The Design Engineer for Body-in-White is responsible for engineering best-in-class body structure architectures and systems for Tesla’s premium vehicle programs. You will Conceptualize, Design, Engineer, Release, Develop and Launch Body Structure components and systems.
Create and develop Body-in-White component and system requirements and specifications to achieve best-in-class structural, NVH and crash performance.
Create vehicle-aligned component and system targets for function, cost, weight and investment.
Establish system architecture and functional feasibility.
Develop design concepts and production designs in both CATIA V5 and CATIA V6.
Optimize the concepts and designs with analytical and physical assessments, ensuring conformation to federal regulations governing assigned systems.
Complete and release system, sub-system and detail designs.
Deliver world-class craftsmanship and fit/finish.
Support creation of component specification, component DFMEA, DVP&R and other technical design documents.
Release parts for production in the PLM system.
Interface with suppliers for manufacturing feasibility, validation, and other engineering
activities as specified for the assigned commodity.
Create (with component/system supplier) component and subsystem design verification plans and test methods.
Complete component and system validation as required, insuring system targets are met and optimized.
Bachelor of Science or higher in mechanical engineering; or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
0-3 years experience in automotive body design and engineering
Minimum of 1 full development BIW life cycle through design, development, release and
Proficiency in both CATIA V5 and CATIA V6.
Understanding of GD&T in design engineering
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to integrate state-of-the-art design and manufacturing
methods into product concepts and designs
Ability to interpret CAE results and integrate recommendations into product designs
Demonstrated ability to manage projects with tight timing constraints
Knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes and lightweight, recyclable and sustainable materials (aluminum preferred)
Ability to flexibly work in vague and constantly changing design direction and conditions.
Experience in DFSS highly preferred.