Monday , January 30 2023

Tesla Internships – Sr. Chemical Engineer

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Job Description:

Tesla’s Materials Engineering group is looking for a highly motivated engineer to work on a critical challenge facing the world’s energy transition – Battery Cathode Materials. This includes the development and scale-up of novel, high-energy and low-cost cathode materials and the development of first-of-a-kind processes that shorten the path from mine to battery cell.

As part of the team, you will lead the development and deployment of new chemical production processes and equipment, and design new processing facilities to produce high purity battery materials, leading projects from concept through design, install, integration, ramp up, and handover to the operations team.

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Interface with multidisciplinary teams to ensure proper implementation of powder flow scientific principles
  • Support operations teams with achieving productivity and material quality targets on pilot and commercial scale systems
  • Develop schematic and detailed designs for first-of-a-kind chemical processing systems to produce high-purity battery materials
  • Work closely with battery materials R&D team for introduction of novel materials and new process methods at commercial scale
  • Develop operating procedures, safety protocols, and maintenance plans for large scale chemical process equipment
  • Interface with equipment suppliers through concept development, system design, detailed design, procurement, installation, and acceptance testing

Job Requirements:

  • Dilute and dense phase pneumatic conveying systems, including solids/gas separation
  • Evidence of exceptional ability, including a strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and demonstrated ability to leverage this understanding to solve challenging technical problems
  • Experience with measuring and interpreting powder flow properties as well as continuum models for hopper and feeder design
  • Experience developing and interpreting PFDs, P&IDs, and mechanical component drawings
  • Bulk solids handling and powder processing systems, including powder blending, powder/spray coatings, crushing/milling, mechanical sorting/sieving/separation
  • Experience designing/integrating/scale up of powder handling systems that include feeding, mixing, and blending of raw materials
  • BS degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering and 4+ years of industrial design experience or MS degree in Chemical or
  • Mechanical Engineering and 3+ years of industrial design experience
  • Experience developing/designing mass production chemical processing facilities that include processes such as:
  • Working knowledge of 2D and 3D CAD packages (e.g., AutoCAD, REVIT, SolidWorks)
  • Understanding of the flow behavior and characteristics of powders as they relate to reliable handling system design
  • High purity production facilities (e.g., specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals)
  • Experience designing/integrating/scale up of powder handling systems to ensure reliable powder flow and minimize the potential for segregation
  • Experience designing/integrating/scale up of dilute and dense phase pneumatic conveying systems
  • Experience and understanding of Discrete Element Modeling a plus

Job Details:

Company: Tesla

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Temple, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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