Controls Engineer, Paint

Tesla Motors   •  

Fremont, CA

Industry: Automotive.


5 - 7 years

Posted 209 days ago

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The Role:

The Controls Engineer, Paint will be responsible for troubleshooting and programming robot applications, conveyor systems, equipment, and process/equipment monitoring systems within our Paint Shop. In addition, will collaborate with the maintenance team to fix and improve equipment failures.



  • Overall responsibility for all controls related activities in the shop, Leading and assisting production in all controls related topics and issues.
  • Support and assist maintenance team in troubleshooting difficult breakdowns and chronic equipment failures.
  • Responsible for implementing and managing continuous process optimization including the addition of advanced and conventional technologies to improve quality, productivity and reduce overall waste.
  • Develop & maintain proper documentation of all electrical equipment and associated procedures, making updates as required by modifications
  • Responsibility for designing, selecting, managing, programming, and commissioning of automation equipment used to improve the existing systems.
  • Identify weak areas of the production systems using root cause analysis and first principles thinking, and implement effective countermeasures using all available means. 
  • Implement and maintain quality control methods including pokeyokes, data tracking systems, part recognition and problem reporting.
  • Optimization and improvement of human machine interfaces, and SCADA systems and MES interfaces.
  • Creation and improvements of equipment safety standards, and the implementation of those standards into the manufacturing equipment, including periodic checks and qualificationinspections.
  • Understand and program using several different programming styles, including ladder logic, structured text.


  • BS in electrical, mechatronics, or mechanicalengineering.
  • 5+ years of professional controls engineeringexperience.
  • 5+ years of advanced PLC programming knowledge on Rockwell, Siemens or equivalent PLCs in a professional environment.
  • HMI programming experience – AB Factory talk, Wonderware or equivalent.
  • Robotic programming skills desired.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Proficient in CAD working withelectrical diagrams and prints.
  • Flexibility in working weekends and night shift as required.