Sr. Reliability Engineer

Tesla Sparks, NV
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March 15, 2023
Sparks, NV

What to Expect

A Reliability Engineer in the Production Engineering team sustains, supports new product launches and continuously improves some of the most automated industrial automation in the world! The best candidate for the position has a high aptitude to learn new skillsets in the position. The expectation is that the engineer will start with strengths in each field and then learn all other areas from those who work with them. This role requires capability across the board to sustain all parts of the automated equipment. The expectation is not that you arrive on day 1 with this capability, but that you have the aptitude and desire to learn all aspects of automation.

What You’ll Do

·       Work collaboratively with Maintenance, Design, Product Excellence, Production Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Process Engineering and other cross functional teams as the expert to ensure production lines run in a safe, efficient manner producing high quality parts

·       Develop/Improve PM program by use of Criticality, FMEA, RCM tools to identify failure modes and the mitigations to insure minimal impact on production

·       Responsible for continuous process optimization based on Reliability requirements of automated lines

·       Define and manage metrics that track field reliability performance

·       Become owner / subject matter expert to drive equipment-related process improvement including detailed troubleshooting and root cause analysis

·       Build training material, maintenance routines, service bulletins, one point lessons and related documentation related to cradle to grave equipment life cycle management

·       Identify equipment critical spare parts and ensure sufficient coverage to prevent extended downtime situations

·       Provide hands-on support to maintenance team to troubleshoot and resolve extended downtime situations

What You’ll Bring

·       BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, or Computer Engineering or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability 

·       Experience with integration of electromechanical / mechatronic systems

·       In depth knowledge TPM, RCM, FMEA and PdM programs

·       Experience within high speed production lines

·       Experience with integration of electromechanical / mechatronic systems

·       Experience in Predictive maintenance technologies preferred (Vibration, Inferred, Ultrasound, Oil analysis)

·       Experience working as Maintenance technicians before being an Engineer

·       Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

·       Good overall computer skills with demonstrated ability in a programming language

·       Structured problems solving methodologies (DMAIC, 8D, etc.)

·       Able to work under intense time pressure in the presence others

·       Experience in automotive or high-volume manufacturing is highly desired

·       Willing to go the “Extra Mile” as determined by project needs

·       CMRP OR ASQ CRE certifications preferred 

·       Be committed to Tesla’s mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy

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