Tesla ramps up hiring at California energy storage battery plant

US electric car maker Tesla is hiring a large number of employees for its California-based energy storage battery factory Megafactory, with a goal of producing 40 GWh of energy storage batteries per year. Last year, Tesla began construction of a new energy storage battery factory in Lathrop, Calif., to produce Megapack energy storage batteries for utility energy storage projects. Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that the energy storage battery factory has a capacity goal of producing 40 GWh of Megapack energy storage batteries per year. So far, Tesla's new factory has been under construction for a year and has begun to recruit a lot of employees.

Michael Snyder, senior director of engineering and construction for Tesla's energy projects, announced the plans on the recruitment platform LinkedIn:

“If you or someone you know is looking for a new role in transitioning products and wants to be a part of the energy transition, check out our jobs at the Lathrop Megafactory for energy storage. It’s a huge and impressive facility, we are trying to increase the annual capacity of energy storage batteries to 40 GWh, and what you can see is the future form of energy storage.”

Snyder emphasized Tesla's goal of "producing 40 GWh of energy storage batteries per year" at the new energy storage plant. Remember, Tesla only delivered about 4 GWh of energy storage products last year. Snyder details the various roles at the plant: “Jobs span the fields of testing, controls, quality, equipment and process engineering, with roles ranging from technicians, production assistants and technical project managers. The grids around the world are under unprecedented stress. , it's a truly unique job opportunity."

Tesla lists 37 types of job openings at the battery factory, most of which are related to engineering and quality control, but there are also job openings for production assistants, which usually means it's very close to when the factory starts production. Last year, Tesla raised the price of its Megapack energy storage batteries because of a backlog of energy storage products waiting to be delivered until 2023.

Musk has long believed that Tesla's energy business will become a distributed global utility that may even outgrow the company's electric vehicle business. Increasing the capacity of energy storage products such as the Megapack is critical to achieving this goal.

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