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.
Tesla’s Plastics Manufacturing Engineering team is a diverse, high performing group of engineers that define and execute Tesla’s manufacturing processes for plastic components. As a part of this team, you will be tasked with assessing the current manufacturing capabilities of Tesla plastics processes, developing a manufacturing and capacity strategy for plastic components for current and future product programs, determining the most effective methods to manufacture plastic components, and implementing equipment capacity and capability upgrades.
Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Bringing the voice of manufacturing into the design process to guide the design of components for efficient processing through molding and assembly processes
• Supporting capital cost, schedule, and labor planning for new facilities and products.
• Providing technical solutions and leading engineering sub-contractors in process design, layout, and construction of new plastics equipment
• Seeking out, investigating, trialing, and evaluating new plastics equipment technologies. Focusing on non-standard solutions and equipment that has not been used in production environments to deliver innovative solutions to enable product programs.
• Commissioning molding processes and equipment through the use of factory and site acceptance testing
• Understanding and reviewing part appearance standards. Collaborating with design and vehicle quality as needed to improve appearance standards
• Using a data-based approach to optimize molding processes to reach quality and production requirements
• Defining facility requirements for plastics molding processes
• Supporting all engineering builds and verifying scalability of molding processes
• Developing and executing production process validation criteria using standardized metrics (cycle time, OEE, MTBF, etc.)
• Defining a robust process control plan to enable high quality of molded parts
• Submitting, reviewing, and approving any process changes for continuous improvement of ongoing production
• Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar; MS preferred. Relevant hands-on experience and a proven record of delivering results will be considered in-lieu of specific formal educational criteria.
• 5-7+ years of hands-on experience with plastics molding processes and equipment
• Detailed understanding of plastics molding related process variables and their impact on throughput, quality, and yield rate
• Must have working knowledge of equipment design, mold design, controls, and set up and validation of robotic cells
• Strong foundation of problem-solving skills, statistical process control, design of experiments and simulation techniques
• Understanding of Design for Assembly (DFM), facility design principles, and lean manufacturing techniques
• Ability to apply engineering fundamental principles to identify and drive non-standard solutions to solve manufacturing constraints
• Strong interpersonal skills when working with internal groups and outside vendors
• Comfortable providing clear and focused technical guidance to outside engineering resources whether it be equipment vendors, Tier I, II suppliers, or engineering services
• Ability to work in rapidly changing environment with minimal guidance
• Willingness to travel domestically or internationally
• Comfortable in leading diverse multi-functional team
• Proficient in basic and field related software (i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Minitab, JMP, Mold flow, etc.)