What to Expect
As a Production Associate Manager, you will be playing a critical role on the Gigafactory Production team. You will lead a dynamic team of Associates and Leads while managing operations and driving metrics in critical areas of the Manufacturing floor. In this role, you will work cross-functionally with our manufacturing and operations teams, interfacing with Engineering, Maintenance, NPI, and Material Flow, to ensure production goals are being met.
What You'll Do
Develop & maintain Standardized Work Instructions used in production by the production associates.
Support the development of Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA) to identify critical risks in the production processes with the Manufacturing Process Engineers.
Develop training programs and hire plans for production associates.
Support of control plans to assure critical features are controlled through the production process.
Manage production associates and develop the team structures used in the Tesla Factory.
Support issue resolution including root cause investigation & corrective action tracking.
Ensure quality standards are being met throughout the entire production process and support no defects from leaving a station or team area.
What You'll Bring
Preferred - BS or higher degree
10+ years experience working in an Automotive Metal Stamping environment
Experience and thorough knowledge of world class Automotive stamping production systems and processes
Experience managing teams of people in a Automotive stamping production environment
Experience in new product development and launch activities
Experience with broad variety of measurement and inspection techniques.
Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs)
Strong analytic problem solving skills
Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for their success
Experience in hiring and developing new team members in a production environment.
Work efficiently and productively in independent and team settings
Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills
Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)