Supervisor, Non-Conforming Materials Production - Powertrain, Battery Module and Pack


March 26, 2021

The Role
As a Non-Conforming Materials (NCM) Production Supervisor, you will be playing a critical role on the Fremont Powertrain Production team. You will lead a dynamic team of NCM technicians while managing rework operations and driving metrics in critical areas of the Manufacturing floor. In this role, you will work cross-functionally with our manufacturing and operations teams, interfacing with Engineering, Quality, Production, MRB and Material Flow, to ensure production goals are being met in a cost-effective manner. The key performance metrics you will be responsible for are scrap reduction, rework cycle time, yield and safety.


  • Build a strong, motivated team of technicians capable of consistently delivering high quality rework against aggressive metrics
  • Empower the NCM team to collaborate with engineering to improve product manufacturability and line productivity
  • Monitor defect trends and escalate to responsible engineering, quality, and production teams
  • Develop training programs and hiring plans for NCM team members
  • Develop & maintain Standardized Manufacturing Instructions used in repair and rework by the NCM team members
  • Support issue resolution including root cause investigation & corrective action tracking
  • Ensure quality standards are being met throughout the entire rework process and support no defects escaping the NCM area
  • Manage repairs/troubleshooting exactly to instructed process
  • Enforce clear and standardized communication templates for transfer of knowledge between shifts and stakeholders


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience managing teams of people in a high volume manufacturing setting, Fremont Powertrain or Gigafactory Nevada preferred
  • Experience in selecting and developing new team members
  • Demonstrates adherence to EHS regulations and standards and leads by example
  • Strong organization and record-keeping skills with strong attention to detail to maintain team accountability
  • Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs)
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills; able to interface with executives and leaders on a daily basis
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work a flexible shift, including nights and weekend, if necessary

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