Supervisor, Maintenance – Paint, Plastics


The successful candidate will have experience in all facets of Automotive Vehicle Paint shop maintenance. Maintenance supervision and leadership experience with supporting sustainable production as well as new model and/or new equipment introductions is required. The successful candidate needs to have demonstrable skills in the following areas:

  • Breakdown management & follow up action to prevent repeat occurrences
  • TPM / PM development and implementation
  • Equipment spare parts management
  • OEE % improvement
  • Training & development

This person must be able to build upon previous successes, and take our Paint Maintenance team to the next level. He/she must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional teams and department leaders to address concerns and issues that affect paint quality, production efficiency, work cell ergonomics, equipment maintenance, etc… The successful candidate will also have exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and management skills, demonstrating the ability to be an innovator and change agent.


  • Supervision of hourly maintenance technicians. This is a hands-on working supervisor role.
  • Manpower management: day to day line support; in-house equipment maintenance repair work; vacation scheduling; OT & weekend work scheduling.
  • Defining daily tasks and setting directions for the team
  • Interaction with Production and Engineering Groups
  • Interaction with customer departments and managers (Production Control, General Assembly, Paint)
  • Standard development and creation of procedure and methods
  • Project management: both internal maintenance projects, and minor contractor projects.
  • Procedures & PMs, develop & maintain proper documentation of: all necessary procedures; periodic maintenance tasks; equipment changes (electrical, spare parts upgrades, mechanical), etc.
  • Assist with budget development and reporting.
  • Maintain spare parts inventory. Identify and order needed parts, maintain tracking system.
  • Training and directing the training of junior maintenance associates

 Requirements: the ideal candidate will have/be:

  • 5+ years of experience in supervision and leadership
  • 5+ years of extensive experience with trouble-shooting and correcting industrial equipment maintenance – breakdowns and failures.
  • Robotic and controls programming skills
  • Maintenance experience in a vehicle paint shop on a journeyman level. Experience with aluminum car bodies is a plus.
  • Project management experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Proficient in using a CMMS database
  • Open minded , highly flexible, positive attitude
  • Good overall people management skills.
  • Great communication skills, both verbal and written
Employee Benefits

  • As a full time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.
  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts

This is non – exempt position.


This is a general job description and may not reflect the complete or exact job description and/or requirements of the position(s) for which you may be considered.