Engineering Technician- Core Automation Maintenance
Fremont, CA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

The Role

Tesla's core automation team seeks a technician to support deployment and execution of purpose-built computer vision automation solutions for manufacturing logistics. The devices (smart cameras, depth sensors, etc) are deployed in both warehousing and manufacturing environments for a variety of tasks, but this role focuses on transaction automation. The ideal candidate has demonstrated an interest in computer and industrial systems, and experience working with manufacturing execution systems. They should also want to be on the front line of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the world, including Tesla's Fremont factory, Gigafactories 1, 2 and 3, and possibly other smaller test facilities.

Daily roles and responsibilities include hands-on, lineside deployment and maintenance of the edge computers and sensor systems, as well as customer interaction, service, and feedback support. While system design, code, and hardware will generally come from software and mechanical engineers, getting the systems to work, i.e., testing them and working with engineers to fix them, is the role of the technician. This includes, for example, i hardware installation, design, monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Tesla provides training on all software required to perform the role - no prior experience with machine learning or software engineering needed, although a willingness to learn is crucial.


  • Support projects and deployment of computer vision automation systems from "concept to completion" in dynamic industrial environments
  • Collaborate with relevant teams to determine optimal locations to install hardware
  • Install dock-side equipment, including cameras and computer hardware
  • Wiring, networking and operating computer programs within an industrial/manufacturing environment
  • Bolting brackets, and basic hand tool usage
  • Support engineers as they iterate on these systems by providing direct feedback on how the systems are functioning on the line
  • Visit the warehouse and factory floor regularly to understand requirements and make adjustments to project strategy
  • Monitor alerts and determine with available data if something is failing, and how to quickly fix it
  • Collaborate with quality engineers to communicate time periods of failure of the system


  • (Preferred) 1 year of experience working in an industrial or technical organization
  • Solid computer skills including specific experience with file systems and basic understanding of computer networks
  • Demonstrated interest in working at the intersection of manufacturing and engineering
  • Willing to travel to various Tesla manufacturing and warehousing locations within the Bay area
  • Basic understanding of electrical safety
  • Solid written communication skills and willingness to document
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
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