Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Strategic Silicon


April 3, 2021

Palo Alto, CA, US

The Role:
This role encompasses a unique challenge to drive defectivity to sub 1ppb levels for Si products as Tesla scales across the globe. This is beyond what the present industry operates at. 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 mass manufacturing company.
  • Spearhead defectivity analysis in Si and SiC manufacturing processes are suppliers & make a comprehensive plan to reduce defects.
  • Support, Identify issues & spearhead improvements in the wafer fabrication process at partnered suppliers.
  • Monitor recipes, device appropriate DOEs to implement new processes/recipes.
  • 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.
  • Monitor the supplier’s yield very minutely and take appropriate actions to predict and resolve excursions.
  • 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)

  • Master’s in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering/Material Science/Physics 8 years/ PhD+4 years (preferred)
  • Practical 6sigma experience and demonstrated application of DMAIC.
  • Understands Statistical Process Control, demonstrates experience of enhancing SPC programs and has solid knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Has worked on Front End Wafer fabrication & understands power semiconductor manufacturing processes.
  • Has knowledge of photolithography, thin films, dry and wet etch processes, MOCVD, PECVD etc.
  • Has experience of failure analysis and material analysis techniques – SEM/EDX, TEM, XRF, XRD, CSAM, etc.
  • Has experience with NPI activates for high volume manufacturing
  • Understands applications of Cpk, GR&Rs and process qualification methodologies.
  • Supplier development and management experience
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Domestic and international travel (expected 50% of the time) is required to engage with CMs, sometimes on short notice.
  • Certification on QMS preferred
  • Fluency in Mandarin preferred