Last month, Tesla announced plans to build a new superfactory plant in Austin, Texas, to assemble its upcoming Cybertruck, as well as other all-electric products, including the Model Y SUV and heavy-duty Tesla Semi,media CNET reported. But before any vehicle can go offline, automakers must do just that, and they need people with expertise.
To attract these talents, more than 20 superfactory-related job openings have been announced on Tesla’s recruitment page. Most of these positions relate to construction, engineering and similar areas, although there are other vacancies in human resources and customer service. It is reported that by the end of next year, when the plant is completed and put into operation, it should employ about 5,000 people.
With its well-developed agriculture and sparsely populated nature, Lone Star is a huge pickup market, where several automakers, including Toyota and General Motors, have built vehicles. Tesla will be the latest to make trucks in Texas.
As for its unique Cybertruck, Tesla already has at least 200,000 bookings, according to Musk. Yet it remains to be seen whether Tesla will be able to challenge carmakers with a steady market share and customer base in the pickup game.