Tesla is accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy. Revolutionary strategies and products were developed within a few years and successfully launched on a large scale. This is only possible through extraordinary speed, innovation and efficiency.
Gigafactory Berlin forms the perfect basis for rolling out Tesla's incredible success story in Europe. The most important pillar for this are our employees. Their passion, motivation and engagement ensure that we achieve our goals. We are looking for you to continue and expand this success story together.
The successful candidate will have technical knowledge and Manufacturing Engineering experience within a high-volume manufacturing environment - specifically, experience in managing new product and technology introductions, equipment projects (new installations) and process optimization, upgrades and modifications. In addition to developing manufacturing equipment and processes, Manufacturing Engineers work with cross-functional teams throughout the entire product lifecycle. You will work closely with Design Engineering, Quality and Production to take new vehicle designs or design changes from initial concept through prototype development and into full production. Knowledge and experience of project life cycle from FEED through to equipment handover is essential. Experience in automotive paint processes is preferred in an operations, maintenance or design capacity.
Lead the manufacturing line design and launch – bid package development, vendor selection, front-end engineering design, design reviews, fabrication, acceptance testing, construction, installation, commissioning and handover to operations.
Lead project execution to ensure they are delivered to scope, on time and on budget. Procure equipment, track budget costs, and project schedules.
Develop initial manufacturing strategies for new projects by performing detailed feasibility, project timing and cost estimate studies.
Participate in engineering activities with the product design team ensuring that flexible, cost effective, robust and reusable processes and equipment are implemented.
Provide technical support for the assessment of different manufacturing scenarios.
Identify, investigate, test and validate new innovative technology and work methods for future implementation (e.g. virtual manufacturing environment, product feasibility simulation, throughput simulation).
Lead sourcing activities including identification of potential suppliers and technical evaluations of quotations.
Iterate engineering design to meet functional requirements and lead vendors through mechanical, electrical and software design reviews.
Install, commission and start-up equipment balancing speed and safety.
Ensure manufacturing lines meet uptime, availability and reliability metrics – OEE, cycle time, quality and first time through.
Lead the developing and deliver training to operations and maintenance technicians to ensure and seamless handover of new equipment.
Coordinate continuous improvement measures to ensure that project lessons learnt are captured and knowledge is transferred across the team and organization.
Ensure that all equipment, processes and methodologies comply with applicable standards, company policy and all Health and Safety Laws, Acts, Regulations and Codes.
Travel is expected – e.g. for vendor visits, equipment installation and commissioning.
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Manufacturing, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent experience.
5+ years Paint Manufacturing Engineering experience.
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs.
Experience designing automated manufacturing equipment is advantageous
Proficient in 3D CAD tools and Simulation tools (CATIA, Delmia, and Witness or similar such as TC, Process Designer, Process Simulate would be considered an advantage).
Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, must be fluent in the German and English languages.
Experience creating process documentation
Proficiency in writing PFMEAs
Knowledgeable about production quality metrics is advantageous
Experience developing standardized work instructions.
Experience with line layout, development and optimization.
What we offer
You will be working in our state-of-the-art Gigafactory where you solve
the world's most interesting problems with the best and brightest people who
share a passion to change the world. Tesla’s compensation package includes
competitive salary and Tesla shares or bonusses. Typical benefits that are
offered are a pension program, 30 vacation days, employee insurances,
relocation and commuting support.
Application for this role needs to be done in English