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Hardware – Power Engineering Internship (Fall 2020) at Tesla

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Employer: Tesla

Expires: 08/01/2020

Power Engineering Internship/Co-Op  The Role You will design, test, and prototype mechanical and/or electrical components and systems both for current and future Tesla product programs. Your scope of work will be mechanical, electrical, or a combination therein depending on project and team requirements, challenging you to come up with creative solutions to affect rigorous quality and cost-down targets. Additionally, you will work collaboratively with cross-functional partners, external vendors, and suppliers. Your application to the Power Engineering Internship will be considered for all opportunities across Battery Engineering, Power Electronics, Mechanical Drive Systems- including Motors and Gearboxes, Charging, Research and Development, Energy Engineering, Body Controls, and Integration.  Responsibilities/Team Overviews Mechanical Subset: Mechanical wrenching, basic fabrication, machining, wiring, general electronics, debugging, and parts chasing. Automotive component/system testing including environmental and safety testing. Design, fabricate and program test equipment for the validation of mechanical and electromechanical parts. Model components and assemblies in CAD (Solidworks, CATIA V5). Solve electronics packaging issues: isolation, EMC, heat sinking and cooling, tolerances, materials, fastening, and machine design elements. Further develop understanding of thermodynamics and heat transfer, high voltage and low voltage DC circuits. Utilize understanding of thermal and mechanical modeling to test various components. Electrical Subset: Read, understand and draw schematics utilizing familiarity with at least one electronic CAD tool for schematic capture (Eagle, Altium). Use basic lab equipment including oscilloscope, function generator, counters and network analyzers, and tools to construct and modify circuits during design debug. Utilize knowledge of circuit components to perform basic circuit analysis. Design electrical control unit architecture and circuits and develop test cases and test equipment to test electronic assemblies. Work with DSPs, microcontrollers, and programmable logic devices.  Requirements:Specific project assignments and required technical aptitude will vary based on the needs of the individual hiring team. Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program. Working knowledge of Matlab, Labview, and Python; GD&T required, proficiency preferred.  Experience with communication protocols (CAN, Bluetooth, LIN, Ethernet, etc) and RF fundamentals (LTE, UMTS, etc).  Experience with power electronics, power supplies, high and low voltage systems. Knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes and a variety of engineering materials. Hands-on experience, previous internship and/or project experience is preferred.  Experience with automotive environmental, reliability, and safety requirements is a plus.  Knowledge of lithium-ion battery technology and electrochemistry a plus.  Professional and positive communication skills. You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment. This role is available across various Tesla locations, including headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, NV – must be able to relocate for the duration of your internship