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Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Top Level Assembly

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Role

Tesla's Supplier Industrialization TLA (Top Level Assembly) team is responsible for critical component and top level assembly processes development and qualification activities with suppliers. This position involves communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making.


  • Conduct and implement Design for Manufacturing (DFM) feedback into our design

  • Suppliers on Time Delivery performance.

  • Supplier Quality Performance.

  • Supplier Production Capacity (Operations management).

  • 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.


  • BS Degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering or evidence of experience and exceptional ability.

  • Practical experience of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Design For Assembly (DFA)

  • Practical 6sigma experience. DFSS experience is desired

  • Solid knowledge of statistical analysis tools and applications (JMP/Minitab)

  • Mechanical background with statistical tolerance analysis, design quality assessment, and improvement technique

  • Proficient in GD&T, 3D CAD software

  • Supplier development and management experience

  • Self-motivated and the ability to work independently

  • Hands on and ready to work in a fast paced environment

  • Domestic and international travel (expected 50% of the time) is required to engage with CMs, sometimes on short notice

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Palo Alto , Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Top Level Assembly, Other , Palo Alto, California

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