Mechanical Design Engineer - Motors

Mechanical Design Engineer - Motors

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Engineering & Information Technology
Austin, Texas
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Tesla is in need of mechanical engineers to design propulsion motors from concept to volume production.  Come join the team working on the most important motors in the world.


  • 3D CAD and 2D drawings for stators, rotors and assemblies
  • Driving choices and development in:
    • winding technology
    • magnet technology
    • steel stamping and lamination joining
    • electrical insulation systems
    • interconnections
    • thermal sensing
  • Identifying and qualifying suppliers of raw materials, components, and assemblies
  • Design validation and durability testing profile development and data analysis
  • Carry designs through to high-volume production; DFM, cost reductions, and second sourcing
  • Mentoring junior engineers and interns


The ideal candidate will have:

·       Evidence of exceptional ability

·       Taken motor designs from clean sheet to volume production

·       Experience with multiple coil winding and termination technologies

·       Experience with multiple magnet technologies

·       Worked with an international supply chain

·       Automotive design and validation experience

·       Asked “why” throughout his or her career

Expected skills: GD&T, 3D CAD, 2D Drawings, DFMEA, PFMEA, structural and thermal FEA

Bonus skills: Catia, NVH analysis, electromagnetics design, specification writing, plastic injection molding, bolted joint design


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