The Quality Inspector evaluates finished metal bodies on and off of a moving production line in a high-speed environment. Inspectors determine the disposition of active production parts to ensure Tesla standards are being met. Inspectors must be prepared to escalate concerns to the appropriate party and always promote a culture of quality. The purpose of the Quality Inspector is to minimize the amount of defective parts that are sent to downstream departments and assist multiple teams in maintaining and improving overall part quality, yielding beneficial results and higher efficiency for Tesla.
Evaluate parts at the start, middle and end of production runs.
Guide production teams to properly disposition parts as good for use, needs repair, or scrap.
Document & Communicate any identified defects.
Escalate concerns that are not being properly resolved in your immediate work area.
Comprehend current production quality standards and determine if ongoing production meets those standards.
Communicate emerging and trending quality issues to prevent negative impact to the factory.
Construct and maintain strong relationships with members of all nearby teams.
Perform Ultrasonic tests on spot welds to validate production lines and confirm ongoing changes.
Ability to visually detect defects in a fast paced environment.
Ability to physically feel defects in sheet metal.
Ability to identify and differentiate between several defect types.
Ability to determine severity of a defect and the required response.
Ability to perform detailed daily record keeping and reporting of quality issues that will be referenced by technicians, engineers and management.
Ability to determine potential countermeasure solutions against failed inspections.
Ability to communicate new defect information to team leadership and counterparts.
Ability to help establish first line of defense for immediate containment activities.
Ability to build solid relationships with several teams in multiple departments.
Ability to be personable and effective in verbal and written communication.
Ability to apply critical thinking skillset to engage and troubleshoot new quality issues.
Ability to leverage general automotive surfacing knowledge.
2+ years experience in an automotive production or manufacturing quality assurance environment.
Organized & proactive mindset.
Ability to lift and walk with objects up to 30 pounds in weight.
Work in a team-based environment and achieve common goals.
Experience in a fast-paced work environment requiring critical analysis is a plus.
Experience with measurement and inspection tools is a plus. (Calipers, Torque Wrenches, Metal Stones, Measuring Tape, etc.)
Experience with aluminum and/or steel defect remanufacturing is a plus.
Experience with training peers or co-workers is a plus.
Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is a plus.
Neat handwriting is a plus.
High School Diploma or equivalent.