Engineering Technician - Cell Materials


Sparks, NV, USA

Full time


Mar 4

What to Expect

Cell Materials Engineering group is looking for several highly motivated process technicians with hands-on pilot operating, or equipment maintenance experience. The successful candidate will be key team member focusing on daily laboratory/pilot operation to support various aspects of advanced chemical process development.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist engineers and other process technician to run mineral processing and wet chemical processes including but not limited to crushing, milling, sieving, sintering / calcination, reaction, filtration, ion-exchange, adsorption/desorption, and crystallization 
  • Perform instruments maintenance/repair and troubleshooting, common chemical waste handling
  • Document all procedure, reagents, key observation and key experimental record data
  • Troubleshoot and keep maintenance log of all lab equipment
  • Assist in design, built, commission new laboratory setup 
  • Assist in data analysis and compiling
  • Work to identify and optimize process conditions as well as evaluate new reagent/material, process technology and equipment
  • Adhere to company policies of safety and conduct

What You’ll Bring

  • B.S. in chemical, material, and related engineering area, and/or demonstrated equivalence in work experience associated with the role
  • Experience of working in chemical/material lab/pilot, engineering, or R&Denvironment
  • Experience of hands-on experience on maintaining/repair/troubleshooting pilot equipment
  • Team collaboration and results delivery on schedule
  • Excellent documentation and written communication; proficient using Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of analytical tests, such as ICP, titration, XRD, SEM, TGA, and their data analysis a plus
  • Experience of execute and design-controlled experiments including DOE a plus
  • Basic knowledge of chemistry, pH and reaction stoichiometry a plus 
  • Creative approach to problem solving, with willingness to learn and try new things
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Climb stairs, stand for extended periods of time, and safely lift up to 50 lbs.

Compensation and Benefits


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

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.

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