Mechatronics Engineering Technician, Actuators, Tesla Bot Job at Tesla, Palo Alto, CA

  • Tesla
  • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

What to Expect

Tesla’s actuator team designs and builds actuators for humanoid bi-pedal robots (Tesla Bot). The team joins mechanical, electrical, and electromagnetic Engineering disciplines in a highly collaborative environment. 

As part of the actuator design team, you will be responsible for assembly of complex mechanical stacks with little to no instruction other than CAD. This position is critical to the development of the high-performance electromechanical rotary and linear actuator systems for humanoid bi-pedal robots (Tesla Bot).

What You’ll Do

  • Perform mechanical/electrical analysis of actuators and sub-assemblies
  • Perform failure analysis and provide root cause analysis
  • Assemble custom test setups for dyno testing/investigations, and debug dyno problems of all kinds
  • Support R&D with custom test configurations
  • Equipment setup of rotational components
  • Assemble and testing of early-stage prototype actuators
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
  • Use CAD to design fixtures for rapid prototyping
  • Take precise measurements with micrometers/bore gauges
  • Work directly with design team to provide rapid feedback on experimental actuators
What You’ll Bring

  • Experience in mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in electrical Engineering
  • Experience in Physics
  • Experience in mechatronics
  • Experience in manual machining
  • Experience with data acquisition systems
  • Experience with scripting (Python, Matlab) 
  • Knowledge of instrumentation devices (displacement sensors, thermal, vibration)
  • GD&T

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

$26.84 - $71.94/hour + 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.

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Job Tags

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

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