Manager, Engineering – Tesla Energy



The Equipment Engineering manager will manage a team of equipment, test, controls engineers and maintenance responsible for supporting production of Tesla’s latest energy storage products. The team will be directly responsible for the performance and continuous improvement equipment on the production line. The equipment responsibilities will include driving improvements in overall equipment efficiency, product yield, cost and cycle time through documented actions with clearly defined schedules and expected results. The Manager will not only lead by example but also performance manage the team where needed to generate the highest value from every employee while maintaining a high level of technical ability. He/She will work closely with the local production team to meet daily production, safety, and quality targets. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of building new teams and leading complex, large-scale production operations. He/She will work closely with department leaders to align operating strategies, KPIs, and project priorities to meet department goals. This is a cross-functional role that requires coordination between many different teams within Tesla. 



  • Must understand general manufacturing processes, automation, and controls 

  • Must demonstrate reliability, initiative, and desire to learn 

  • Must be adaptable in work schedule (including compressed work week and night shift) and working environment  

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills along with strong attention to detail, flexibility, and prioritization 

  • Capable of provided constructive feedback to subordinates 

  • Able to drive engineering problems to true root cause and elimination 

  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive and proprietary information 

  • Multitasks and adapts to constant change 

  • Able to use Microsoft Office software