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Senior Mechanical Engineer

TuSimpleFull-time$128k - $160kTucson, ArizonaOct 6, 2023
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TuSimple is a global autonomous driving technology company headquartered in San Diego, California, with operations in the United States and Asia. Founded in 2015, TuSimple is developing a commercial-ready, fully autonomous (SAE Level 4) driving solution for long-haul heavy-duty trucks. TuSimple aims to transform the $4 trillion global truck freight industry through the company's leading AI technology, which makes it possible for trucks to drive safely autonomously, operate nearly continuously, and reduce fuel consumption by 10%+ relative to manually driven trucks. Global achievements include over 200 Patents, the world's first fully autonomous, 'driver-out' semi-truck run on open public roads in the U.S. and China, and development of the world's first Autonomous Freight Network (AFN).

Senior Mechanical Engineer 


What You Will Do: 

  • Design, develop, build, and test structural components, systems, and products
  • Source, select, and qualify components used with the company’s technology
  • Investigate alternate component technologies or supplies, reducing cost and improving quality and reliability.
  • Act as technical interface between component/production suppliers and development engineers, determining new and alternate sources
  • Investigate alternate component technologies or supplies for reduced cost or improved quality and reliability, and implements changes
  • Will be involved in all design phases: R&D, POC, Prototype, Pre-production, Production
  • Manage designs, BOM, documentation, approving build processes, and supporting quality and cost engineering
  • Hands-on integration and collaboration with multiple disciplines electrical, and other engineering disciplines
  • Maintain and update product functional specifications
  • Work closely with Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality, and other Engineering Teams

What You Will Need:

  • Location:
    • Ability to work at TuSimple’s Tucson Facility is required for this role. 
    • Ability to travel up to 20% to our San Diego Headquarters.
  • Education: At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering


    • At least 7 years of directly related experience needed for this level.
    • Deep experience with 3D design and PLM tools, CATIA 3DX or CATIA V5, design release and a strong product lifecycle management
    • Experience with a variety of structural elements and systems
    • Experience designing and analyzing structures
    • System level understanding and whole picture approach to development.
    • Advanced understanding of the manufacturing mechanical systems within the auto industry.
    • Ability and desire to work in a collaborative environment and fast-growing R&D team

What Will Set You Apart:

  • Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Industry experience is highly preferred. 


Pay Transparency
Please note: Individual salaries will vary within the following range based on factors such as location, business needs and candidate's skills, education, and experience.

Salary Range
$128,000$160,000 USD

Our Values

  • Partner: We share, collaborate, communicate, and work together with colleagues, customers, and partners.
  • Persevere: We are agile, adaptable, and persist through adversity to achieve objectives and follow through our commitment.
  • Pioneer: We innovate, take informed risks, and set the pace for autonomous freight and its network.
  • Protect: We safeguard the company's people, assets, reputation, partners, and how our innovations impact communities.

Our Benefits

We take pride in providing a robust, well-rounded benefits package available to eligible employees. For this reason, we offer benefits for healthcare, tax savings, well-being, income protection, voluntary benefits and paid holidays such as...

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for your spouse or domestic partner, your dependents, and you 
  • Unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more available
  • Monthly gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Free Coursera enterprise account
  • Annual tuition reimbursement 
  • Employer-paid life insurance, long, and short term disability

TuSimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above-listed items.


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