Cell Materials Maintenance & Reliability Manager


  • Full Time

The Role

Tesla’s Cell Materials group is looking for a highly motivated Maintenance and Reliability Engineering Manager to work on a critical challenge facing the world’s energy transition – Battery Cathode materials. This includes the development and scale-up of novel, high-energy and low-cost cathode materials and the development of first-of-a-kind processes that shorten the path from mine to battery cell.

The candidate will lead current sustainable production as well as new model and/or equipment introduction when required.  They must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and department leaders to address concerns and issues that affect part quality, production efficiency, work cell ergonomics, and equipment maintenance.


  • Direct leadership of maintenance and reliability engineers, maintenance day staff, and maintenance supervisors

  • Develop and implement the plant’s overall preventive and predictive maintenance programs

  • Manage maintenance supervisors to provide 24/7 operating capability

  • Analyze and optimize Asset Mechanical Reliability metrics to drive OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).

  • Responsible for maintenance resource loading and work force management for maintaining production and utility equipment for both daily maintenance and equipment turnarounds

  • Establish a maintenance prioritization and critical equipment list, coordinate a system and workflows for managing the daily prioritization for the maintenance team.

  • Establish and manage a consumable warehousing parts area, set up the area for Lean manufacturing

  • Establish asset criticality and reliability bad actor programs

  • Coordinate with production and engineering groups for routine equipment outages, unplanned maintenance, and change management.

  • Lead for maintenance and reliability improvements, and equipment upgrades.

  • Develop and maintain proper documentation of all necessary equipment maintenance records, procedures, periodic maintenance tasks, and equipment changes (electrical, spare parts upgrades, mechanical) in the CMMS system.

  • Develop maintenance productivity KPIs, including maintenance budget and reporting, to maximize equipment availability and minimize unplanned downtime.

  • Maintain spare parts inventory: identify/order needed parts and maintain tracking system.

  • Train and direct maintenance associates to support production requirements


  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree

  • 5+ years of experience in production line maintenance and reliability leadership role

  • 8+ years of experience industrial equipment maintenance and reliability engineering

  • Experience in team building, coaching and succession planning for technical and engineering personal.

  • Maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Lean manufacturing skills and systems development