Tooling Engineer, Plastics

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Fremont, California

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What to Expect
As a part of the Plastics team, you will be tasked with assessing the current manufacturing capabilities of Tesla plastics processes, developing a manufacturing and capacity strategy for plastic components for current and future product programs, determining the most effective methods to manufacture plastic components, and implementing equipment capacity and capability upgrades.
What You’ll Do
  • Bringing the voice of manufacturing into the design process to guide the design of components for efficient processing through molding and assembly processes
  • Supporting capital cost, schedule, and labor planning for new facilities and products
  • Providing technical solutions and leading engineering sub-contractors in process design, layout, and construction of new plastics equipment
  • Seeking out, investigating, trialing, and evaluating new plastics equipment technologies. Focusing on non-standard solutions and equipment that has not been used in production environments to deliver innovative solutions to enable product programs
  • Commissioning molding processes and equipment through the use of factory and site acceptance testing
  • Understanding and reviewing part appearance standards. Collaborating with design and vehicle quality as needed to improve appearance standards
  • Using a data-based approach to optimize molding processes to reach quality and production requirements
  • Defining facility requirements for plastics molding processes
  • Supporting all engineering builds and verifying scalability of molding processes
  • Developing and executing production process validation criteria using standardized metrics (cycle time, OEE, MTBF, etc.)
What You’ll Bring
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience with plastics molding processes and equipment
  • Detailed understanding of plastics molding related process variables and their impact on throughput, quality, and yield rate
  • Must have working knowledge of equipment design, mold design, controls, and set up and validation of robotic cells
  • Strong foundation of problem-solving skills, statistical process control, design of experiments and simulation techniques
  • Understanding of Design for Assembly (DFM), facility design principles, and lean manufacturing techniques
  • Ability to apply engineering fundamental principles to identify and drive non-standard solutions to solve manufacturing constraints
  • Strong interpersonal skills when working with internal groups and outside vendors
  • Comfortable providing clear and focused technical guidance to outside engineering resources whether it be equipment vendors, Tier I, II suppliers, or engineering services
  • Ability to work in rapidly changing environment with minimal guidance; willingness to travel domestically or internationally
Compensation and 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

$80,000 - $264,000/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.