Facilities Commissioning Lead- Cell Manufacturing

Tesla

The Role:
A Tesla Facilities Commissioning Lead will have the opportunity to drive the start-up and commissioning of Mechanical, Chemical, and Electrical systems at new capital projects to a world-class level of quality and execution. You will work closely with design, construction, facilities and other end users to continuously develop and improve the process and procedures needed to put these state-of-the-art systems into operation and ensure they perform as designed to meet the end user’s needs.

Responsibilities:
• Serve as Subject Matter Expert on certain assigned systems and processes, where you are accountable for completing the start-up, Commissioning, and handover of those systems on multiple jobsites.
• Participate and provide engineering and constructability feedback in design reviews of capital projects.
• Understand Sequence of Operation (SOO) and how mechanical, process and electrical systems are designed to operate.
• Develop and drive execution of detailed Commissioning plans and Integrated System Test (IST) plans.
• Perform pro-active quality and readiness inspections with emphasis on identifying and resolving potential issues before they impact the start-up and commissioning of the equipment or system.
• Develop, publish, utilize, and make continuous improvements to system inspection checklists, ensuring that lessons learned are clearly captured and checked throughout the design, construction, start-up, and commissioning process.
• Champion and observe all safety policies during the execution of required tasks. Must be capable of identifying hazards in testing, start-up and operation of various mechanical, chemical, and electrical systems. Implementing engineering and operational controls to address these hazards combined with clear communication of risks and mitigating actions to all affected parties is a requirement for this role.
• Manage vendor communication, schedule, and commissioning activities. Review vendor commissioning reports and upload files to the designated Commissioning Management System.
• Review and drive closure of Construction Checklists and Issues.
• Ensure redlines of engineering/vendor documents are accurate and properly transmitted at system turnover.
• Coordinate with Facilities team for operation and turnover of systems. Support operations team with troubleshooting system failures and root cause reporting of events.
• Participate in the operation and monitoring of the HVAC, hydronic, and other utility equipment in 24 hr production facilities ensuring reliable service to all areas of the site, as well as providing direction to operators for troubleshooting and change management for those systems to lower or eliminate risk to the equipment or manufacturing processes.
• Develop knowledge of related basic engineering design principles, applicable design guides and standards.
• Develop knowledge of relevant building codes and standards.
• Required to work with and around hazardous areas and hazardous chemicals and materials.
• Management and audits of design services performed by consultants including preparing RFP scope and independent cost estimate, critically reviewing consultant proposals, negotiating cost, ensuring schedule/budget compliance, auditing scope conformance and quality, and reviewing consultant performance.
• Perform or assist with effective Quality Control inspections of mechanical equipment, materials, and controls, installations at appropriate times to limit rework or risk to the system components, as well as driving the quality of the completed work to meet the highest standards of workmanship.
• Develop and maintain skills necessary to operate, and collect accurate data from, diagnostic tools related to mechanical systems that enables collection of meaningful data for engineering analysis and Commissioning validation of how the mechanical systems operate. This includes all instruments utilized for TAB (Test and Balance) of dry and wet mechanical systems, thermal imaging, and sonic analyzers.

Requirements:
• B.S. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
• Minimum 2 years commissioning experience in oil and gas, pharmaceutical, or large capital projects
• Ability to travel, domestic or international
• Understanding of construction, programming, and operation of Building Management Systems and/or SCADA systems.
o Experience with PLC programming, Siemens PLC/TIA, or Ignition a plus.
• Great organizational skills
• Confident and able to work on own initiative and with limited supervision
• Flexible and able to adapt to current and new company requirements
• Ability to interact and coordinate effectively with all levels of construction, facilities operations, manufacturing, engineering, and management
• Proficiency with Completion Management Systems (CxAlloy, Pims, WinPCS, Mancon, or equivalent) is a plus.
• Detailed understanding of how Commercial/Industrial mechanical or chemical systems are designed, constructed, and operated in manufacturing and R&D facilities.
o Systems include: Dust Collectors, Heat Exchangers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Boilers, Pumps, Air Handling Units, Terminal Units, Fans / Blowers, Pumps, DOAS Units, Control Valves and Instrumentation, Hazardous Exhaust, Dehumidification Units, Heat Recovery Systems, Air Compressors/Dryers.