Tesla Toronto Automation - Mechanical Engineering Internship (Fall 2023)


Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada



Mar 4

What to Expect

Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around August 2023 and continue through the entire Fall term (i.e. through December) or into Spring 2024 if available. We ask for a minimum of 12 weeks, full-time, for most internships. Please consider before submitting an application.

International Students: If your work authorization is through CPT, please consult your school before applying. You must be able to work 40 hours per week. Many students will be limited to part-time depending on their academic standing.

Internship Program 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. 

Location: Greater Toronto Area

The Role

Work on cross functional teams with PM, Controls, manufacturing, and technicians to support and troubleshoot new and existing mechanical designs. Prepare 3D CAD models, detailed drawings, mechanical BOMs, safety documentation and various parts lists for use by other teams. Support mechanical builds, proof of principle assemblies and production machinery. Tesla is accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world's best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably. 

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla's workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work. 

Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We're tackling the world's most difficult and important problems, and we wouldn't succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place

What You’ll Do

An intern within Mechanical Engineering may be working on projects related to the following: 

  • Apply technical knowledge to innovate, design and develop processes, tooling, assembly fixtures and procedures 
  • Ability to create and manipulate mechanical drawings and bills of materials 
  • Be involved in supporting R&D 
  • Provide mechanical engineering support to fabrication and assembly technicians and project management personnel 
  • Facilitate and mediate communication between various departments, vendors, and customers 

What You’ll Bring

  • Currently working towards a BS, MS, or advanced degree in a relevant engineering program 
  • 3D CAD experience using Solidworks required 
  • Experience with AutoCAD an asset 
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills 
  • You must be self-managed and committed to working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Professional and positive communication skills. 
  • Previous internship and/or project experience is a plus 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office products 

Compensation and Benefits

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.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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