Process Engineer, Cell Engineering

Process Engineer, Cell Engineering

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Fremont, California
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The Role:

As Tesla continues to expand its business, we’re increasing our dependence on critical materials for batteries. As such, Tesla is looking to build a team of mechanical, chemical and process engineers to help find innovative process pathways to drive down cost and reduce the fundamental cost of battery material synthesis and process equipment.


  • Develop schematic and detailed designs for novel chemical processing systems
  • Interface with equipment suppliers through concept development, system design iteration, procurement, installation, and acceptance testing
  • Develop operating procedures, safety protocols, and maintenance plans for large scale chemical process equipment.
  • Support operations teams with achieving productivity and material quality targets on pilot and commercial scale systems.
  • Work closely with battery materials R&D team for introduction of novel materials and new process methods at larger scale.



  • Experience with design of parts including general dimensions and tolerances
  • Basic knowledge of the manufacturing process and rapid prototyping
  • 2D/3D CAD software – Solidworks/CATIA or other experience
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and innovate in a dynamic role
  • Ability to build a mass/energy balance for a process plant in total or in part
  • Knowledge of common chemical processes such as
    • Filtration, thermal processing, liquid reactors, crystallizers
    • Milling, blending, powder conveying
    • Wastewater treatment systems
    • Electrochemical processing of materials

·        Working knowledge and experience with process simulation software

  • BS or MS degree in Chemical Engineering 
  • 0-3 years of industry experience

·        Ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings and process flow diagrams


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