Dimensional Quality Engineer

Tesla

 The Role:
The Dimensional Quality Engineer role is both a practical and analytical position. He/she will be responsible for developing dimensional standards and practices while driving dimensional improvements across cross-functional teams within the Fremont factory. This includes, but isn’t limited to, Gauge and Fixture design, setup, and qualifications; Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility and Correlation/Linearity Studies; Dimensional Report Creation; Control plan creation; Dimensional Stack Up Analysis; Statistical Process Control Analyses; and Design Change Recommendations/proposals. These functions will need review of manufacturing processes, current build quality, and part/assembly design to drive improvements across all Tesla models. 
 
Dimensional Quality Systems and Documents will be reviewed and developed as needed to improve detection methods and out-going quality. A successful candidate will be able to troubleshoot various processes to identify potential root cause of quality issues to prevent future defects from occurring.
 
The Dimensional Quality Engineer will work closely with Manufacturing and Quality Engineering Teams to provide reports, charts, graphs and anything else needed to define, measure, analyze, improve and control product and process quality from their respective shops. A successful candidate will be able to work with internal Dimensional Quality Engineering Technicians to Drive projects to completion.
 
The successful candidate must have mechanical aptitude, the ability to meet tight deadlines, have strong interpersonal and communication skills, be detail oriented and be able to both take direction and work independently.
 
Responsibilities: 
Models: S, 3, X, Y
Areas: Body-in-White, Stampings, Castings, General Assembly
·    Review part and assembly data using data collection software (CM4D, Polyworks, Dataloop)
·    Prepare presentations summarizing results, findings, and next steps
·    Communicate between cross-functional teams to drive quality improvements to completion
·     Support with new product launches, continuous improvement, and troubleshooting related to dimensional quality engineering responsibilities
·     Support in risk assessment & mitigation activities
·   Anticipate potential problems and take preventative action.
·    Contribute to 8D/Root Cause Analysis process by reviewing/auditing and collecting information on manufacturing processes, design, specifications, quality system, and detection methods
·    Investigate root causes and provide corrective and preventative actions
·    Create and Train on New Documents, Dimensional Quality Processes, and Detection Methods
·    Support Manufacturing Control Plan/PFMEA Creation and Improvements
·    Create and Test New Detection Methods (Gauging, equipment, methods, etc.)
·    Dimensional Control Plan Definition, Execution, and Implementation
·    Create Inspection and Metrology Equipment Instructions
·    Conduct Gauge R&R tests on various measuring equipment
·      Analyze Gauge R&R data to drive Measurement System Improvements
·    Oversee New Measurement Equipment Validations and Drive new measurement equipment to meet Tesla Dimensional Standards
·      Create Dashboards to Track Dimensional Quality KPIs
·    Review Design Requirements and Support with Tolerance Reviews
·    Create Dimensional Reports for Fremont Factory
 
Qualifications/Requirements:
·    B.S. or B.A. in Engineering or related field (Mechanical or Industrial Engineering preferred)
·    0 or more years of experience in a Manufacturing, Quality, or Process focused role
·    Ability to use power tools comfortably
·    Mechanical inspection experience using basic and precision measurement tools
·    Ability to read and interpret part and specification drawings
·    Ability to write clear work instructions and inspections
·   Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
·Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
·    Strong mechanical aptitude and trouble-shooting skills
·    Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and effectively
·    Ability to interpret results and statistics
·    Experience with Measurement System Analysis and Statistical Process Control Analysis preferred
·    Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices highly desired
·    GD&T Experience highly desired
·    Ability to use CATIA V5 highly desired
·   Experience using CM4D, Polyworks/Dataloop, or Minitab a plus