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Manufacturing Internship/Co-Op (Spring 2015)

Req. ID: 19130
Office Location: NA-US-CA-Fremont
# of openings: 5
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Job Type: Intern



Manufacturing Internship/Co-Op (Winter/Spring 2015)

About Tesla

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Model S is the world’s first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Model S was named Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA, and Consumer Reports is calling it the best car it has ever tested.

Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels.  You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we're trying to do too difficult.

The Role

Tesla Motors offers compelling opportunities for students seeking internships and co-ops. To be eligible, you must be actively pursuing a BS, MS, or advanced degree. Your application will be considered for all applicable opportunities in Fremont, CA.

Required Skills

Specific project assignments and required skill set will vary based on the needs of the individual hiring team.

  • Ability to work fluidly in a highly cross-functional team environment involving manufacturing and product development teams, as well as supply chain specialists, manufacturing engineers, and logistics personnel.
  • Support control plans to assure critical features are controlled through the assembly/production process.
  • Support Lean manufacturing and 5S initiatives.
  • Apply technical knowledge to innovate, design and develop processes, tooling, assembly fixtures and procedures.
  • Organize and analyze data sets that outline the systemic improvement opportunities.
  • Manage projects involving multiple departments and/or outside contractors.
  • Develop and validate processes used in manufacturing.
  • Assist and contribute to software architecture design, development of software applications, and integration into enterprise systems.
  • Good understanding of BOMs, manufacturability, process design, process validation, assembly methods, design reviews, and cost reduction methodologies.
  • Experience w/ equipment automation and process optimization.
  • Support issue resolution for production and assembly including root cause investigation and corrective action tracking.
  • SAP and MES experience is a plus.
  • Demonstration of strong project management skills is a plus.


  • Currently working toward a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant program including, but not limited to: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Robotics, Operations, Quality, Industrial Engineering, and Process Engineering.
  • Professional and positive communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or production environment is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to relocate to the Bay Area, California.


Tesla Motors is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.



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