She's working to build the machine that builds the machine: Tesla's highly automated assembly line for the Model 3.
They're students of the practical, scrutinizers of systems, and, at Tesla, pretty much heroes.
Few companies in history have so thoroughly combined a compelling vision of the future with innovative ways to design, build, power, and sell cars.
But Sheena Patterson, a staff manufacturing engineer who's been at Tesla for nearly three years, is the exception.
Her thing is what's called general assembly, which means creating production lines that can mass-produce the equipment that makes the cars Tesla sells.
Gambit draws adhesive from large barrels and can save Tesla time and money on this delicate phase of production.
It's a glimpse into Musk's plans for factories of the future: almost fully automated, with robots that can build cars so fast that air resistance becomes a problem. »