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Technical Program Manager, Fastern Engineering

United States, Arkansas


Core Responsibilities

·         Define, implement and drive program requirements, workflows and plans while managing timelines, communications, quality, risks, uncovering roadblocks, defining critical paths, and any other issues that arise for the launch and validation of new joining systems and fasteners for Tesla China Programs

·         Establish a roadmap that supports the launch of new features and functionality.

·         Drive pilot launch globally of new Systems and components by building cross-functional partnerships across the organization.

·         Work with Fastener Engineering Managers, Design Engineers, Vehicle level Program Managers and Supply Chain

·         Provide insight around potential risks and opportunities, resolve conflict, initiate resolution and deliver results.

·         Identify and document all program milestones and deliverables and keep program plans up to date at all times, including monitoring schedules, milestones, deliverables, updating percentage completion, etc.

·         Continuously monitor and measure program processes and activities to identify and communicate potential issues, risks, or problems in a timely fashion and provide corrective action options to drive to resolution.

·         Organize and lead project specific meeting with key internal stakeholders, drive decision and escalate, if needed.

·         Plan for local changes, initiated by the Global Fastener Engineering team, of parts and systems according to Tesla Change Management process

·         You will collaborate with key suppliers and to support overall product launch milestones and prototype/production build events

·         You will support all aspects of Fastener Engineering team to ensure systems and components are delivered in time to local testing team and suppliers in order to ensure DVP plans are executed accordingly

·         Follow up with suppliers regarding system/part delivery timelines

·         Support Validation Engineer to Follow up on Jig/fixture supplier timeline definition and completion

·         CATIA Maneuvering, PLM Management

·         Support the validation team for relevant joint design approval (e.g. torque values, torque/angle limits, etc.)

Key Skills And Qualifications

·         Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering with minimum 5 years of experience in engineering project management; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering/Industrial Engineering preferred

·         Demonstrate the ability to execute on many projects and tasks in parallel, across teams, in a short timeframe, with ability to pivot rapidly

·         Knowledge of CATIA, PLM knowledge desirable

·         Passionate and empathetic about working with other teams and partners to solve launch challenges

·         Strong analytical and quantitative skills with ability to use data and metrics for making assumptions and decisions

·         Excellent written and communication skills and oral fluency in English

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