36: Mechanical Engineer in Manufacturing at Tesla – Kenton Harris
Kenton Harris earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and is currently a Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Tesla. He started out in mechanical packaging and then went to work at a start up on a blimp design for the Air Force – but never was built. He really wanted to see his designs make it into production.
With his mechanical engineering background he helps out a lot with Design for Manufacturability (DFM) whereas an industrial engineer would be more involved in setting up the manufacturing flow. His expertise is in specifying a process to create a product and how to properly test the results and is really excited about robotics and automaton.
Some really great advice is: “hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard!”
and in print on his wall 11 words to keep him focused “One thing at a time, most important thing now, start now”.