What to Expect
Tesla's manufacturing operations team is looking for an experienced and driven
Production Planner to work alongside manufacturing to support production
goals. The planner will be responsible for scheduling production across the
value stream for Tesla energy products. The planner will also be responsible
for structuring and performing analysis to support the road map for production
capacity changes on their assigned production lines.
What You'll Do
Support manufacturing by creating production schedules that reconcile
production capacity with demand for fabricated components, following the
factory's master schedule.
Perform analysis that supports defining the roadmap for production
Work with manufacturing & support teams to establish & improve processes
(e.g. production batch sizes, material transfer processes & controls)
for just-in-time or line-side Kanban delivery.
Respond to unanticipated changes—e.g. production shortfall vs. schedule or
material shortages: provide information, impact assessment, and options to
downstream shops, revise production shifts and or mix as needed.
Generate and publish production performance metrics and forecasts showing
risk to supply of fabricated components vs. demand.
Communicating plans, plan revisions, and production vs. plan to all
Manufacturing, support, and business stakeholders.
Represent production in the sales and operational planning process for
Assist in implementing systematic solutions to control inventory flow,
Collaborate with Supply chain and Engineering to coordinate Engineering
Change Orders (ECOs) to plan for material and product end of life and
Complete other duties assigned by management as business needs shift or
What You'll Bring
Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering, industrial
engineering/operations research, supply chain management or another
quantitative field preferred.
Demonstrated high volume production planning experience in a manufacturing
environment, ideally with 1 + years' experience structuring and building
Evidence of exceptional abilities.
Ability to spot process improvement opportunities and influence others to
Good organizational and project management skills. (role requires
juggling long-term projects, daily tasks, and urgent questions)
Ability to solve problems in fast-paced environment with minimal
Ability to recognize opportunities for improvement in operations and
MS Excel experience required (VLOOKUP, Pivot Tables, etc.). More
advanced Excel modeling skills a plus.
Working knowledge of SQL database management and Tableau data
Experience working in SAP or other ERP system preferred.
Enthusiasm for Tesla & clean energy and a desire to change the world.