Automation Project Leader, Body (m/w/d) – Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg



Tesla is accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable
energy. Revolutionary strategies and products were developed within a few years
and successfully launched on a large scale. This is only possible through extraordinary
speed, innovation and efficiency.

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

Body shop automation project leader is responsible for the
management, development, commissioning and holds the overall accountability for
all BIW related automation activities.


  • 10+ years’ of Management experience in automotive, high
    tech, or other high volume/high complexity manufacturing in a similar capacity
    coupled with demonstration of exceptionable ability.
  • 5+ years’ of experience directly managing people in
    engineering or similar project management capacities.
  • Production Operations Knowledge – Has a firm understanding
    of how complex production lines operate including key items such as industrial
    workings between facilities/departments, line balance, OEE, error proofing,
  • DFM (Design for manufacture) – Experienced at assessing
    manufacturability and able to clearly articulate issues and propose
    resolutions. A key indicator of success is driving this feedback upstream and
    achieving root cause resolution.
  • Extremely knowledgeable of how material moves through the
    supply chain and throughout the factory. This includes everything from
    placement of an order, receiving of material, pull of material to the line,
    consumption of the material and delivery of the final product. Understanding of
    how to structure a configurable MBOM and associated order structure.
  • Clear understanding of how the manufacturing validation
    process runs in relation to new products (methodology, validation plans,
    associated KPIs). Able to facilitate continuous development and betterment of
  • Able to develop and sustain resource management plans in
    regard to current and future planned tasks.
  • Excelled creative thinking skills; able to devise creative
    solutions to complicated problems.
  • Team player: ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural
    environment with cross-functional teams.
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills; adverse in various problem-solving
  • Deep understanding of production line layout, flow, and
    modelling. Should understand the following: job shops, batch, and flow
    production / takt, touch and cycle time / bottle neck / identification and
    methods for resolving / workstation organization and setup / lean manufacturing
    principles / statistical process control / designing single flow lines to build
    multiple products.
  • Strong motivation to support the company mission is
    necessary to succeed.


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.