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Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Battery & Energy Thermals

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Role
Tesla's Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for critical component development and qualification activities at suppliers. The job involves communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making. The goal: delivering on time quantities of high-quality component parts into Tesla's production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product launches.


  • Plan, organize, direct, and conduct industrialization related activities within the supply chain team; Develop, Manage, Audit, Improve and Correct supplier planning and execution of component manufacturing and assembly techniques and quality control processes from the advanced development phase to mass production qualification
  • Provide leadership for New Product Introduction (NPI) at Suppliers; Lead supplier improvements in scalability, cost, and quality; Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between Suppliers and Tesla Purchasing, Quality, and Design teams
  • Accountable for supplier audits to ensure their ability to meet part performance, delivery, and reliability expectations; Collaborate with Tesla Design, Quality, and Manufacturing to determine the ideal performance specifications and supplier metrics
  • Accountable for leading, tracking and improving supplier manufacturing process development and launch readiness for new products and design changes
  • Guide suppliers in developing exceptionally robust processes and procedures to promote efficient and seamless production of high-quality products
  • Validate supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process changes to ensure they are robust, sustainable, and implemented for similar potential concerns across manufacturing lines and/or suppliers
  • Provide input on new or alternative materials for improved design, manufacturability, or cost reduction

    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering or evidence of experience and exceptional ability, or equivalent
    • Experience in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP processes; In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and inspection
    • Possess demonstrable leadership abilities; Previous experience managing safety critical parts
    • Ability to communicate and direct supplier activities at the management level; Proven results in meeting customer requirements and expectations; Ability to define and execute a project using project management techniques
    • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Excellent team building skills in dealing with suppliers, peers, and other functional areas
    • Strong technical writing ability and an ability to explain complex issues in a concise and plain manner. Must be familiar with SPC and data analysis; An average of 30 - 40% travel, possibly on short notice

      Compensation and Benefits

      Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
      • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
      • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
      • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
      • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
      • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
      • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
      • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
      • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
      • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
      • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
      • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
      • Tesla Babies program
      • Commuter benefits
      • Employee discounts and perks program
        Expected Compensation

        $80,000 - $300,000/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

        Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Battery & Energy Thermals, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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