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Internship, Craftsmanship (Fall 2024)



15d ago

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Fremont


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design or a related field
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • An inherent attention to detail and an understanding of the factors that create a perception of exceptional quality in the mind of the consumer
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of good design and user experience, as well as the engineering fundamentals that facilitate delivery of the design
  • An appreciation for the impact and contribution to dimensional variation in assemblies
  • Some understanding of statistical analysis would be advantageous
  • An appreciation of how subjective data can be measured or quantified to develop robust, representative Craftsmanship targets
  • Good level of numeracy, literacy and logical reasoning skills


  • Broad vehicle exposure – We get involved in the design and engineering of all customer-facing systems, from seats to interior trim to exterior systems. Embedded in the Engineering team, this broad exposure makes for a huge variety in projects, cross-functional interaction, an ability to have a broad impact to the end product, and accelerates understanding of the design detail of multiple systems across the vehicle
  • Target Setting, Communication and Validation – We set measurable engineering targets that will deliver world-class craftsmanship through competitor vehicle benchmarking and data analysis; validate those targets through physical models, mockups, and using digital visualization tools; communicate and negotiate those targets with the wider Engineering and Studio teams, ensuring that they are achievable; and support the Engineering and Manufacturing teams in meeting those targets
  • Quantification of Customer Feeling – Much of what the Craftsmanship team does is turning subjective customer perception into objective engineering targets by quantifying the premium look, sound, or feel of a system, and identifying all the sensory inputs that will deliver a “wow” experience. For instance, the premium feeling of an armrest that is not too soft or hard, not too thick or thin is quantified with an engineering specification graph that defines force and deflection

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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.