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  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Lathrop, CA
  • Fremont, CA

What You’ll Do

Tesla’s Supplier Industrialization team is responsible for critical component development and qualification activities at suppliers. The job involves communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot critical decision making. The goal: delivering on time quantities of high-quality component parts into Tesla’s production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product launches. 

Responsibilities include:  

  • The Intern will evaluate the design for manufacturing risks for Tesla Power Electronics and Infotainment Electronics product and identify the feasibility of Manufacturing processes such as Dispensing, Pick and Place, Screwing, Laser welding, and other critical manufacturing processes. 
  • The intern will be required to conduct Mechanical Tolerance Stack Up analysis and conduct Monte Carlos simulation with the guidance from other Supplier Industrialization Engineer to assess assembly risks. 
  • The intern will be required to lead the data collection activity, sometimes hands-on in the field, to develop a data collection plan and DOE (Design of Experiments) plan to identify relationships between Input and output factors, to root cause of potential performance drift of a product. 
  • The intern will be required to lead internal program reviews for major NPI (New Product Introduction) projects (Gantt chart, milestone tracking, and escalation meetings) such as: Engineering development phases tracking, DFM (Design for Manufacturability) tracking, Product Yield monitoring, and Daily program issue reporting 
  • The intern will be directly involved with the NPI team to be responsible for Top level assembly projects. rive Tesla qualification process and review Measurement System Analysis, GRR, Cpk, and run at rate with the supplier to approve mass production. Work with the Factory team to solve quality issues related to the project assigned. 

What You’ll Bring

  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering  
  • Knowledge PPAP/APQP processes 
  • GD&T and inspection  
  • Demonstrable leadership abilities  
  • Experience in Program management  

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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