Supplier Industrialization Engineer – Paint & Coating (m/w/d) – Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg


  • Full Time


Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for critical component &
material development and qualification activities at suppliers. This position
involves communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to
suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making. Tesla
is a fast moving, dynamic environment where flexibility and adaptability are
key attributes needed for success. A successful candidate will be a
self-starter, motivated and quick learner. This role specifically narrows in on
the technical evaluation of chemicals and coatings applied to parts across
automotive and energy products.


  • Degree
    in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related evidence of experience and
    exceptional ability with production processes and material knowledge of paint
    and coating materials related to Pre-treatment, Cathodic Electro-deposition,
    Topcoat, Powder coating processes.
  • Minimum
    of 5 years’ experience in chemical manufacturing, research, or quality
    engineering, with demonstrated evidence of excellence.
  • Experience
    in Quality Systems a plus: PPAP/APQP processes.
  • Display
    an advanced working knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC), Lean
    Manufacturing, and how to apply these skills to improve quality, capacity, and
    reduce cost.
  • Advanced
    working knowledge of production processes, lean manufacturing principals and
    manufacturing engineering.
  • Possess
    demonstrable leadership abilities.
  • Practical
    experience in the design, development and formulation of coating systems,
    ideally within automotive applications
  • Ability
    to communicate and direct supplier activities at the management level.
  • 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
    technical writing ability and an ability to explain complex issues in a concise
    and plain manner.
  • An
    average of 40-50% travel, possibly on short notice.