‘Help shape the future’: Tesla advertises over 300 jobs for new Gigafactory near Berlin

'Help shape the future': Tesla advertises over 300 jobs for new Gigafactory near Berlin
An aerial shot of the new Gigafactory. Photo: DPA
With the first electric cars to be manufactured as early as next year, Tesla's factory being built near Berlin is currently advertising for a diverse range of job positions.

As of November 20th, 302 job ads could be found on the Tesla career page for the site in the municipality of Grünheide, Brandenburg, including for internships and trainee positions.

Applicants should be prepared to “help shape the future”, according to the Germany career page of the electric car company, which is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. 

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The work culture is “characterized by high speed” and demands “full commitment,” the company wrote on its website.

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Tesla's new Gigafactory is looking for employees primarily in the manufacturing sector, such as automotive technicians or toolmakers, as well as engineers and programmers – all full-time. 

Many positions are also being filled in the areas of human resources (HR), supply chain or legal and government affairs. 

The language skills required vary widely for the jobs, with some requiring both fluent English and German, and some one or the other. Polish was also sometimes listed as a language, considering the site’s relatively close proximity to Poland.

In September 2020, Tesla boss Elon Musk made a personally call-out for applicants.

In the Gigafactory, the first e-vehicles are to roll off the assembly line as early as summer 2021. Musk wants to have the popular Tesla model 3, the SUV model Y and batteries produced there. 

In an interview with the Handelsblatt, Brandenburg's Minister of Economics Jörg Steinbach recently announced that up to 40,000 jobs will be created in the Gigafactory in the long term.  Initially, around 12,000 new employees in production and administration are planned.

On Friday, Grünheide – about 30 kilometres southwest from the centre of Berlin – was named one of the top 10 areas expected to expand the most in terms of economic prosperity and housing by 2030, according to forecast from research institute Prognos.


 

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