Tesla Employment – Production Controller


Job Description:

The Vehicle Operations Planning team is looking for exceptional engineers and economists. The Production Controller monitors the flow of our products through the multiple production shops in the factory, manages the build mix and sequence and ensures daily operational performance by identifying issues and execute tactical plans to protect our production output. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and articulate the risks that exist to factory due to the current status of the system and recommended actions.
  • Pulling the appropriate resources together to develop a plan (e.g. change the near-term mix, deviate to a different part, procure from service) and execute tactical plans to protect production output.
  • Forecast and prevent production issues. Resolve issues impacting shop productivity in collaboration with all required groups, i.e., shop leadership, production control operations (material flow), master scheduler, and New Product Introduction engineers, to develop an action plan and lead implementation to facilitate quick recovery and to minimize impact on overall performance
  • Manage build mix of drive units and battery packs for next X hours to align with the mix of car configuration flowing into General Assembly
  • Plan and manage the sequence (configuration) of cars flowing into General Assembly based on near term material constraints (or other factors).
  • Monitoring the flow of the product through the multiple production shops in the factory to ensure that production output is being optimized.
  • Adjusting the plan for production shops based on downstream conditions.

Job Requirements:

  • Skilled in managing projects and cross-functional teams with a broad range of engineering and technical disciplines
  • 3+ years of prior manufacturing experience in a similar position
  • Broad experience with manufacturing and planning systems and methodologies
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage competing demands and meet tight deadlines with strong follow through
  • Extensive budget management experience, forecasting and financial planning
  • Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills
  • BS/MS degree in Industrial Engineering, Economics, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Availability for off-hours calls

Job Details:

Company: Tesla

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Bryan, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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