Tesla Seeking Candidates To Fill 30 Gigafactory Job Openings

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

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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Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on May 18, 2015

    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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    • JD23 JD23 on May 18, 2015

      @Corey Lewis Highly unlikely such a job will pay close to $300k a year unless it has significant managerial responsibilities.

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on May 18, 2015

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

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    • Landcrusher Landcrusher on May 18, 2015

      @Vulpine Whatever projections they are using to make the claim will suffice. What does the term mean exactly? What is and isn't included?

  • TahoeJoe TahoeJoe on May 18, 2015

    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.