Design Quality Internship (Spring 2023)
Fremont, CA 
Posted 23 days ago
Job/Internship Description
Design Quality Internship (Spring 2023)
Job CategoryDesign
LocationFremont, California
Req. ID136576
Job TypeIntern/Apprentice

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What to Expect
Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around January 2023 and continue through the entire Winter/Spring term (i.e., through April/May) or into early Summer 2023 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before applying. International students: if your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school on your ability to work 40 hours per week before applying. Again, please do not apply until you know you can work 40 hours per week. This is required for external applicants. Many students will be limited to part-time during the academic year.

Internship Programs at Tesla

The Internship Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize and develop emerging talent. Our year-round program places the best students in positions where they will grow technically, professionally, and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows the intern to experience life at Tesla by including them in projects that are critical to their team's success. Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, our interns have a seat at the table and make critical decisions that will influence not only their team, but the overall achievement of Tesla's mission.

What You'll Do

About the Team

As an intern on the Design Quality team, you will develop the skills and learn the process for approving appearance parts for color, appearance quality, and harmony. You will engage with suppliers, giving direction based on the product target and approving/rejecting parts. The Design Quality Team interfaces with Design and Engineering to gain an understanding of design intent and develops product with suppliers as a champion of that intent.

What to Expect

  • Engage with suppliers to provide direction based on the product target and approval or rejecting parts.
  • Conduct vehicle reviews to assess technical perceived and aesthetic quality of interior and exterior components - throughout development stages
  • Coordinate with Tesla Product Excellence/Industrialization Teams to support color and appearance harmony reviews.
  • Manage timing, parts documents (AARs) and the supply base through the supplier portal
What You'll Bring
  • Pursuing a degree with a focus on design engineering and/or industrial design
  • Must meet minimum requirement for Color Blindness and Color Vision Skill Test (test will be administered during interview process)
  • As an added advantage: Basic to intermediate knowledge of materials: textiles, leather, PUR, vacuum forming, colorants, paints, plating. Process/assembly knowledge: injection molding
  • Working knowledge of automotive components
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools
  • Strong communication skills and confidence when giving feedback
  • Interest in hands on Technical Designing
  • Dynamic problem solver

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Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
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Full or Part Time
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