Jobs: Test Engineer – Durability Lead, Tesla (USA)


This position will work as a member of Tesla’s Vehicle Test Group to support vehicle level testing for Reliability tests performed in-house and at external test sites. The primary objective of this role is to be responsible for the concerns that arise from whole vehicle and component testing activities, working closely with the design engineers to ensure resolution and successful revalidation. This will be done through conducting vehicle level tests, including extreme environmental tests, in accordance with test plans and test procedures and communicate test results to internal engineering teams for successful validation to Tesla requirements. The successful candidate for this position must have a broad background in automotive vehicle level testing.


  • Support durability vehicles during setup/inspections/teardowns

Organize and facilitate pre & post-test design reviews

Schedule dynamic evaluations at milestone inspections

First point of contact regarding the status of durability cars

First point of contact from techs regarding vehicle plans

Manage parts replacement from damaged test parts

Organize vehicle shipping

Review driver comments

Manage vehicle specification documentation

Oversee vehicle test preparation & teardown activities

Support training drivers and techs to follow test procedures

Give feedback to drivers and techs regarding processes and driver comments

  • Durability tests – process improvements

Assist with the creation of work instructions / toolbox diagnosis tools

  • Updating procedures and plans for upcoming durability tests
  • Write durability test reports
  • Shipping parts back to design teams or suppliers


  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years of automotive experience in Reliability Testing
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Candidates must have the ability and willingness to travel (Up to 25%)
  • Experience in operating data acquisition systems (VBox, SoMAT eDAQ, LMS) for data collection of vehicle instrumentation with thermal couples/accelerometers/strain gauges/pressure sensors/load cells/LVDT/etc. is desirable
  • Post processing and analyze data using tools (nCode Glyphworks/Matlab) to validate system performance desirable
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in vehicle maintenance
  • Ability to operate a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools, and shop equipment
  • Ability to operate and use diagnostic scan tools, scopes, meters, and other test equipment


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an absolute requirement to establish effective working relationships with Tesla engineering and test teams, outside test labs and others within and outside Tesla
  • Broad experience working in cross functional teams to drive product development and a demonstrated ability to influence direction of design based on test results
  • Ability to follow oral, written, email, and text message instructions
  • Effectively handle multiple priorities, organize workload, and meet deadlines
  • Work in a team-based environment to achieve common goals
  • Maintain top level professional integrity and appearance

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