Associate Automation Controls Engineer,Core Automation Engineering (China)


  • Full Time

Associate Controls Engineer role provides recent graduates with the opportunity
to start and develop their engineering skills in a challenging, fast-paced and
impactful role at Tesla.

may be assigned projects in any of the following areas depending on business

  • Vehicle
    manufacturing (Body, Stamping, Casting, Paint, General Assembly)
  • Powertrain
    manufacturing (Battery Module, Battery Pack, Drive Unit)

Associate Controls Engineer will start under the guidance of a Senior Controls
Engineer.  Automation Controls Engineers
design, program and commission automated manufacturing equipment to produce
vehicles, powertrain and energy products at Tesla factories.  Successful candidates should have a passion
for programming, a strong interest in controlling mechanical machines and a
willingness to learn and contribute to the team in a rapid and exponentially
growing capacity.  Automation Controls Engineers
are also expected to further the development of Tesla’s unique and innovative
controls program architecture and standards that will be used to accelerate our

In this role, you will learn
how to:

  • Design industrial
    electrical panels, field wiring and machine safety circuits (E-Plan and AutoCAD)
  • Program PLC ladder
    logic and structured text (Siemens, Beckhoff)
  • Program complex machinery
    for material pick-and-place, fastening, conveyance, etc.
  • Interface
    machinery with MES and reports results to quality databases
  • Create intuitive operator
    touchscreen interfaces (WinCC, Ignition)
  • Program vision
    cameras for inspection and 2D/3D machinery guidance (Cognex, Keyence)
  • Program and teach industrial
    6-axis robots (Fanuc, Kuka)

Candidate Requirements:

·    Recent graduate with BS in Electrical, Mechanical or
Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science or similar

  • Superb computer skills and demonstrated programming
    proficiency in any language
  • Hands-on experience fixing and
    troubleshooting things
  • Familiar with common hand tools and
    diagnostic tools such as multimeters
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication
  • Willing to extended hours and weekend as
  • Be committed to Tesla’s mission to
    accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy