Tesla

Associate Process Engineer, EOL

Tesla

April 17, 2021


The Role:
Associate Process Engineering for technical support of vehicle assembly operations
Responsibilities:
  • Drive process improvements throughout vehicle assembly operations
  • Target key KPIs, such as Quality, Safety, Rate, Downtime, and number of processes; set targets, analyze data and monitor trends, and drive projects to meet those targets
  • Identify areas of improvement with existing processes and areas of the manufacturing line in order to optimize factory processes
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement by characterizing and optimizing existing processes, reducing waste
  • Work cross-functionally with Manufacturing, Design Engineering, Manufacturing Product Introduction and other teams to define, qualify, and track new processes and all associated work instructions, equipment, tools, materials, and training
  • Ensure processes provide a high level of safety and ergonomic compliance
  • Perform supporting activities for Engineering and Manufacturing including 5S and Lean manufacturing activities, material handling improvements, production line configuration, and safety procedures
  • Utilize lean manufacturing tools and concepts such as value stream mapping, line balancing, and 5S for continuous improvement
  • Define and execute process improvement studies to create, characterize, and optimize vehicle assembly processes
  • Utilize SPC data and other statistical tools to characterize processes for operating performance
  • Use leadership, technical, and business system skills to drive process improvements throughout all vehicle assembly
  • Monitor project schedules, timelines and deliverables using standard project management tools and engineering systems.
  • Generate documentation for change controls and engineering qualification protocols to support process changes
  • Optimize work content to achieve a safe work environment, meet budget expectations, and exceed build quality standards

Requirements:
  • BS degree in ME, EE, CE or equivalent
  • Previous manufacturing or vehicle assembly experience
  • Hands-on skills with hardware, tools, instruments, general electromechanical systems, measurement techniques
  • Experience with ergonomic process design, part variation control, and human factors effects on product
  • Data collection and analysis experience
  • Strong ability to work and communicate effectively with team and peers within a vehicle assembly and engineering organization. This includes excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and email
  • Strong problem solving skills and an aptitude for learning systems quickly
  • Exceptional capacity for managing simultaneous activities and challenges
  • Creative capacity for developing new ways to do things better, cheaper, faster in alignment with the aggressive Tesla approach to revolutionary product development