Supervisor, Tool and Die - Stamping


March 30, 2021

Fremont, CA, US

The Role
The successful candidate will have experience in all facets of Tool & Die related to plastic injection molding, automotive stamping or high pressure die casting. Die or mold maintenance supervision and leadership experience in supporting both steady production as well as new product and/or new die/mold. The candidate needs to be well-versed in various tool and die craftsmanship skills, breakdown management, root cause investigation and problem recurrence prevention, PM system development and implementation, and spare parts management.
This person must be able to build upon previous successes and take our Tool & Die team to the next level. He/she must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and department leaders to address concerns and issues that affect safety, part quality, production efficiency and die/mold function. The successful candidate will also have exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, and management skills, demonstrating the ability to be an innovator and change agent.


  • Supervision of hourly Tool & Die Specialists. This is a hands-on working supervisor role

  • Manpower management: day to day line support; PM and repair tasks; vacation scheduling; OT & weekend work scheduling

  • Definition of daily tasks and setting directions for the team

  • Interaction with Production, Manufacturing Engineering and Design Engineering

  • Interaction with customer departments and managers (Body in White, General Assembly)

  • Standards development and creation of procedure and methods as well as maintaining updates as required

  • Project management of repair, refurbishment and engineering change implementation projects

  • Assist with budget development and reporting

  • Maintain spare parts inventory. Identify and order needed parts, maintain tracking system

  • Skill level development of the team including training and development of individual objectives


  • Completion of a Tool & Die apprenticeship or equivalent OJT experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in supervision and leadership

  • 5+ years' of extensive experience with maintaining and repairing automotive stamping dies, plastic injection molds and/or high pressure die cast molds - aluminum stamping or structural die casting experience is a plus

  • Project management experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Ability to motivate in high pressure situations

  • Ability to develop individualized development plans to improve weaknesses and leverage strengths

  • Open minded, highly flexible, positive attitude

  • Good overall people management skill

  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written

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