Manufacturing Development Program, Giga Texas

Tesla Austin, Texas
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March 18, 2023
Austin, Texas
What to Expect

Accelerate your education and career with the Tesla Manufacturing Development Program (MDP). Through MDP, you will be registered in 7-weeks of full-time training at Austin Community College, completing courses in electronics, robotics programming, mechanical systems, and production best practices. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be converted to a full-time Production Associate at Tesla and have the ability to grow your career in advanced manufacturing.

What You ll Do

  • Complete standard work process and follow work instructions, procedures, and rotate as required.

  • Demonstrate flexibility as needed by the business.

  • Operate complex manufacturing equipment under supervision.

  • Escalate technical and process issues to the appropriate support groups and leaders.

  • Production Associates must be able to perform a wide array of essential functions across a number of production and manufacturing lines and work areas, as business needs require. Follow safety guidelines & procedures.

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism.

  • Exemplary attendance and punctuality are crucial for the team to achieve success.

What You ll Bring

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills & adapt to new work environments.

  • Comfortable learning new technology.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Must have command of the English language, both written and verbal.

  • Upcn successful completion of the program, you must be at least 18 years of age to start as a full-time Production Associate.

  • All potential employees will be required to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.

Work Environment / Essential Physical Demands

Ability to perform physically demanding work for extended periods of time, up to 12 hours a day including but not limited to:
  • Frequently and repetitively, bend, lift and reach to install vehicle parts of varying size and weight overhead, accurately and in allotted timeframes.

  • Frequently and repetitively, lift, push and carry up to 35 lbs.

  • The ability to carry 20 lbs. up and down stairs.

  • Ability to stand and walk for up to 12 hours/day, including over varied and uneven terrain.

  • Stoop, lay, bend, reach, squat, kneel, crouch, twist and crawl for extended periods of time, including up to 12 hours/day.

  • Climb and maintain balance on ladders, scaffolding or other high structures.

  • Ability to find issues in a work process and receive safety signals using sight, touch, and hearing.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle and manipulate tooling and mechanically fasten bolts within required cycle time, quickly and accurately during new hire training and maintaining ability throughout employment.

  • Exposures to hazardous materials used in the painting process and ability to follow waste handling/disposal procedures.

  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to: safety glasses, safety shoes, bump caps, hearing protection, full-face respirators, gloves, and adhering to prescribed safety rules and guidelines.

  • Open to schedule flexibility that will allow for a variety of shifts, including days, nights, overnight, and/or weekends as needed as well as potential overtime.

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented production or manufacturing environment, including exhibiting strong interpersonal and communication skills with your teammates.

  • Ability and willingness to maintain a safe and collaborative work environment.

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