Mechanical Design Engineer, Tesla Bot Job at Tesla, Palo Alto, CA

  • Tesla
  • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

What to Expect

The Tesla Robotics Team designs and builds humanoid bi-pedal robots (Tesla Bot) to perform tasks that are boring, repetitive, and dangerous for humans. The team joins mechanical, electrical, controls, software, and manufacturing engineering disciplines in a highly collaborative team. We are seeking talented Mechanical Design Engineers to play a role in building this ambitious vision into reality. There will be an emphasis on creative problem-solving abilities and technical rigor for this role.

What You’ll Do

  • Design joints and structures optimized for mass, stiffness, cost, and manufacturing 
  • Design creative mechanisms and transmissions for power transfer through moving joints
  • Perform load calculations to determine sizing of actuators, transmissions, and bearing elements
  • Integrate actuators, sensors, and electronics including wiring into a space-efficient package that is also conducive for assembly and serviceability
  • Apply analytical methods including calculations and simulations for the design and optimization of structures and mechanical components
  • Perform tolerance analysis to determine system impacts of assembly fits and backlash
  • Fabricate prototypes, iterate rapidly, advance your concepts through to volume production 
  • Manage suppliers to execute projects according to the design specifications and timeline commitments
  • Develop specifications and accelerated test plans to validate the product for its determined lifetime 
  • Design fixtures and equipment for testing and calibration in prototype and production environments
What You’ll Bring

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, or Mechatronics or equivalent industry experience
  • Proficiency in designing parts and assemblies using 3D modeling software (CATIA preferred) 
  • Experience drafting engineering drawings and conducting tolerance stack-up analysis (GD&T bonus)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment

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

$88,000 - $324,000/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.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here ). Please contact for additional information or to request accommodations.

Privacy is a top priority for Tesla. We build it into our products and view it as an essential part of our business. To understand more about the data we collect and process as part of your application, please view our Tesla Talent Privacy Notice

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Local area, Flexible hours,

Similar Jobs

A. O. Smith Corporation

Thermal & Mechanical Engineering Co-Op Job at A. O. Smith Corporation

 ...of MS and PhD research scientists and engineers, supported by a highly experienced team...  ...with backgrounds in hardware, software, mechanical and laboratory skills. Our brand-new research...  ...Center and gain unparalleled experience at the innovative nucleus of the organization... 

Sweat Pants Agency

Google Ads (PPC) Marketing Strategist Job at Sweat Pants Agency

 ...FULL-REMOTE Google Ads (PPC) Marketing Strategist About Us Sweat Pants Agency is a leading force in the DTC industry and the only agency behind two INC #1 fastest-growing businesses. We have an unwavering commitment to performance, innovation, and fostering the growth... 

Pathway Vet Alliance

Experienced Veterinary Assistant Job at Pathway Vet Alliance

 ...Position at Petcare Hospital & Wellness CenterExperienced Veterinary AssistantMill Creek, WAMore than a word, care is present in...  ...monitors, x-ray machines, dental, and autoclaving equipmentExperience & Skills Requirements: ~Previous veterinary technician/... 


Hotel Maintenance Engineer Job at Home2Suites

Wurzak Hotel Group is looking for an experienced Front Desk Agent to support the Guest Service Department at our gorgeous property,...  ...The hourly rate for this position is $19 per hour.The General Maintenance Engineer performs interior and external preventative maintenance... 


Entry Level Manager Job at Culver's

Come join the Culvers Management Team! In our restaurants, teamwork is everything. When you join Culvers, youll find yourself surrounded by a supportive team, and opportunities to develop personally and professionally. With our training programs, flexible scheduling...