Tooling & Die Manager, Casting/Plastics - Gigafactory Berlin (m/w/d)


April 21, 2021

Tooling & Die Manager – Casting/Plastics
Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world’s best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.
Gigafactory Berlin forms the perfect basis for rolling out Tesla's incredible success story in Europe. The most important pillar for this are our employees. Their passion, motivation and engagement ensure that we achieve our goals. We are looking for you to continue and expand this success story together.
The Role:
Responsible for leading HPDC and IMM Tooling team to improve operations by leading die build projects and day to day tool sustaining activities, driving continuous improvements, and Implementing new technology, while meeting quality and safety standards
  • Manage team of engineers and supervisors to lead all aspects of tool build and maintenance
  • Engineer HPDC/IMM tools to increase production output and efficiency at best possible cost.
  • Lead process development and tool validation activities
  • Create, collect and release all required tool and process documentation for use of sustaining team
  • Lead tooling sustaining team by focusing on best possible yield and uptime
  • Create and manage tooling budget for casting operations
  • Actively manage tool rebuild plan to have sufficient tools to support production
  • Strive for best possible cycle time by optimization of equipment and parameters
  • Lead root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions for all tool related production issues
  • Develop new tooling and fixtures to improve operations
  • Create, track & use metrics that emphasizes safety, quality, efficiency & cost
  • Partner with Production Operations, Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance to develop and execute production ramps
  • Database management of models and documentation for all tools

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of HPDC Tooling management experience in a production environment.
  • Experience in a casting production plant with large cold chamber machines
  • Experience with tooling for structural automotive components
  • Experience supervising engineering teams.
  • Experience resolving conflict.
  • Experience in hiring and developing team members and leaders.
  • Experience in Castings Production environment.
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
  • Effectively communicate to all levels in the organization, including large group presentations and translate complex ideas into a simple easy to understand format.
  • Foster a professional atmosphere of respect and growth.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills (man, method, machine, material, etc...).
  • Able to effectively multitask

Applications for this role must be done in English

What we offer:

You will be working in our state-of-the-art Gigafactory where you’ll solve the world's most interesting problems with the best and brightest people who share a passion to change the world. Tesla’s compensation package includes competitive salary and Tesla shares or bonusses. Typical benefits that are offered are a pension program, 30 vacation days, employee insurances, relocation and commuting support.