Maintenance Technician

  • TESLA Giga Factory
  • Sparks, NV, USA
  • Jan 17, 2019
Full time Engineering Entry Level Skilled Labor Technician Maintenance Machining

Job Description


  • Day to day coverage of production line equipment: respond to alarms, breakdowns, and Production requests quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime 
  • Diagnoses equipment failures, finds root cause and communicates actions taken to the rest of the team 
  • Become Journeyman Level on all machines in assigned area and be responsible for preventative maintenance, troubleshooting/repair, cleanliness and escalation of assigned equipment
  • Takes initiative to improve PM documents and schedules, under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor and Leads 
  • Perform major equipment repairs and rebuilds, (some weekends and holidays required) 
  • Uses manufacturing systems effectively (MES, Spares Inventory, Issue Tracking) 
  • Work with Process and Equipment engineering and other   cross-functional   groups to resolve maintenance issues, improve equipment reliability, review procedures, and minimize equipment downtime
  • Recommends countermeasures to prevent repetitive breakdowns
  • Organizes and maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the maintenance area as well as performing spares inventory audits to ensure accuracy
  • Participates in TPM team while taking on small improvement projects to assist in improving the factory 
  • Follows all aspects of Maintenance Safety protocol (LOTO, 5-S, Arc Flash, etc.), to ensure that the maintenance team operates safely at all times, always leading by example


  • AS/BS Degree in   Industrial/Mechanical/Electrical Technology is preferred. 3+ years of experience maintaining industrial equipment and automation, or technical military experience in lieu of Degree
  • Strong Allen Bradley PLC experience highly desired
  • Fanuc and or Kuka robot experience a plus
  • Areas of specialization may include one or more of the following: electrical/electronics, mechanical/machining, or automation/PLC/robotics
  • Experience creating & maintaining a positive atmosphere in a collaborative work team
  • Ability to manage workload while contributing to a positive, team-oriented work environment
  • Skilled at troubleshooting automation, conveyance, and electromechanical systems
  • Skilled with the use of a variety of hand and portable tools, as well as general machining and welding
  • Skilled with common workplace software (MS Word, Excel. PowerPoint etc.)
  • Able to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings and electrical schematics
  • Willing to perform shift and overtime as required
  • Served in the United States Military strongly preferred