Technical Program Manager, Core Automation

Fremont, California
13 Oct 2018
13 Nov 2018
Design, Management
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role

Tesla is seeking a Technical Program Manager on the Core Automation team to be part of a world-class team of engineers that are responsible for designing and building the automation and robotic equipment at the Tesla factories. As a Technical Program Manager, you are responsible for managing technical projects from "cradle to grave". This includes driving the design and implementation of automated equipment such as automated storage systems, robotics, automated case and pallet conveyance, automated guided vehicles, fixtures, etc. Program managers own driving the scope, schedule, implementation and cost of the project as well as additional functions such as vendor relations, stakeholder management and report outs.

The key objective of the Automation team is developing new and innovative solutions in the factory and help Tesla achieve its ambitious manufacturing goals. All of these automated manufacturing processes will be initially planned, assembled and tested at our Tesla facilities located in Fremont, California, the Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada or other factories and facilities around the world.

  • "Concept to completion" ownership of projects
  • Work collaboratively with all engineering stakeholders (project engineering, industrial engineering, design, controls, software etc.) through the various stages of the project: Concept development, prototype testing, engineering design, system build, integration, and testing.
  • Drive vendor partnership working closely with supply chain and purchasing team and ensure alignment on engineering requirements, scope, schedule and cost.
  • Drive requirements and solutions with all internal stakeholders such as infrastructure, logistics, controls, software and manufacturing engineering teams for the success of the project.
  • Own and drive internal operations during the install, commission, testing and integration phases of the project.
  • Set goals, track deliverables, identify risk and drive mitigations across all stages of the project.
  • Own execution and completion of multiple projects, as needed.
  • Continuously develop and adapt processes and methodologies to the team's needs.
  • Identify resource requirements and highlight gaps across various stages for all projects.
  • Own report-outs for all projects, highlighting status, risks, mitigations and opportunities across all levels of management within Tesla.
  • Manage roadmap of projects working within the framework of the overall program.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline or equivalent practical experience is required. Master's degree preferred.
  • 3+ years' experience in technical program or project management, ideally with multiple delivered projects of medium ($1-25M+) to large sized capital equipment systems.
  • Experience developing processes and methodologies to suit specific engineering workflows desired.
  • Knowledge of JIRA and diverse continuous integration workflows is a plus.

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