Associate Production Manager - Megafactory

Tesla Lathrop, California
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March 19, 2023
Lathrop, California
What To Expect

Tesla is looking for exceptional manufacturing leaders to join our Megapack team . We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Manager. The Associate Manager will be responsible for managing, inspiring and developing a team made up of Supervisors, Associates, Technicians and Leads. The Associate Manager provides hands-on support, leadership, and direction to their direct reports, and takes pride in their hands-on and analytical abilities, organizational skills and attention to detail. The ideal candidate will appreciate an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded.

What You ll Do
  • Develop & maintain standardized work Instructions used in production by the production associates.
  • Support the development of Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis (PFMEA) to identify critical risks in the production processes with the Manufacturing Process Engineers.
  • Develop training programs and hiring plans for production associates.
  • Support of control plans to assure critical features are controlled through the production process.
  • Manage Supervisors, Leads and Production Associates and develop the team structures used in the Tesla Factory.
  • Support issue resolution including root cause investigation & corrective action tracking.
  • Ensure quality standards are being met throughout the entire production process and support no defects from leaving a station or team area
What You ll Bring
  • BA/BS or higher degree or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • 8+ years experience of production and operations leadership
  • 5+ years experience with LEAN Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of production systems and processes.
  • Experience managing teams of people in a production environment.
  • Experience in new product development and launch activities.
  • Experience with broad variety of measurement and inspection techniques.
  • Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (safety, quality, delivery & costs).
  • Strong analytic problem solving skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for their success.
  • Experience in hiring and developing new team members in a production environment.
  • Work efficiently and productively in independent and team settings.
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • For internal candidates, must be at least M1 or above to be considered.


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

  • Expected Compensation

    $68,400 - $194,400/annual salary + cash and stock awards + benefits

    Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

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