Mechanical Design Engineer - Geartrain

Mechanical Design Engineer - Geartrain

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Engineering & Information Technology
Austin, Texas
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The Role

Geartrain Design Engineers in Tesla’s Drive Systems Engineering Team are responsible for design, release and launch of the geartrain components for Tesla vehicle product lines.  You will be part of the team that creates and executes world-class drive units in terms of performance, cost, and manufacturability. Components of particular importance include gears, bearings, shafts, clutches, couplers, differentials and integration of these components.


  • Geartrain system design utilizing parametric modeling to evaluate performance trade-offs

  • Geartrain component design of rotating shafts, torque split devices, couplings, and clutches

  • Finite element analysis

  • 2D and 3D modeling utilizing CAD software

  • Statistical analysis for component stack up requirements

  • Component level testing for performance, durability, reliability, and variability

  • Supplier coordination for high volume contract manufacturing

  • Geartrain component quality troubleshooting resulting in supplier corrective action

  • Production support for assembly of geartrain components including process and tool development to achieve equipment performance requirements

  • Test specification design


  • Experience in rotating machinery design

  • Demonstrating technical aptitude from concept through release and launch for production or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.

  • Proficiency in 3D modeling within a product development environment. CATIA preferred


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