Production Associate

Tesla - Fremont, CA (30+ days ago)3.6

The Role:

The Production Associate is a member of the Manufacturing Production Team working in Model 3 General Assembly.

Production Associates participate in the development and application of Tesla’s Production System for the construction and assembly of Tesla vehicles. Excellent attendance is crucial for the team to achieve success. The ideal candidate has a proven record of success in hands-on assembly and the application of production systems in any type of manufacturing environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are an absolute requirement to establish effective working relationships within Tesla and outside.

The successful candidate takes pride in their hands-on capabilities, sense of urgency, and attention to detail, and appreciates an environment where superior work is encouraged, noticed, and rewarded. Production Associates must be able to perform a wide array of essential functions across a number of production and manufacturing lines and work areas, as business needs require.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Safely use Tesla’s Production System for the construction and assembly of Tesla vehicles
  • Performing standardized work process and following defined work instructions and sequences at a defined pace, repetitively for an extended period of time, and rotating as required
  • Using tools that may produce vibration during use
  • Using complex tooling that requires specialized training
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment, including but not limited to: safety glasses, safety shoes, bump caps, and adhering to prescribed safety rules and guidelines
  • Evaluating the assembly processes and equipment to look for continuous improvement opportunities, and suggesting and implementing new ideas that improve quality, safety, cost, or support the production work environment
  • Escalating functional and process failures to the appropriate support groups and leaders
  • Collaborating with colleagues, including but limited to production and engineering groups
  • Developing and following non-verbal communication (visual management: signs, work place organization, and pictures)
  • Understanding and adhering to required procedures, policies, and processes
  • Quickly adjusting to immediate process changes due to process/shop improvement
  • Maintaining a safe and collaborative working environment
  • Understanding and using manifest codes and work instructions
  • Must be reliable, have good initiative, committed, and quality focused
  • Punctuality and a professional, can-do attitude are a must

Work Environment / Essential Physical Demands

  • Ability to perform physical work for extended periods of time, up to 12 hours per day
  • Possible weekend work and overtime required (including potential overnight shifts)
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively lift up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively lift and carry 20 lbs. up and down stairs
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively reach to install parts of varying size and weight overhead
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively bend, squat, and twist
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively push and pull up to 25 lbs
  • Standing, walking up to 12 hours/day, including over varied and uneven terrain
  • Ability to frequently and repetitively handle, grasp, and grab small parts
  • Ability to detect abnormalities in the process and receive safety signals using visual, tactile, or auditory senses
  • Potential exposure to dusty conditions, high and sudden noise environments, outside weather in all conditions, and some chemicals used in the manufacturing and process

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Previous hands-on assembly experience and the application of production systems in a manufacturing environment strongly preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, or evidence of exceptional ability
  • MS Office programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) experience
  • Must have command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

All potential employees will be required to successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening, background check, and pre-employment physical.

Job Type: Full-time