicate test results to internal engineering teams for successful validation to Tesla requirements. The successful candidate for this position must have a broad background in automotive vehicle level testing, including experience with hot and cold climatic testing.


Lead the daily activities of the Reliability Test Team

Design, develop and validate Tesla vehicle level environmental test procedures

Create vehicle level test plans and conduct test trips according to plan and within budget

Work with external and in-house test labs and proving grounds to lead testing activities

Conduct vehicle level environmental tests according to Tesla test plans and test procedures

Record & analyze data collected during testing

Conduct vehicle and component inspections after test completion to discover issues generated during testing

Write test reports to document results of testing and to communicate issues found during testing

Create “concerns documentation” for corrective action resolution of issues identified during testing

Conduct countermeasure validation testing to approve corrective action resolution

Participate in detailed design reviews to drive definition and validation of proper vehicle systems behavior and in program reviews to provide feedback on vehicle performance to release or hold product for production

Work with internal engineering team and external suppliers to develop and validate performance of components and systems and validation activities. Review component DVP&R’s plans

​ Requirements

A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.

A minimum of 5 years of automotive experience in Reliability Testing, including environmental / climatic testing.

Must have valid driver’s license

Candidates must have the ability and willingness to travel (Up to 25%)

Experience in operating data acquisition systems (VBox, SoMAT eDAQ, LMS) for data collection of vehicle instrumentation with thermal couples/accelerometers/strain gauges/pressure sensors/load cells/LVDT/etc.

An ability to post process and analyze data using tools (nCode Glyphworks/Matlab) to validate system performance is desirable

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an absolute requirement to establish effective working relationships with Tesla engineering and test teams, outside test labs and others within and outside Tesla

Broad experience working in cross functional teams to drive product development and a demonstrated ability to influence direction of design based on test results

Experience working with various test labs with broad contacts in the field of automotive testing

Knowledge of methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in vehicle maintenance

Ability to operate a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and shop equipment

Ability to operate and use diagnostic scan tools, scopes, meters, and other test equipment

5 days 13 hours ago

Tesla Motors


Sr. Test Engineer - Durability/Climatic Tesla Motors - Fremont, CA, United States


Location: Fremont, CA

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