Production Supervisor, Model Y, Drive Unit

Tesla Austin, Texas
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March 19, 2023
Austin, Texas
What to Expect The Production Supervisor is a member of the Manufacturing Production Team. You will lead a dynamic team of Associates and Leads while managing operations and driving metrics in critical areas of the manufacturing floor. The ideal candidate has a proven record of success in the implementation and application of production systems in a manufacturing environment. He/she must have a broad background with the ability to work with engineering, production associates, quality, and suppliers across a wide variety of issues/ corrective actions identified in production and field performance. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an absolute requirement to establish effective working relationships within Tesla and outside. The successful candidate for this position takes pride in his/her hands-on and analytical abilities, organization skills and attention to detail. He/she appreciates 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 hire plans for production associates. * Support of control plans to assure critical features are controlled through the production process. * Manage 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 * 3+ years of experience managing teams of people in a high volume manufacturing environment. * Ability to work and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, and costs). * Able to work well under pressure; managing competing demands and tight deadlines. * Work efficiently and productively in independent and team settings while communicating clearly; interfacing with executives and leaders on a daily basis. * Preferred - Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project) * Preferred - BS or higher degree. * Preferred - experience working in a manufacturing environment and knowledge of high-volume production systems and processes to develop performance metrics.


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

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