Process Engineer

Tesla Renton, Washington
engineer material warehouse operations material flow management team data engineer kitting inventory control insurance energy
March 26, 2023
Renton, Washington
What To Expect

Tesla Inc., is seeking a motivated, experienced, and knowledgeable Process Engineer to work in the Energy Distribution & Fulfillment group. The ideal candidate will have experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably involving work with medium to high volume products. The Process Engineer will work with Warehousing Operations and IT System Development to fully understand both ends of the spectrum: operational bottlenecks and system capabilities/needs. This position will require a person that can understand the details of warehouse processes, translating those into appropriate project plans for issue resolution, and executing successfully against those plans.

The Process Engineer will be responsible for design and execution of material flow, analyzing and optimizing conveyance to support kitting, warehouse flow layouts, and processes related to launch of existing facilities for all Tesla Energy products. We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual who can create systematic workflows to unlock efficient material flows, drive business process, high throughput capabilities and operating models throughout our organization. Successful members of the team will be highly proactive and self-sufficient in pursuing improvement projects, be able to multitask and refocus efforts immediately to meet constantly shifting demands in a fast paced environment, and have exceptional organizational skills to coordinate changes with all affected teams

What You ll Do
  • Create comprehensive labor and equipment model considering warehousing material flow and time studies data gatherings
  • Fluent on Dashboard designs through SQL queries which will show the day to day Operations health and labor/ equipment utilization
  • Fluent in Warehouse Management Systems and should be able to make impressive material flows leveraging the configuration changes fluency and AutoCAD 2D
  • Collaborate with stakeholder teams like Warehouse Operations, IT Systems Developers, Inventory Control, Packaging Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain teams, and Material Planning to prioritize and maximize operational efficiency of the Warehouse team
  • Understand systems architecture to deploy standard processes and communicate cross-functional needs
  • Design and optimize material flow conveyance routes, facility layouts by analyzing bottlenecks and buffer sizes using process modeling
  • Contribute to PFEP standardization and adoption of processes through the entire value stream of material flow
  • Manage issue resolution and develop corrective actions for all process inefficiencies related but not limited to standard warehouse and kitting operations, etc.
  • Analyze and improve material flow processes from the external network to the internal warehouses optimizing for space, cost, and inventory/service levels
  • Develop business cases for improvement projects such as material handling touch reduction, automation support etc., with a focus on workforce planning and management.
  • Create documentation for training materials such as standard work, kitting sequences and standard operating procedure
  • Develop and maintain material flow data/plans that includes capacity and efficiency of material movement. Implement systems and processes that maintain critical material warehouse master data.
  • Ensure that material picking requirements are planned with the Operations team to achieve the expected shipping dates.
  • Knowledge of PDCA, Continuous Improvement, Lean methodologies
  • Assist with inventory control activities.
  • Generate and publish metrics of performance.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.
What You ll Bring
  • Bachelor s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related field required
  • 3+ years related experience in production control, materials management/flow, inventory control, material handling/conveyance, or project management in a manufacturing company
  • Analytical capabilities including data analysis to optimize warehouse processes/operations and inventory levels
  • Proficiency in creating and reading 2D layouts in AutoCAD
  • Experience with SolidWorks or Catia 3D modeling is a plus
  • Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, SQL, Tableau
  • Knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, particularly Enovia Matrix One
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks based on demand.
  • Problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Open-minded, collaborative and team-oriented attitude
  • Strong work ethics


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

    $72,200 - $228,000/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.

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