Supplier Industrialization Engineer, ICs


April 1, 2021

Palo Alto, CA, US

The Role:
This role encompasses an unique challenge to drive defectivity to sub 1ppb levels and scale production at suppliers as Tesla scales across the globe. Tesla’s Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for critical component development and qualification activities at suppliers. The job involves communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making. This role is critical to pushing the limits of manufacturing to reduce defectivity in Si processes to make Tesla truly a mass manufacturing company.
Responsibilities of The Role:
  • Review component specification and approve their PPAPs.
  • Spearhead Root cause analysis and permanent countermeasures with the manufacturer, direct the cross functional team of engineers, GSMs and QE with appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Work cross functionally with design and reliability engineering team, understand the system level requirement and analyze the component level performance to be able to meet those.
  • Work with suppliers to define and optimize the device structures and processes.
  • Monitor the supplier’s yield very minutely and take appropriate actions to predict and resolve excursions.
  • Audit, assess and oversee equipment performance & monitor implemented process controls at several suppliers.
  • Assess Supplier’s PFMEA and manufacturing process controls and drive continuous improvement.
  • Monitor Supplier Production Capacity (Operations management)

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering/Material Science/Physics + 4 years (preferred)
  • Understands Statistical Process Control, demonstrates experience of enhancing SPC programs and has solid knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Has knowledge of IC development and manufacturing, process qualification, fabrication and packaging; knowledge of test a plus.
  • Has experience of failure analysis and material analysis techniques – SEM/EDX, TEM, XRF, XRD, CSAM, etc., curve tracing a plus.
  • Detailed understanding of AEC-Q and RoHS and other such standards/requirements
  • Has experience with NPI activities for high volume manufacturing
  • Understands applications of Cpk, GR&Rs and process qualification methodologies.
  • Supplier development and management experience
  • Domestic and international travel (expected 25% of the time) is required to engage with suppliers, sometimes on short notice.

Nice to have:
  • Has certification on QMS
  • Good understanding of cross-functional packaging areas Silicon floor plan, package layout and architecture, enabling process technologies, thermal, mechanical, SI/PI, material, ball map optimization