Welding Quality Engineer - Seats Manufacturing

Recruiter
Tesla
Location
Fremont, California
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Oct 2018
Closes
19 Nov 2018
Ref
72418
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Role:

This position you will work as a member of Tesla's Seat Manufacturing organization. The primary objective of this role is to support the production of high quality seat weld frames through the continual improvement of process to ensure safety, cost, product quality and delivery.

Responsibilities:
  • The successful candidate must have the ability to meet tight deadlines, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently. He/she must establish and maintain a professional working relationship with external and internal teams at all levels across the company. Typical job duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provide feedback on design for manufacturing on welded seat frame structure design concepts (DFM).
  • Establish and develop the concept process, including estimated standard time and costs.
  • Review and analysis existing manufacturing processes and develop recommendations for changes to work flow and operation sequences that will maximize the yields and productivity and improve the quality and consistency of final products and minimize risks, costs and eliminate the wastage.
  • Responsible for process documentation; ensuring it is kept regular updates on PFMEA, standard works and Control Plan for the welding operation.
  • Introduce product design, process & tooling changes into existing weld Jigs and fixtures.
  • Problem solve (leveraging data) and make improvements to welding fixtures with regards to dimensional accuracy and process capability, emphasis should be placed on error proofing critical jobs.
  • Plan and conduct the SPC analysis of the welding process parameters to ensure product quality.
  • Review NDT results from weld samples, Develop and implement in-process inspection technologies.
  • Manage communication between other engineering groups when support is needed: Product Excellence, Seat Engineering, Dimensional Engineering etc.
  • Active participation in NPI manufacturing trials to capture process changes needed to introduce product.
  • Review of all incidents/near misses documented in TOP that occur in area; perform analysis and design effective countermeasures.
  • Active participation in periodic audits with the Ergonomist from EH&S to proactively identify risks.
  • Establish assembly instructions/visual aids to guide production team relating to specifications/processes.


Requirements:
  • BS/MS Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) - Welding Engineering preferred.
  • 3 - 6 Years of experience in JIT Manufacturing facility (Remote laser welding experience is preferred).
  • Experience in welding seat structure or other automotive products, GD&T and design of weld fixtures and gauging.
  • Knowledge of robotics welding and part pick and place.
  • Specific training and demonstrated success in applying quality problem solving methods such as fishbone diagrams, FMEA, process capability analysis, DoE.
  • Must have working knowledge of statistical analysis and SPC.
  • Experience with variety of measurement and inspection techniques.
  • Quality systems experience in a manufacturing environment (automotive preferred).
  • Must have working knowledge of statistical analysis and SPC.
  • Experience with variety of measurement and inspection techniques.
  • Quality systems experience in a manufacturing environment (automotive preferred).

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