Tesla CEO Elon Musk says that “Gigafactory Texas is happening at full speed” as the automaker is already announcing a lot of job openings.
After Tesla finally confirmed a site next to Austin for its next factory in the US last month, the automaker started moving very fast.
The construction company has already taken over the site and started ground preparation to clear a huge space to start construction work .
Originally, Tesla used its team that worked on other Gigafactories to move forward with Gigafactory Austin Texas , but it now also has to hire a local team for construction and soon production.
Jerome Guillen, Tesla President of Automotive, posted earlier this week:
Giga Texas is happening, full speed! Lots of job openings. Matt is a great leader and is looking for supply chain experts for large-scale construction. Please apply if you are interested, feel qualified, and want to embrace the project of a lifetime!
“Matt” is Matt Burkholder, Tesla’s director of global supply management, and he is building a new supply management team for Gigafactory Texas.
Tesla has now listed about 50 new job openings for The Gigafactory in Texas.
Most of them have to do with the construction of the new factory, but Tesla is also looking for environmental engineers, supply chain managers, automation engineers, mechanical engieers, factory design engineers, and more.
The automaker wants to produce the Cybertruck and Tesla Semi electric trucks at the location by the end of next year.
As we previously reported, Tesla is planning to move fast at the new factory and try to keep up with Giga Berlin which is on much higher level of construction but what we see for now is pretty impressive.
Tesla is also planning to produce Model Y and Model 3 vehicles at the factory, the automaker plans on deploying some level of Model Y production at the plant first.