Supply Chain - Industrial Engineering Internship (Spring 2021)
Fremont, CA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job/Internship Description

Disclaimer: This position is expected to start around January/February 2021 and continue through the spring term (i.e. May/June 2021) or into summer 2021 if available. Please consider availability before submitting an application.

Our Company

Tesla is accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy. We design, manufacture, sell and service the world's best solar technology, energy storage systems, and electric vehicles, providing customers the opportunity to generate, store and consume energy entirely sustainably.

Tesla is committed to hiring and developing top talent from around the world for any given discipline. Based in California, Tesla's workforce spans across four continents. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people, regardless of gender, race, religion, or background, can come to do their best work.

Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional philosophy of inter-disciplinary collaboration. Each member of the team is expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. We're tackling the world's most difficult and important problemsand we wouldn't succeed without our shared passion for making the world a better place.

Internship Program at Tesla

The University Recruiting Team is driven by the passion to recognize emerging talent. Our year around program places the best students in positions that they will grow both technically and personally through their experience working closely with their Manager, Mentor, and team. We are dedicated to providing an experience that allows for the intern to experience life at Tesla by given them projects that are critical to their team's success.

Instead of going on coffee runs and making copies, you'll be seated at the table making critical decisions that will influence not only your team, but the overall achievement of Tesla's mission.


  • Fremont, CA
  • Lathrop, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Reno, NV

About the Team

An Industrial Engineering intern will either work on projects involving suppliers or process improvement for manufacturing or material flow. . The job involves communicating well with internal and external teams and on-the-spot critical decision making. The goal: delivering on time quantities of high quality component parts into Tesla's production processes to enable extremely rapid development cycles and product launches.

What to Expect

  • Plan, direct and conduct industrialization related activities within supply chain team
  • Develop, manage, audit and correct supplier planning and execution of component manufacturing, assembly, and quality processes.
  • Collaborate with Tesla Design, Quality, and Manufacturing to determine the ideal performance specification and supplier metrics
  • Validate supplier corrective actions involving design and/or process changes to ensure they are robust, sustainable, and implemented across potential manufacturing lines
  • Validate suppliers to ensure their ability to meet part performance, delivery and reliability expectations
  • Lead supplier improvements in scalability, cost, and quality


  • Currently working towards a Bachelor or Master's degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Electrical, Mechanical or Systems Engineering
  • Exposure to lean manufacturing principles and concepts; bonus - application of these principles leading to real world results
  • High comfort level in high expectations environment
  • Software skills: MySQL, basic Excel, flowcharting software; bonus - 2D/3D CAD, linear programming, simulation, advanced Excel
  • Previous experience in production control, material flow, manufacturing, process engineering, internal consulting, systems engineering, and/or warehousing

Tesla participates in the

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
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Full Time
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