Process Engineer, Mixing (Electrode), Battery Cell (m/w/d) - Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg

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What to Expect
Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg marks a defining moment in Europe for Tesla’s mission of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Here we will launch revolutionary products on a massive scale, using extraordinary speed, innovation, and efficiency. Our employees will ensure that we achieve our goals, and we welcome you to help us write the next chapter of our success story.

The role

The battery cell is a critical component in Tesla vehicles and storage systems. Tesla’s Production Engineering team is at the forefront of designing cutting edge electrode production process and transferring these into mass production. This team is operating and developing highly elaborate production processes for high volume and high-quality requirements. As a Process Engineer you are pushing these outstanding technologies always to its limits and strictly taken care of reliable and outperforming processes. Coping deeply with all related issues you are driven to work as an expert in detail and take also care for all influences on the process. Continuously improving and optimizing is your core motivation on technical issues.

The ideal candidate takes pride in her/his hands-on work, analytical ability, organizational skills and attention to detail. She/He appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed and rewarded and where individuals carry tremendous responsibility. If you are highly motivated to bring in your skills into the future of mobility than just apply, even if you never built batteries.

What You’ll Do
  • Analyze and optimize production processes to ensure safety while maximizing Overall Equipment Effectiveness in cost effective means while driving to achieve world-class quality levels.
  • Lead continuous improvement projects to maximize yield, capacity and capability.
  • Apply technical knowledge to innovate, design and develop processes, procedures, tooling and fixtures.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop, validate and improve processes used in manufacturing and manufacturability of designs
  • Support new model/product introductions in coordination with Design Engineering, New Product Introduction team, Quality and other parties as needed
  • Enable data driven operational and financial decisions through predictive insights into tool and process performance, including integration of factory data systems and use of software such as MySQL, Python, JMP, Tableau and Ignition
  • Utilize structured problem-solving techniques such as Design of Experiments (DoE), Five Why (5W) and Eight Disciplines (8D)
  • Monitor and reduce process variation using techniques such as Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Create and maintain Standard Work Instructions for assigned processes.
  • Monitor and audit manufacturing processes to ensure product specifications and standards are achieved
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of FMEAs and Control Plans
  • Develop and modify line layouts, including material flow, waste reduction, and ergonomics, utilizing Lean Manufacturing best practices
  • Develop and train Process technicians
  • Assist in the training of associates as needed
What You’ll Bring
  • Bachelor or Master in any Engineering or Chemical discipline. Alternatively, the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Experience in a technology-based industry, e.g. food, cosmetics, pharmaceutic, cells, battery, semiconductor, clean & dry room, powder mixing would be a plus
  • Must possess process engineering skills (process development/improvement, troubleshooting, data analysis, constraint analysis, flow optimization, root cause analysis, etc.).
  • Strong team working skills at all levels of an organization, especially skilled at working with direct labor to understand challenges and work on developing optimal solutions using structured methods
  • Capable of identifying critical process parameters and applying statistics to process measurement and control
  • Comfortable providing clear and focused technical guidance to outside engineering resources
  • Hands-on mentality
  • German or English language skills required

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.