Manufacturing – Automation Controls Engineering Internship (Fall 2020) at Tesla

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Employer: Tesla

Expires: 08/01/2020

Internship Program at TeslaThe University Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by given them projects that are critical to their team’s success. Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you’ll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla’s mission.LocationsPalo Alto, CAFremont, CAReno, NVAbout the TeamTesla is seeking highly-motivated post-secondary interns to contribute to the design and development of new automation equipment and assembly lines for our advanced production facilities. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the team “building the machine that makes the machine”. Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you will work on a critical subsystem of incredibly exciting products.DepartmentsAutomation Controls EngineeringSupply Chain AutomationWhat to ExpectThe Automation Controls Engineering Intern will work under the guidance of Controls Engineers to develop, design, and program control systems for new equipment being deployed to the production floor. The Intern will learn, apply and contribute to the further development of Tesla’s innovative controls program architecture to components such as logic controllers, machine interfaces, servo drives, and industrial robots used in our production processes.Tasks can include:Lay out new industrial electrical control panels which are NFPA79/NEC/UL508A compliant, and create electrical schematics.Develop and debug ladder logic PLC code with an emphasis on generating code that is organized, structured, documented, maintainable and reusable.Interface with conveyors, robots, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), LabViewImplement (ANSI/RIA15.06/OSHA compliant) control reliable safety systems for safeguardingGenerate aesthetically simple HMI screens for complex machinery while providing sufficient feedback for troubleshooting.Manage and implement small machine projects from start to finishRequirementsCurrently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, or related programsCoursework in analog and digital circuits, control systems, logic, and programmingExposure to programming microcontrollersProficiency with CAD (AutoCAD, CATIA, SolidWorks)Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlinesExemplary verbal and written communication skillsWell organized with meticulous attention to detailMastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VisioThe following skills and experiences are a plus:Strong propensity to build, assemble, fix and program thingsUse of common power and hand toolsProgramming experience in C++, Python, SQL or similar languageIndustrial electrical panel designPLC programming (Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Beckhoff or similar)HMI/SCADA programming (Allen-Bradley, Ignition or similar)Industrial robots (Fanuc, Kuka or similar)Servo motors and controllers (Kinetix or similar)