Technical Program Manager, PWT

March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$1-25
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What to Expect

Tesla is seeking a Technical Program Manager on the Production Engineering team to be part of a world-class team of engineers that are responsible for building, maintaining, and improving the automation and robotic equipment at the Tesla factories. As a Technical Program Manager, you are responsible for managing technical projects from “cradle to grave”. This includes driving cost down and capacity improvement projects, owning automation installs, etc. Program managers own driving the scope, schedule, implementation, and cost of the project as well as additional functions such as vendor relations, stakeholder management, and report outs.

The key objective of the Production Engineering team is developing new and innovative solutions in the factory and help Tesla achieve its ambitious manufacturing goals. All of these automated manufacturing processes will be initially planned, assembled, and tested at our Tesla facilities located in Fremont, California.

What You'll Do

  • Drive production related metrics and KPI's. Work with cross-functional team to drive given goals. Identify projects and create roadmap to lead cross-functional team in executing short and long term goals based on cost and quality feedback
  • Manage change control and validation plans for equipment and process upgrades, communicate changes and impact to cross-functional teams
  • Pull performance data from different data sources to provide impact results over time
  • Work collaboratively with all engineering stakeholders (project engineering, industrial engineering, design, controls, software, etc.) through the various stages of the project: Concept development, prototype testing, engineering design, system build, integration, and testing
  • Drive vendor partnership working closely with the supply chain and purchasing team and ensure alignment on engineering requirements, scope, schedule, and cost
  • Drive requirements and solutions with all internal stakeholders such as infrastructure, logistics, controls, software, and manufacturing engineering teams for the success of the project
  • Own and drive internal operations during the install, commission, testing, and integration phases of the project
  • Set goals, track deliverables, identify risk, and drive mitigation's across all stages of the project
  • Identify and document all project milestones and deliverables and keep project plans up to date at all times, including resource allocations, tracking hours, monitoring schedules, milestones, deliverables, updating percentage completion, etc.
  • Continuously monitor and measure project processes and activities to identify and communicate potential issues, risks, or problems in a timely fashion and provide corrective action options to drive to resolution
  • Lead cross-functional teams including management and executives. Includes resource & dependency alignment, coordination of activities, and transparent communication of project status and risk
  • Escalate schedule delays due to issues and risks
  • Create formal project communication plans key project metrics and dashboards for project status communication
  • Identify resource requirements and highlight gaps across various stages for all projects
  • Own report-outs for all projects, highlighting status, risks, mitigations, and opportunities across all levels of management within Tesla
  • Manage the road-map of projects working within the framework of the overall program
  • Support and drive software development for PLCs in Siemens, Rockwell, and Beckhoff control systems, for Robots (Kuka, Fanuc, ABB) and SCADA Systems
  • What You'll Bring

  • BSc in Engineering or MBA, with minimum 5 years of program/project management experience in a fast-paced, highly fluid environment or other evidence of exceptional ability. PMP is preferred but not required
  • Experience in technical program or project management, ideally with multiple delivered projects of medium ($1-25M+) to large-sized capital equipment systems
  • Experience developing processes and methodologies to suit specific engineering workflows desired
  • Knowledge of JIRA and diverse continuous integration workflows is a plus
  • Experience in Production/Manufacturing environment (involved in design, development, commissioning, and line delivery)
  • Proficiency in Confluence, Jira, Tableau, Wiki
  • Familiarity in several Agile principles - Scrum, Kanban, etc.
  • Self-organized, outstanding written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated, applied experience delivering complex programs and projects
  • Experience working with stakeholders, Product & Engineering Managers to keep everyone aligned
  • Experience working with complex electromechanical assembly lines
  • Experience working with PLCs (Rockwell, Siemens, Beckhoff), on HMIs, and with Data Management
  • Experience working with teams doing software development and electrical hardware design
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and MS Project
  • Some travel is expected - e.g. for vendor visits, equipment installation and commissioning. The role is based in Fremont
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