Sr. Industrial Engineer, Production Optimization Team - Material Flow

Tesla Austin, TX

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The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated engineer to help drive the development of the manufacturing lines for Tesla factories. Specific responsibilities include developing and analyzing potential factory layouts, develop manufacturing systems capacities, optimize and balance manufacturing and assembly processes and material flow through the factory and collaborating with highly technical cross-functional teams to ensure that the factory achieves the lowest dollar per sqft cost possible. This is an exciting opportunity to work on the factory design for a cutting edge technology and develop a world class manufacturing facilities. Tesla is a demanding and fast-paced environment where you 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.

Roles And Responsibilities

The Industrial Engineer works as part of a small team dedicated to manufacturing engineering team and fully focused on designing future manufacturing lines. The team is responsible for driving line and factory layout and high level factory architecture decisions through quantitative analysis. Through a detailed understanding of the high level objectives of the factory and extensive collaboration with the internal and external teams doing the design of the individual production lines to be located in the factory, this team ensures that the factory design as a whole achieves all of Tesla’s objectives. The Industrial Engineer will do a wide variety of detailed analysis and data gathering in support of the overall objectives of the team.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Using AutoCAD, allocate and optimize space for production lines and other supporting functions
  • Design and optimize manufacturing layout incorporating material flow and headcount allocation
  • Establish capacity specs/targets (OEE and cycletimes)
  • Work with manufacturing engineers to design and iterate on manufacturing processes
  • Perform Basic MOST analysis of process to project cycle times
  • Validate that all designs comply with ergonomic requirements
  • Balance processes to maximize efficiency
  • Calculate OEE to validate capacity
  • Calculate inline and interline buffers to optimize production
  • Work with factory simulation/modeling teams to validate line capacities, develop flow paths and aisle sizing for products, raw materials, and work in progress
  • Establish raw material delivery intervals
  • Design racking for raw material deliveries
  • Calculate direct and indirect headcount requirements
  • Validate cycle times during Sight Acceptance Testing (SAT) and Start of Production (SOP)
  • Support production startup and ramp
  • Support handover to sustaining industrial/process engineers
  • Using data and analysis, resolve conflict among stakeholders for space utilization
The ideal candidate will excel as part of a small, high-powered team where he/she will tackle whatever technical challenges are necessary to support the overall objectives. He/She appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility. He/She takes pride in his/her thoroughness, analytical ability, organizational skills and attention to detail.

Skills And Experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD 2D
  • Experience in layout design for either manufacturing or warehousing
  • Knowledge in OEE, capacity planning, cycletime analysis (Basic MOST) and line balancing
  • Experience doing the detailed analysis necessary to make data driven decisions on factory layout design, production line design or warehouse design
  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Mastery in conflict management and objective thinking
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing
  • Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio
  • BS/MS Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of statistics, uncertainty, and sensitivity analysis
  • Propensity to approach problems and unknowns from a first principles point of view and back it up math
  • Natural ability to speak and write effectively at all organizational levels
  • Seniority level

    Mid-Senior level
  • Employment type

  • Job function

    Management and Manufacturing
  • Industries

    Renewable Energy Semiconductor Manufacturing, Motor Vehicle Manufacturing, and Utilities

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