Supplier Industrial Engineer, Factory Operations



  • Tesla’s Supplier Quality Engineer is responsible for critical component development and qualification activities at suppliers. The job involves communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making. The goal: delivering on time quantities of high quality component parts into Tesla’s production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product launches.


  • BS/MS Degree in Electrical / Mechanical / Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering or evidence of experience and exceptional ability
    5+ years of component or assembly plant experience supporting Mechanical, Electrical or similar in a Project Management, Supplier Quality, Process Engineering, Quality Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering role
    Knowledge or Experience in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP processes
    Display an advanced working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and Lean Manufacturing, and how to apply these skills to improve quality, capacity, and reduce cost
    Possess demonstrable leadership abilities
    Ability to communicate and direct supplier activities at the management level
    Proven results in meeting customer requirements and expectations
    Ability to define and execute a project using project management techniques
    Ability to thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Excellent team building skills in dealing with suppliers, peers and other functional areas
    * Strong verbal and technical writing ability to explain complex issues in a concise and plain manner
    An average of 50% travel, possibly on short notice
    Experience creating technical specifications for automated manufacturing equipment
    Experience introducing new products and new processes from a prototype environment to a production environment
    Experience providing Design for Manufacturability and Automation
    Experience designing production line layouts in AutoCAD
    Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
    Well organized with meticulous attention to detail