You will be an integral part of emerging Materials Engineering organization, pursuing our mission to provide Materials, Processes and Joining methods that equip Tesla's Engineers and Manufacturing Facilities with a competitive advantage in their mission to design and produce products that accelerate the world to sustainable energy. You will work closely with our engineering teams in the early phases of high pressure die casting process development and equipment commissioning to infuse PFMEA/DFMEA thinking and identify manufacturing risks associated with our proposed designs and procedures.
Research, design process & implement automation technology and integration approaches to support Tesla’s in-house aluminum die casting foundry facility.
Install, assemble and test presses, fixtures, gaging, robotic grippers & special machines while driving process improvements, cost reduction activities and continuous improvement activities.
Lead process development of the die cast process through parameter optimization, DOE experiments, and trials that will lead to a robust process.
Lead and refine the DFM process (Manufacturing, Assembly, Supply Chain, Cost, Serviceability, Sustainability, Reliability, Safety, etc.) and work closely with product design engineering teams to ensure that critical changes are incorporated in a timely manner.
Lead the subassembly and system level manufacturing line processes, oversee the design and assembly of tools, fixtures and automated assembly equipment or approve all manufacturing-related aluminum casting and new assembly integration procedures.
Oversee operator instructions, critical parameters, checklists and training materials for all casting operations, update special equipment service manuals including BOMs, drawings, wiring schematics, recommended needed processes, technical expertise, and tooling for optimization of production runs.
BS/MS Degree in Mechanical, Materials Engineering or related field.
Exceptional understanding of the interactions between the high pressure die casting process conditions (e.g. die temperature, die & tip lube application, shot profile, etc.) influence the metallurgical and structural integrity of cast aluminum components.
3+ years of experience in high pressure aluminum die casting process design, manufacturing engineering, equipment commissioning, robot programming and control systems design.
Experience developing manufacturing processes for new and unique products.
Demonstrated examples of obsessive emphasis on process control.
Experience transitioning products from prototype to production.
Experience defining and assessing quality standards associated with common manufacturing processes including drawing specifications, limit samples, and incoming/outgoing quality control points with a proven track-record of shepherding products from tool release to mass production
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