Supplier Industrialization Engineer – Thermal (m/w/d) – Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg


  • Full Time


Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for component development, part
and process qualification activities, quality management, and continuous
improvement activities at suppliers.  The
job requires effective communication at all levels both with internal and
external teams, traveling to suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot
critical decision making.  The goal:
developing suppliers by teaching best practices for manufacturing, quality, and
engineering, delivering on time quantities of high quality component parts into
Tesla’s production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and
product launches, driving lean manufacturing principals to reduce waste and
improve quality.


  • Degree in
    Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or evidence of experience and
    exceptional ability. 
  • Minimum of
    5 years’ experience in 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), Geometric
    Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and Lean Manufacturing, and how to
    apply these skills to improve quality, capacity, and reduce cost. 
  • Advanced
    working knowledge of production processes, material flow, lean manufacturing
    principals, automation, gauging, tooling, and manufacturing engineering 
  • Possess
    demonstrable leadership abilities 
  • Practical
    experience in the design, development or manufacture of thermal control
    components and/or systems 
  • Knowledge
    of HVAC  & heat transfer components/equipment in automotive
  • 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. Must be familiar with SPC and data analysis 
  • An average
    of 40-50% travel, possibly on short notice.