Process Engineer, Melting

Process Engineer, Melting

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Lathrop, California
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The Role:

You will be an integral part of emerging Materials Engineering organization, pursuing our mission to provide Materials, Processes and Joining methods that equip Tesla's Engineers and Manufacturing Facilities with a competitive advantage in their mission to design and produce products that accelerate the world to sustainable energy. You will drive the integration and commissioning of our electric melting equipment, establish our foundry and drive the development of our new processes for aluminum high pressure die casting.


  • Specify, design, install, commission and validate intelligent electric furnaces for melting and holding of aluminum alloys, plus associated molten metal transport and metal treatment systems for large scale die casting applications with custom alloying capability.
  • Diagnoses equipment failures, collect data to identify root causes and develop sustainable solutions.
  • Develop Expert Level Training requirements for operator depended equipment and processes.
  • Develop, implement and improve documents and schedules,
  • Identify and lead the development of automation projects as part of sustainability improvement projects.
  • Investigate, develop and implement countermeasures to prevent repetitive breakdowns.
  • Design and Implement Equipment Reliability Improvement Projects



  • BS in Mechanical or related engineering degree, MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred,
  • 5+ years of similar experience
  • 2D/3D experience in Delmia, Catia, Solidworks or related
  • Outstanding root causing and problem-solving skills
  • Experience creating & maintaining a positive atmosphere in a collaborative work team.
  • Able to read and interpret mechanical drawings and electrical schematics.

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