Virtual Commissioning Engineer

Virtual Commissioning Engineer

Tesla | Fremont, CA, 94537, US
Salary Range:$102,000 – $135,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted a month ago

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The Role

Tesla is seeking a highly motivated engineer for a Virtual Commissioning Software Engineer position that focuses on developing code as well as testing and simulation for digital manufacturing equipment and its sub-assemblies. This position concentrates specifically on industrial Virtual Commissioning, Digital Twin integration, Industrial PC/PLC software simulation/emulation, code development using Structured Text/object-oriented programming and automatic testing. The digital equipment simulations include driven robotic cells, servo actuated mechatronic systems and high-volume automated process equipment. This is an exciting opportunity to build a world class digital manufacturing facility at the Fremont factory in California.


Virtual commissioning Engineers work with cross-functional teams to design, validate, and final roll-out of controls code to achieve full production line simulation. Candidate will be key in driving standardization across all manufacturing lines and processes as well as other manufacturing product lines at Tesla factories.

Candidate will work closely with external equipment integrators and internally with Product Design Engineer, Design Technology team, Mechanical Engineer, Control engineer, Robotic Engineer, Maintenance and Core Automation Services to bring Tesla components from initial design, through prototype development and finally into full simulation. You will be engaged in a digitalization journey that will revolutionize our way of thinking about simulation at Tesla. You will collaborate with wide network of colleagues to put virtual commissioning on the map.

Specific responsibilities include:

* Gather requirements based on existing manual processes in simulation and build automated pipeline for that.
* Capable of understanding existing APIs for the simulation software and build upon that.
* Create UI using APIs for ease of user interaction.
* Drive the development of automation process with focus on robotic and process simulations, device kinematics, and virtual automation.
* Capable of utilizing and implementing version control.
* Capable of creating Excel Macros to automate simulation processes.
* Research new technologies to drive manufacturing towards digital transformation.


* BS Electrical Engineering (or equivalent - Majors in: Computer Science, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.) - 5+ years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer or Robotics Engineer working on virtual/digital automation
* Or MS Electrical Engineering (or equivalent - Majors in: Computer Science, Mechatronic Engineering, Automation Engineering, etc.) - 3+ years of experience as a hands-on Controls Engineer or Robotics Engineer working on virtual/digital automation and/or electromechanical systems.
* Solid programming skills with demonstrated ability to use at least one programming language (C#, C++, Python, etc.) to automate the manual simulation processes.
* Solid understanding of version control systems like Github, stash, etc.
* Prior experience with utilizing software APIs.
* Basic understanding of kinematics and linear algebra.
* Basic understanding of creating CICD pipelines.


* Familiarity with 3D CAD design software such as Catia V5 and V6 or SolidWorks.
* Familiarity with PLC controllers like Siemens, Allen-Bradley or Beckhoff.
* Familiarity with Kuka and Fanuc robot programming.
* Familiarity with robotics simulation software.

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