Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Automation - Material Flow

March 16, 2023
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What to Expect

Tesla is currently seeking a motivated and accomplished Staff-level engineer who will lead the design and implementation of automated material handling system for new and existing factories and programs at Tesla. This position will be based in Gigafactory Texas near Austin, TX. The ideal candidate will excel in a demanding and fast-paced environment where they will work as part of a strong, agile, and highly motivated team to accomplish some of the most ambitious projects being attempted in any industry today. They take pride in thoroughness, analytical ability, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

A staff engineer's role is to lead a team of engineers to develop innovative and cutting-edge solutions that push boundaries within the industry. As a Staff project engineer you are responsible for designing and owning automated material handling projects from concept to implementation. This includes the design, implementation and continuous improvement of automated material handling equipment such as automated storage systems, final assemble conveyance such as car bodies, batteries, and drive units etc. Besides owning the design and technical scope of a project, staff engineers also provide leadership and guidance to other engineers and stakeholders within Tesla. Traditional project management functions such as timelines, budgets and coordination's with vendors and other groups within Tesla are also the responsibility of the project engineer on the material flow team.

What You'll Do

  • Design automated material handling solutions to establish new and improved existing material flows throughout the factory
  • Design includes material arrival at docks, delivery to line-side locations, material transport between internal manufacturing lines, buffer/storage systems, robotic material handling solutions and solutions will handle a large variety of products such as car bodies, large commodities (tires, seats, fascia, …), powertrain parts (electric motor components), pallets/boxes/trays, individual battery cells
  • Concept development, detailed engineering design, and collaboration with 3rd parties on system build, integration, and testing
  • Develop analytical models to establish design criteria and overall system performance criteria
  • Responsible for specifying equipment in form of project specifications and requirements
  • Leveraging outside partners for solution development and design
  • Lead the overall layout and system design process
  • Support and provide inputs in the modeling and simulation of individual technologies and entire systems
  • Technical project management and implementation

  • Manage budget, timeline, and scope
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders and vendors about project status, critical items, and priorities
  • Support troubleshooting during installation and start-up
  • Smooth handoff to operations at Tesla factory locations
  • What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 10-15+ years of practical automated material handling and process equipment design experience in industries such as automotive, consumer goods/food and beverage manufacturing, distribution, and semiconductor
  • Expertise in detailed design of automation equipment and design processes around it
  • Ability to lead a project team to design/implement a system from concept through installation and hand-over while working in a close-knit, team environment
  • Ability to manage up to 5 direct reports
  • Must understand the integration of equipment design into existing or new systems
  • Ability to design new state of the art concepts using their background knowledge as reference
  • Knowledge of and experience with material flow strategies and dynamic manufacturing systems
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills. Ability to manage several complex projects at the same time with high degrees of variation and uncertainty
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels
  • Position will offer unique and complex engineering challenges that require persistence, innovative thinking, and a positive attitude
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering
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