Process Development Engineer, Formation Process Development, Cell Engineering
Fremont, CA 
Posted 2 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

The Role

Tesla is looking for a process development engineer to create, develop, and scale formation processes for our cutting-edge Tesla battery cell manufacturing line. This role will work within a cross-functional engineering team to design and execute process development trials to improve the mass production formation process. In this role, you will work closely with equipment, quality, and module teams to conduct trials, analyze results, define protocols, and communicate learnings.


  • Drive development of new formation protocols from proof of concept to deployed on mass production scale

  • Execute DoEs to optimize process protocols and validate future factory designs

  • Analyze, interpret, and present experimental data, using insights to inform process changes

  • Communicate process changes, development roadmap, and updates to cross-functional teams

  • Build and maintain process documentation to define the process (PFMEA, OCAP, etc.)

  • Create test plan agreements for post-formation cell characterization

  • Work with production material planning to coordinate cell allocation for trials and execute on priorities


  • Either a BS with 6+ years' relevant experience or an MS with 3+ years relevant experience in chemical engineering, process development, manufacturing engineering, or equivalent. Senior roles available for more experienced candidates

  • Strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and ability to apply them towards manufacturing process development

  • Demonstrated capabilities in process development, experimental design/execution, and driving continuous improvement

  • Experience with Python and/or SQL for data analysis is desired

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.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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