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Industrial Engineer, Distribution Centers

Company: Tesla
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Role:

At Tesla, we move at warp speed and Warehousing and Logistics is at the forefront of the evolution of Tesla's supply chain as we embark on transformational change in the coming months. We have an ambitious vision and a complex portfolio of programs that enable Tesla's future. The Industrial Engineer leads design of processes and systems to unlock efficient material flows and development of tools and strategies to enable cost efficiencies, high throughput capabilities, and flawless accuracy throughout our network. You'll leverage your understanding of industrial engineering, project management, facility design, order fulfilment systems, material flow automation, WMS, and warehousing and service distribution experience. The scope includes parts arriving at Tesla's network of bulk metering warehouses and service parts distribution centers through delivery to downstream manufacturing plants and service centers. We are looking for a leader who can lead teams through aggressive implementations, is a critical thinker, process-oriented, results driven, and data-centric.


* Drive efforts to improve material flow design standards and principles for Tesla's Regional Service Parts and E-commerce Distribution Center.
* Collaborate with DC Ops team to identify local improvement opportunities, lead concept development, prototype testing, engineering design, and collaboration with 3rd parties on system build, integration testing, project management, implementation, and handoff to operations at Tesla locations.
* Own implementation of the Engineering team's portfolio of network-wide project goals related to warehouse automation and facility and material flow design.
* Define future business requirements, define hardware (MHE) and software (WCS, WMS) requirements, and conduct financial analyses (ROI).
* Evaluate existing team's performance and skill set and instill a culture of continuous learning and enhance team's capabilities.
* Collaborate with stakeholder teams like Warehouse Operations, Facilities Engineering, IT Application Developers, Supply Chain Automation Developers, Production Control, Material Planning, MHE Vendors, and 3PLs.
* Display high levels of expertise in applying principles of project management, preferably in alignment with frameworks from PMI, and lead the organization from conceptual stage to launch and stabilization.
* Develop reports and tools using BI applications to inform operational decisions, track performance and health KPIs, and automate repetitive work.


* Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with relevant experience in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
* 4+ years of experience in retail or service parts distribution, manufacturing warehousing, supply chain operations, logistics, warehousing, or manufacturing.
* 2+ years of executing multi-million dollar capital projects including experience in green-field-to-go-live.
* Advanced knowledge of warehouse and distribution processes, and material flow methodologies including sequencing, kitting, repack, etc.
* Proficient in best practices and effective solutions from within the industry or derived from other industries.
* Ability to both envision a world different from the status quo and to articulate a clear path to get there.
* Ability to thrive in a fast-moving and constantly evolving high growth environment.
* Comfortable in an environment with unstructured, incomplete and ambiguous data.

Keywords: Tesla, Bethlehem , Industrial Engineer, Distribution Centers, Professions , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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