By on May 18, 2015


Know someone looking for work? Tesla posted 30 job openings for its under-construction Gigafactory east of Reno, Nev.

The openings come on the heels of the automaker hiring 12 employees in Q1 2015, Reno Gazette-Journal reports. The total salaries came to $314,000, carved from the investment of $80.6 million made to the $5-billion battery production plant in the same period.

The positions Tesla is seeking to fill — as noted on its career site — include those in facility management, engineering, management and technology. Though wages weren’t disclosed on the aforementioned site, the newspaper notes Tesla’s original application called for a wage range between $22.79/hour and $51.83/hour to start.

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11 Comments on “Tesla Seeking Candidates To Fill 30 Gigafactory Job Openings...”

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    They hired 12 people and spent $314,000. That’s $26,166 as an average, assuming they all made the same wage. That’s VERY low. As in $12.57/hr.

    According to their posted salaries, they’d be paying $47,403 to $107,806.

    Something isn’t adding up here, unless they’ve hired PT or seasonal employees or something – in which case good luck getting people to move to middle-desert-nowhere for PT and seasonal work.

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      SCE to AUX

      Agreed, although they’re not going to get people in facility management, engineering, management, and technology for those wages.

      I’d assume these professionals are being paid more – much more – than that.

      Here’s an example: “The Facilities Mechanical Engineer is responsible for designing and delivering all of Gigafactory’s mechanical equipment in support of manufacturing.” This candidate had better be pulling in a pile of dough with that sort of responsibility.

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    How is it a net zero energy factory? I’d like to see the accounting of the watts.

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    The amount they paid in wages was for the first quarter of 2015. Those jobs would be slightly over $100k/year each of they worked the entire Q1.

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