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Supervisor, Production - Powertrain

Company: Tesla Motors
Location: Fremont
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Role

The Production Supervisor is responsible for clearly communicating the Safety, People, Quality, Rate and Cost goals and expectations of the department to the team, coach & mentor the production associates, motivate the team to reach higher and solve problems to achieve the business objectives. The ideal candidate will not accept status quo and constantly look for ways to eliminate waste and drive continuous improvement of processes and procedures. He/she must have a strong background in manufacturing with the ability to work cross functionally with engineering, quality, maintenance and management on a wide variety of issues and corrective actions identified. Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving skills are an absolute requirement to establish effective working relationships within Tesla.

The successful candidate for this position is hands-on, a dynamic people leader who embraces change, passionate about manufacturing, has strong analytical abilities, organization skills, attention to detail and decision making ability in an ambiguous environment. He/she appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded.


  • Manage up to 45-50 Production Associates, ensuring daily goals are met
  • Create a culture of safety and 5S, identify/remove safety hazards and implement corrective actions to address safety incidents.
  • Monitor the process SPCs, FPY rates and NCM, work with the cross functional team to understand the root cause, address quality issues and reduce scrap.
  • Achieve the daily production goal by monitoring the performance of the line/team, identify bottlenecks and make adjustments to resolve any issues with urgency.
  • Set goals, develop, coach and mentor the team members to help them reach their career goals and achieve the organizational objectives.
  • Manage schedules, time, attendance and performance management of associates.
  • Train associates to manufacturing Instructions and work with process engineering, quality and production to improve processes.
  • Support issue resolution including root cause analysis & corrective action tracking.
  • Ensure quality standards are being met throughout the entire production process and supports no defects from leaving a station or team area.
  • Drive continuous improvement to optimize processes and eliminate waste to achieve the performance metric targets.


  • 3-5 years' experience working in a manufacturing environment, as a people leader
  • Experience or knowledge of world class production systems.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with a variety of manufacturing processes, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
  • Experience managing teams of people in a production environment.
  • Experience in new product development and launch activities.
  • Experience with broad variety of measurement and inspection techniques.
  • Ability to work with and develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs)
  • Strong analytic problem solving skills.
  • Able to work well under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines.
  • Remain engaged, proactive and positive in tough circumstances, owning assignments and taking full accountability for their success.
  • Experience in hiring and developing new team members in a production environment.
  • Work efficiently and productively in independent and team settings.
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Fluent with common MS office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)

Employee Benefits

  • As a full time Tesla employee, you will receive full benefits from day 1 for you and your dependents.

  • Kaiser and UnitedHealthcare PPO and HSA plans (including infertility coverage)
  • 3 medical plan choices with $0 paycheck contribution
  • Vision & dental plans (including orthodontic coverage)
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and employee discounts

Keywords: Tesla Motors, Fremont , Supervisor, Production - Powertrain, Other , Fremont, California

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