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Technical Program Manager, New Product Introduction, General Assembly

Company: Tesla, Inc.
Location: Fremont
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Technical Program Manager, New Product Introduction, General Assembly What to Expect The New Product Introduction Technical Program Manager is responsible for managing the operations perimeter in its entirety as it relates to introducing major coordinated changes or packages into the factory or factories. Need minimum 2 years of automotive experience in new program launch, equipment, and program management.This requires the program manager to lead a cross-functional team to ensure engineering, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain validation targets have been met for each change. The Technical Program Manager is ultimately responsible for the factory readiness and successful tactical implementation of the program into production. What You'll Do

  • Drive all activities as relate to the operations perimeter for your program(s) into the factory/factories. Clear target is to meet or exceed program milestones as set forth by the company....."non-event launch" mentality with each
  • Participate in and lead various "cross functional" Program and Manufacturing Readiness forums. Provide clear updates on status and recovery plans as necessary at both working and executive level
  • Oversee the complete manufacturing validation for the supply chain readiness and handover from launch planning to production planning; organize and oversee factory transition; and follow up on excess/obsolescence planning and post program/service introduction activities
  • Plan, organize, and orchestrate all pre-launch build activities. Facilitate ramp management with operations teams
  • Oversee the finalization and validation of the MBOM for the program
  • Oversee the validation of all factory systems (MRP, ERP, MES, etc) in regards to launch preparation
  • Steer overall program validation plan and manufacturing readiness criteria (KPIs)
  • Environment, health, and safety taken into account in all activities and manufacturing validations
  • Ensure that NPI processes are followed in all doings (PCA, MRT, etc)
  • Organization and follow-up of open points/actions that are required to secure a non-event introduction of the program; ensure conveyed and well communicated as actionable items throughout the organization
  • Interact, integrate, and drive results across cross-functional teams in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, production, production control, sales, service, etc.
  • Author weekly/as needed project status, summary, and issue resolution tracking reports
  • Various other activities as assigned to support NPI and/or other production departments What You'll Bring
    • Production Operations Knowledge - Has a firm understanding of how complex production lines operate including key items such as industrial workings between facilities/departments, line balance, OEE, error proofing, etc.
    • Background in manufacturing/industrial engineering required; supply chain highly desired
    • Understanding of how the manufacturing validation process runs in relation to complex new products that stretch across various
    • engineer teams and manufacturing centers/factories (methodology, validation plans, associated KPIs)
    • Great understanding of design for manufacture, process design, process validation, and assembly methods
    • Strong interpersonal skills dealing with all levels of an organization. Able to effectively and confidently communicate to senior and
    • executive level leadership
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Well versed with common workplace software (word processor, spreadsheet,
    • database, etc). Excellent organizational skills
    • Able to be a creative thinker and devise creative solutions to complicated problems
    • Excellent problem solving skills; adverse in various problem solving methodologies
    • Team player; ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with cross-functional teams
    • Previous experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
    • Previous experience with ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, etc)
    • Ability to read and interpret basic mechanical drawings or CAD models
    • Has a well versed understanding of production line layout, flow, and modeling. Should clearly understand the following:
      • job shops, batch and flow production
      • takt, touch and cycle time
      • bottle neck identification and methods for resolving
      • work station organization and setup / lean manufacturing principles o statistical process control
      • designing single flow lines to build multiple products
      • Minimum of two (2) years' experience in automotive, high tech, or other high volume/high complexity manufacturing in a similar capacity coupled with demonstration of exceptionable ability.
      • Senior positions are expected to be able to provide direction, mentor, and potentially directly manage others within the team; must exhibit this ability
      • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or related technical field required (Master's Degree in supporting field highly preferred)
      • Strong motivation to support the company mission is necessary to succeed Compensation and Benefits Benefits
        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
          $88,000 - $300,000/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.

          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.Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.Privacy is a top priority for Tesla. We build it into our products and view it as an essential part of our business. To understand more about the data we collect and process as part of your application, please view our Tesla Talent Privacy Notice

Keywords: Tesla, Inc., Fremont , Technical Program Manager, New Product Introduction, General Assembly, Executive , Fremont, California

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