Metrology Development Engineer, Cell Engineering

Metrology Development Engineer, Cell Engineering

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Engineering & Information Technology
Fremont, California
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The Role

Telsa’s cell manufacturing engineering group is looking for a highly-motivated metrology engineer to accelerate our next generation battery cell manufacturing program. This role will identify, develop and scale up manufacturing metrology systems within a cross-functional engineering team responsible for the development lifecycle and launch into manufacturing.

The battery cell is a critical component in Tesla vehicles and storage systems. This role will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to our products. The work environment is demanding, fast-paced and incredibly exciting. The ideal candidate should be ready to push their limits, as they join in highly motivated and capable team to make unbelieve things into reality.


  • Drive development of new/innovative manufacturing metrology from proof-of-concept through to full scale production to improved battery quality, performance and/or cost
  • Ensure production lines have the right process controls which are well-defined, high throughput, robust and low-cost. Drive metrology commissioning on new production lines
  • Characterize existing processes, establish controls for critical parameters, improve process robustness to variation
  • Get hands-on with pilot process equipment to continuously improve the process & metrology sequence and understand the fundamentals of how it works, and drive manufacturability
  • Establish process controls for SPC and develop process related OCAPs
  • Develop and manage PFMEA risk assessments to prioritize process improvement projects and ensure adequate metrology and controls are in place.
  • Build process documentation to accurately define the process to cross-functional teams (equipment, quality, production, etc.)
  • Ability to model holistic process costs using bottoms-up system approach


  • Either a BS with 6+ years’ relevant physical science experience or an MS with 3+ years relevant experience. Senior roles available for more experienced candidates
  • Strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and ability to apply them towards manufacturing process development
  • Demonstrated experience developing manufacturing metrology for new and unique products
  • Demonstrated experience introducing new equipment and new metrology into a production environment
  • Work collaboratively within a cross-function development team.
  • Proficient in data analysis / interpretation and presentation of experimental data
  • General-purpose programming with at least one high-level language
  • Experience with one or more of:
    • Vision systems including illumination design, imaging, integration, and visual optics
    • Real-time sensor system design and characterization
    • Optical or photonic system design for manufacturing
    • Roll to roll coating processes
    • Continuous wet deposition processes
    • Dry powder handling and processing
    • Automated mechanical assembly
    • Power electronics
    • Industrial chemical processing
    • Battery manufacturing (li-ion or other chemistry)
    • Industrial laser processing
    • Long-term reliability testing


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