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Date Added: Sun 13/06/2021

Director Of Production Services

San Diego, CA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

This opportunity is located either in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, Dallas, TX or Silicon Valley, CA.  Relocation assistance available. 

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Company Overview

Come join a higher calling and find a deeper purpose!   

TuSimple is a fully commercialized autonomous trucking company.   As a multi-national Artificial Intelligence Technology Company, we are at the epicenter of the Autonomous Vehicle Universe. Our breakthroughs are leading the industry in autonomous trucking.  

While inventing the framework of Autonomous Driving, our live fleet of autonomous Trucks have fully evolved land freight.    TuSimple is leading the way by hiring the most talented researchers, engineers, and scientists.  

TuSimple was founded half a decade ago with the goal of bringing the top minds in the world together to achieve the dream of a driverless truck solution. With a foundation in computer vision, algorithms, mapping, and Artificial Intelligence, TuSimple has created the first commercially viable Autonomous Freight Network. 

Director Production Services Job Description

  • Develop and lead strategies for TuSimple in house manufacturing capabilities vs outsourced. 
  • Develop and introduce best-in-class operations excellence initiatives to improve quality, productivity, and performance.
  • Provide technical expertise in process design, optimization, and scale-up for complex manufacturing candidates.
  •  Participate as a key member of the operations management team by proactively engaging cross-functionally to achieve manufacturing goals. 
  • Actively promote a culture of safety and quality.

Director Production Services Responsibilities

  • Design the optimal manufacturing model for TuSimple's mix of solutions
  • Select contract manufacturers for all box and subassembly builds, negotiate prices and terms, and monitor their performance.
  • Set, monitor, and improve KPIs for all Manufacturing functions. Benchmark yourself against best-in-class industry leaders. 
  • Work closely with design centers to proactively influence product and process design for manufacturability. Drive DfX principles(manufacturing, quality, sourcing, service, and cost) early in the design process and promote a concurrent engineering approach throughout the organization.
  • Identify and promote NPI best practices from early design and development through transition to manufacturing
  • Takes responsibility for maintaining compliance with ISO9001 and ISO14001 quality system including corrective action closure, discrepant material dispositions and ECO implementation
  • Accountable for CM KPI targets for quality, productivity, assembly cost reduction, and process improvements

Director Production Services Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Master's preferred. 
  • 15+ years of experience in manufacturing,
  • Experience with a vehicle OEM and robotics is ideal
  • Experience with FMEA (DFMEA & PFMEA) for new product introduction
  • Experience with just in time manufacturing (JIT) or Demand Flow Technology
  • Experience with identifying and implementing Continuous Improvement projects
  • Experience in an ISO 9001 manufacturing environment

This job is located in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, Dallas, TX or Silicon Valley, CA.  Relocation assistance is available. 

TuSimple Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you and your family
  • Work visa sponsorship available
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served every day
  • Full kitchens on every floor with unlimited snacks, drinks, special treats, fruits, meals, and more
  • Stock options / equity
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Monthly team building budget
  • Learning/education budget  
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short disability

Tusimple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

This opportunity is located either in San Diego, CA, Tucson, AZ, Dallas, TX or Silicon Valley, CA.  Relocation assistance available. 

You can also apply to the job with this email address:

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