Associate Manager, General Assembly - Model Y


March 19, 2021

Fremont, CA, US

The Role
Tesla is looking for exceptional manufacturing leaders to join our GA4 team . We have an exciting for an Associate Manager. The Associate Manager will be responsible for managing, inspiring and developing a team made up of Supervisors, Associates, Technicians and Leads. The Associate Manager provides hands-on support, leadership, and direction to their direct reports, and takes pride in their hands-on and analytical abilities, organizational skills and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will appreciate an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded.


  • Develop & maintain standardized work Instructions used in production by the production associates.
  • Support the development of Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA) to identify critical risks in the production processes with the Manufacturing Process Engineers.
  • Develop training programs and hiring plans for production associates.
  • Support of control plans to assure critical features are controlled through the production process.
  • Manage Supervisors, Leads and Production Associates and develop the team structures used in the Tesla Factory.
  • Support issue resolution including root cause investigation & corrective action tracking.
  • Ensure quality standards are being met throughout the entire production process and support no defects from leaving a station or team area


  • BA/BS or higher degree or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • 10+ years’ experience working in a fast paced, high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of production systems and processes.
  • Experience managing teams of people in a production environment.
  • Experience in new product development and launch activities.
  • Experience with broad variety of measurement and inspection techniques.
  • Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs).
  • Strong analytic problem solving skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for their success.
  • Experience in hiring and developing new team members in a production environment.
  • Work efficiently and productively in independent and team settings.
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • For internal candidates, must be at least M1 or above to be considered.

Employee Benefits
  • As a full time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts