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Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Battery Cell

Company: Tesla
Location: Sparks
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Tesla's Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for critical component development and qualification activities at suppliers. This role will develop, qualify, scale up and optimize manufacturing and quality system procedures for Battery cell manufacturing. In this role, you will work closely with many organizations both internal and external to Tesla, taking new battery cell designs from initial concept through into full production.

The battery cell is a critical component in Tesla vehicles and storage systems. This role will have the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to our products. The work environment is demanding, fast-paced and incredibly exciting. The ideal candidate should be ready to push their limits, as they join in highly motivated and capable team to make unbelievable things into reality.

* Plan, organize, direct, and conduct industrialization related activities within the battery supply chain team.
* Develop, qualify, and oversee battery cell manufacturing process end to end (from upstream mixing & electrode manufacturing to downstream finished good cell testing and shipping)
* Create quality plans to ensure IQC, IPQC and OQC & performance testing are executed to meet Tesla design standards
* Responsible for driving TQP (Tesla Qualification Process) for production launch readiness & ensure manufacturing lines meet cell design requirements
* Work as liaison between Tesla internal and supplier teams to develop requirements and provide solutions for cell manufacturing/testing/quality issues
* Leads FAs and implement CAs for battery cell inline, OQC, performance and next customer IQC failures.
* Participate in supplier DFM reviews & guide suppliers in efficient use of poke-yokes, best methods of manufacturing, testing, and gauging and correct tools or assembly equipment to use.
* Works with suppliers and ensures Tesla battery designs are mass producible
* Responsible to make sure OEE and quality targets are met at supply base during mass production
* Accountable for supplier audits to ensure their ability to meet part performance, delivery, and reliability expectations
* Validate supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process changes to ensure they are robust, sustainable, and implemented for similar potential concerns across manufacturing lines and/or suppliers.
* Project manage different developmental and Mass Production milestones from an operations process and quality perspective
* Act as the primary technical contact within the team to handle any cell manufacturing process/quality/testing related issues and be the go-to person for cell end -end manufacturing
* BS, MS, PhD in Mechanical, Chemical, Material Science engineering discipline, with 5+ years of experience in cell manufacturing (Pouch/Prismatic/Can type cells)
* Demonstrate experience in developing cell manufacturing processes, qualifying, and scaling the same
* Proficient in Battery Cell FA techniques is mandatory: Cell tear downs experience, experience with cyclers, Raman spectroscopy, loading analysis/measurement
* Experience in a manufacturing setup handling Measurement system analysis, SPC (Cp/Cpk analysis, Control Plans, FMEA & OEE
* Skillful in statistically analyzing factory data to draw meaningful inferences
* 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.
* Ability to travel domestic & international - 30%
* Experience in high volume manufacturing is highly desired.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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Keywords: Tesla, Sparks , Supplier Industrialization Engineer, Battery Cell, Engineering , Sparks, Nevada

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