Supplier Industrialization Engineer-Glass

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Skilled Trades
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

The Glass and Strategic Development Group at Tesla is seeking a passionate, driven, and intellectually curious Supplier Industrialization Engineer to drive impact and deliver results for next generation Tesla products. The Glass team at Tesla is responsible for advance material development and manufacturing technology that enables Tesla's world-class design and innovation. As a Supplier Industrialization Engineer, you will help to support 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. The goal is to enable on-time delivery of high quality component parts into Tesla's production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product launches.

  • Plan, organize, direct and conduct industrialization related activities within the supply chain team.
  • Develop, Manage , Audit, Improve and Correct supplier planning. Execute component manufacturing, assembly techniques, and quality control processes from the advanced development phase to mass production qualification
  • Provide leadership for New Product Introduction (NPI) at Suppliers
  • Lead supplier improvements in scalability, cost, and quality.
  • Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between Suppliers and Tesla Sourcing, Quality, and Design teams.
  • Accountable for supplier audits to ensure their ability to meet part performance, delivery, and reliability expectations.
  • Collaborate with Tesla Design, Quality, and Manufacturing to determine the ideal performance specifications and supplier metrics.
  • Accountable for leading, tracking and improving supplier manufacturing process development and launch readiness for new products and design changes.
  • Guide suppliers in developing exceptionally robust processes and procedures to promote efficient and seamless production of high quality products.
  • Validate supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process changes to ensure they are robust, sustainable, and implemented for similar potential concerns across manufacturing lines and/or suppliers.
  • Provide input on new or alternative materials for improved design, manufacturability, or cost reduction.

  • BS degree in ME, EE, IE or equivalent practical experience
  • 10+ years of Manufacturing/Quality/Reliability experience in Mechanical/Enclosure/Tooling or similar, previous experience in Glass processing is a plus
  • Experience in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP processes.
  • In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and inspection.
  • Ability to communicate and direct supplier activities at the management level.
  • Proven results in meeting customer requirements and expectations.
  • Ability to define and execute a project using project management techniques.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Excellent team building skills in dealing with suppliers, peers and other functional areas.
  • Strong technical writing ability and an ability to explain complex issues in a concise and plain manner.
  • Willing to travel on short notice

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