Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Chassis
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: April 18, 2019
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. The goal: delivering on time quantities
of high quality component parts into Tesla s production processes
to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product
Plan, organize, direct and conduct industrialization related
activities within the supply chain team.
Develop, Manage , Audit, Improve and Correct supplier planning and
execution of component manufacturing and assembly techniques and
quality control processes from the advanced development phase to
mass production qualification
Provide leadership for New Product Introduction (NPI) at
Lead supplier improvements in scalability, cost, and quality.
Facilitate communication and clarification of technical
requirements between Suppliers and Tesla Purchasing, Quality, and
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
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
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 Electrical / Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing
Engineering or evidence of experience and exceptional ability.
5+ years of assembly plant experience supporting related
commodities or similar in a Supplier Quality, Quality Engineering,
or Manufacturing Engineering role.
Experience in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP processes.
In-depth knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
(GD&T) and inspection.
Possess demonstrable leadership abilities.
Previous experience managing safety critical parts.
Ability to communicate and direct supplier activities at the
Proven results in meeting customer requirements and
Ability to define and execute a project using project management
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Excellent
team building skills in dealing with suppliers, peers and other
Strong technical writing ability and an ability to explain complex
issues in a concise and plain manner. Must be familiar with SPC and
An average of 30 - 40% travel, possibly on short notice.
Tesla participates in the E-Verify Program
Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer
committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin,
disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other
factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Keywords: Tesla, San Francisco , Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Chassis, Engineering , Palo Alto, California
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