Mechanical Design Engineer, Injection Molding Job at Tesla, Fremont, CA

  • Tesla
  • Fremont, CA

Job Description

What to Expect

The Coatings team is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to focus on supporting the scaling of our operations and product range. This includes executing design and automation projects for integration in any one of Tesla’s global facilities. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter and independent worker that can closely collaborate with internal cross-functional teams, external vendors, and technology partners to take a project from concept to full production.

You will partner with product design, simulation, and process engineering to establish injection molding tooling requirements, and create fully detailed 3D CAD tooling design models for die fabrication by tooling suppliers.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop the CAD design of new injection molding tooling from concept thru production, including split lines, slides, ejection, vent and cooling system (e.g. waterlines in tool steel as well as internal and external plumbing)
  • Provide feedback to product design engineers to achieve balance between product performance and manufacturability from a tooling perspective (e.g. draft angles, rib/boss geometry, etc.)
  • Incorporate input from flow and thermal simulation engineers into the die design
  • Capture feedback from injection molding process engineers into new and replacement dies
  • Innovate new ideas to push the envelope of performance (cycle time, yield, uptime) and minimize risk
  • Provide technical oversight of tooling suppliers
  • Assist in the development of tooling design and fabrication schedules, then execute accordingly
  • Manage parallel, rather than serial, product design, die design, and die fabrication timelines
What You’ll Bring

  • Mechanical design experience (experience with plastic injection molding tool design highly preferred, but other relevant tooling or mechanical design experience can be considered)
  • Advanced proficiency in 3D CAD, including advanced surfacing and large assemblies (CATIA V5+ preferred)
  • Knowledge of materials science and understanding of the chemical properties and behavior of materials, such as PUR/PUA and other thermoplastic polymers
  • Proficiency in CFD / Flow Simulation (Moldflow preferred)
  • Proficiency in GD&T and understanding of tolerance analysis and other quality improvement tools is essential for reducing process and product variation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics, or equivalent experience

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Expected Compensation

$80,000 - $300,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Local area, Flexible hours,

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