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Internship, Abuse Testing & Engineering, Cell Engineering (Fall 2024)

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Tesla

19d ago

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  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Palo Alto

Requirements

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or a related field
  • Must have strong understanding of heat transfer, combustion and electrical
  • Demonstrated successful experience with materials characterization
  • Knowledge of lithium-ion batteries preferred
  • Experience setting up, running, and analyzing hands-on tests and characterization
  • Must be hands-on (assembly, fabrication/modification, instrumentation, wiring, electrical troubleshooting)
  • Experience with CAD (Catia V5, V6 or Solidworks)
  • Experience with software such as LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python, and/or other common programming languages
  • Experience with electrical systems (PCB's, resistors, voltage)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods for prototyping such as machining, welding, sheet metal forming, 3D printing

Responsibilities

  • Thermal Test Engineering Internship:
  • Cells are the common denominator for every Tesla product. In the Abuse Testing & Engineering group, we push battery systems to their limits and beyond using specialized equipment to apply electrical, mechanical, and thermal stresses. Our goal is to provide rapid feedback to inform designs early in development, by understanding how robust systems perform under abusive conditions. We accommodate external regulations but have a strong focus on internal requirements and testing for failure. Every Tesla battery product comes through our lab, both vehicles and energy storage. Our environment is fast-paced and incredibly exciting
  • Test Systems Engineering Internship:
  • All Tesla products share a critical component- cells! In the Abuse Test and Engineering group, it is our job to find the electrical, mechanical, and thermal limitations of these cells to ensure products deliver top end performance to our customers and do so in a safe manner. We move fast and do whatever it takes to inform designs early in their development. This makes for an environment that is fast paced, exciting, and offers lots of opportunity to shine while solving tough problems in fun ways. We are looking for driven individuals to support the battery cell abuse team across all Tesla programs. In this role, you would be a part of a dedicated team responsible for exciting tests spanning electrical, thermal, and mechanical abuse
  • High Voltage Abuse Test Internship:
  • In the Abuse Test and Engineering group, it is our job to find the electrical, mechanical, and thermal limitations of the batteries and power electronics to ensure products deliver top end performance to our customers and do so in a safe manner. We move fast and do whatever it takes to inform design improvements. This makes for an environment that is fast paced, exciting, and offers lots of opportunity to shine while solving tough problems in fun ways. At Tesla the design improvement and refinement will never stop, and thus our test methods need to match to ensure that new failure modes are understood. You will work directly with the Electrical Abuse Test Group responsible for stress testing the electrical components that protect batteries such as in-house designed fuses and high voltage management systems to ensure new designs meet the Tesla standard
  • Battery Propagation Resistance Test Engineering Internship:
  • Cells are the common denominator for every Tesla product. In the Abuse Testing & Engineering group, we push battery systems to their limits and beyond using specialized equipment to apply electrical, mechanical, and thermal stresses. Our goal is to provide rapid feedback to inform designs early in development, by understanding how robust systems perform under abusive conditions. We accommodate external regulations but have a strong focus on internal requirements and testing for failure. Every Tesla battery product comes through our lab, both vehicles and energy storage. Our environment is fast-paced and incredibly exciting
  • Abuse Test & Engineering R&D Internship:
  • The Abuse Test and Engineering R&D group is primarily responsible for the destructive testing of batteries from the pack, module and cell level. We are expanding rapidly and are involved with all Tesla battery programs
  • Cell Materials Engineering, Abuse Test Internship:
  • Engineers within the Abuse Testing and Engineering team routinely tackle extremely difficult engineering challenges and continuously push boundaries into identifying failure modes for high voltage systems (e.g., electric vehicles and energy storage systems). Individuals will work closely with mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, thermal engineers, and firmware engineers to root cause technical issues and conduct recreation testing of failure modes. The role requires materials characterization experience in addition to utilizing skills across many disciplines (mechanical, thermal, electrical)

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.

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Mission & Purpose

Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage. California-based Tesla is committed to having the best-in-class in safety, performance, and reliability in all Tesla cars. There are currently over 275,000 Model S, Model X and Model 3 vehicles on the road worldwide. To achieve a sustainable energy future, Tesla also created infinitely scalable energy products: Powerwall, Powerpack and Solar Roof. As the world’s only vertically integrated energy company, Tesla continues to innovate, scale and reduce the costs of commercial and grid-scale systems, with the goal of ultimately getting us to 100% renewable energy grids.