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Posted: 06/19/2017
Company name: Tesla
Company Website: https://www.tesla.com/careers/job/remanufacture-engineerpowertrainremanufacturing-47148?source=Indeed
Job Title: Remanufacture Engineer
Term: Entry +
Degree: Graduate
Major: Engineering Mechanical
Industry: Electric Vehicle
Location CA North
Source
Description Develop, implement, and optimize the repair and remanufacture of Tesla parts and systems (including batteries, drivetrains, and power conversion units) around the world. Interact with design, manufacture, test, and quality engineering to identify the root cause of in-house and field failure issues, improve manufacturability, and implement continuous improvement. Interact with Tesla technicians and engineers to develop and improve refurbishment processes, equipment, quality, and safety. Utilize models and statistical methods to quickly analyze complicated problems and large data sets, and implement KPIs to track progress in key areas. The goal is to minimize refurbishment, manufacturing, and warranty costs, by optimizing quality, failure analysis, and manufacturing processes. The ideal candidate takes pride in his/her hands-on and analytical abilities, organization skills, and attention to detail. He/She is self-motivated, receptive to feedback, and appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded. 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities 
  • Apply technical knowledge to analyze and resolve in-house and field failures, including the tooling, documentation, and methodologies to refurbishment of products. 
  • Use cost effective means to drive world-class levels of quality and productivity into manufacturing operations. 
  • Continually develop test equipment hardware and software, with an emphasis towards: 
    • Quality: minimize first time defects and quickly establish process counter measurements. 
    • Safety: Process and equipment must be safe for operators, parts, and maintenance.
    • Robustness – Equipment must withstand many cycles under rugged conditions, and be easy to service in event of failure.
  • Mentor technicians on best assembly practices via written process instructions and live demos. 
  • Design test fixtures, analysis equipment, and production equipment with focus on safety, reliability, efficiency, and quality. 
  • Design and carry out experiments geared at validating new parts, equipment, lineside tests, and assembly practices. 
  • Establish and track KPI metrics for failure analysis, production efficiency, quality, and safety 
  • Conduct statistical analysis to define process controls and pass/fail criterion. 
  • Support safety initiatives within remanufacturing processes. 
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing processes, equipment, fixtures, and electronic equipment testers. 
  • Use analysis, simulations, math models, CAD/ CAE models, and engineering analysis tools. 
  • Successful launch of manufacturing stations, processes, and introduction of product changes 
  • Responsible for follow-up and verification of corrective actions for quality and production issues. 
  • Meet financial metrics and budget targets. Manage program, parts, and tooling budgets. 
  • Utilize Lean Manufacturing and 5S practices to refine layouts, material flow, ergonomics, and reduce waste. 
  • Interface with facilities and safety to install test equipment in multiple refurbishing operations. 
  • Support failure analysis and complete formal 8D from complex electro-mechanical systems.
Qualifications/Skills 
  • BS or higher degree in engineering (Preferred Mechanical, Manufacturing). Equivalent relevant experience will be considered.
  • At least three years of experience in manufacturing; preferably in automotive or semiconductor industries.
  • Proven success launching products and establishing manufacturing process control is a must.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and troubleshoot complex electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment and subsystem schematics
  • Strong team working skills at all levels of an organization; especially skilled at working with direct labor.
  • Good understanding of BOMs, manufacturability, process design, process validation, design of experiments, assembly methods, design reviews, and cost reduction methodologies.
  • At least 1 year of exposure to failure analysis or diagnostics of complex electromechanical systems.
  • Strong skills with workplace software (Word, Excel, Visio), 2D/3D CAD; JIRA, Matlab, Enovia, MES, and SAP are a plus.
  • Familiarity with electronic circuits and testing; experience with high voltage preferred.
  • Experience with FMEA, Six Sigma, and 8D are highly desired.
  • Hands-on experience with LabVIEW, C, C++ and Python desired.
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skill across cultures and geographic regions.
  • Prior manufacturing experience with high voltage energy storage, drive inverters, and charging systems is a plus.

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