Supplier Industrialization Engineer – Raw Material Resins / Polymers (m/w/d) – Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg

Tesla

The Role

Tesla’s
Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for critical component
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 resin and carbon fiber materials used to create parts across
automotive and energy products.

Responsibilities

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Plan,
organize, direct and conduct industrialization related activities with supply
chain team.

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Develop,
Manage, Improve and Correct supplier planning and execution of compounding and
quality control processes from the R&D phase to mass production
qualification.

·       
Provide
leadership for New Production Introduction (NPI) at Suppliers and Tiers.

·       
Conduct
and implement Design for Manufacturing (DFM) feedback into our design.

·       
Lead
supplier improvements in scalability, cost, and quality

·       
Facilitate
communication and clarification of technical requirements between Suppliers and
Tesla Purchasing, Quality, and Design teams.

·       
Accountable
for supplier audits to ensure their ability to meet material performance,
delivery, and reliability expectations.

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Collaborate
with Tesla Design, Material Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing to
determine the ideal performance specifications and supplier metrics.

·       
Accountable
for leading, tracking and improving supplier manufacturing process development
and launch readiness for new products and design changes.

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Guide
suppliers in developing exceptionally robust processes and procedures to
promote efficient and seamless production of high-quality products.

·       
Validate
supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process changes to ensure
they are robust, sustainable, and implemented for similar potential concerns
across manufacturing lines and/or suppliers.

·       
Provide
input on new or alternative materials for improved design, manufacturability,
or cost reduction.

·       
Qualify
the right suppliers for the company need ensuring design specifications are met
to the highest standards

·       
Root
cause and drive solutions for production deviations originating from incoming
product

·       
Project
manage the supply chain scope at a global level driving steps forward and
continuous improvement on the technical and cost reduction level

Requirements

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Degree Materials/Mechanical/Industrial/Manufacturing
Engineering, Polymer Science, or evidence of experience and exceptional ability

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Knowledge
of injection/compression molding and resin compounding

·       
Practical
Six Sigma experience

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Experience
in Supplier Quality, Quality Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering

·       
Knowledge
of PPAP/APQP processes and automotive technical knowledge

·       
Experience
of statistical tolerance analysis, design quality assessment, and improvement
technique

·       
GD&T
knowledge, ability to perform stack up tolerance analysis

·       
General
automotive technical knowledge

·       
Supplier
development and management experience

·       
Hands
on and ready to work on a fast-paced environment

·       
Excellent
spoken and written English

·       
Domestic
and international travel (expected 30 – 40% of the time), sometimes on short
notice

·       
Knowledge
and understanding of cross functional components throughout the automotive and
energy products