Tesla will begin filling vacancies for its Gigafactory located in Berlin starting in January 2021. The automaker is planning to hire 7,000 employees overall, as it prepares to start production lines by July next year.
Which Positions Tesla Considers to be a Top Priority For Giga Berlin?
Employment opportunities will mostly be manufacturing and production-based jobs. Tesla will focus on hiring staff for battery cell production. The company is also set to hire personnel that will work in various positions related to vehicle assembly.
Job advertisements have already been posted on Tesla’s job hiring portal. Senior VP of Power Train and Energy Engineering Drew Baglino posted job vacancies on his LinkedIn profile as well.
What Will Be the Salaries of Giga Berlin Workers?
According to Jochem Freyer, Head of Worker Agency at Frankfurt, the lowest wages for base workers has already been set.
Tesla has agreed to pay workers without an educational background a salary of €2,700 ($3,200) per month. The same condition will apply for workers who were unemployed at the time of their application.
Freyer also stated that workers at the Gigafactory who have relevant vocational training will be compensated at least €3,500 ($4150.30) per month. Freyer also remarked that discussions are still ongoing with Tesla about a comprehensive salary plan and pay structure.
Has Tesla Already Hired Employees For Giga Berlin?
According to the Frankfurt Oder Employment Agency, 200 people have already been hired to work at Giga Berlin. The newly-recruited personnel was dispatched at the plant’s warehouse.
Why Giga Berlin is Strategically Important for Tesla?
Giga Berlin will produce Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells that were unveiled on Battery Day last September. The cells are 46-millimeter wide, 80-millimeter long, and will form an integral part of Tesla’s future battery packs.
Giga Berlin will also serve as a testbed for new battery types and production methods that will then be rolled out in the US and China.
Additionally, constructing a Gigafactory in Europe is crucial from a logistics standpoint for Tesla. Shortening the supply chain is one of the most challenging tasks for all automotive companies.
Tesla had a hard time maintaining a sustained supply chain that meets customers’ needs in Europe. The company is still relying for now on importing vehicles from both its Fremont factory and Giga Shanghai to fulfill deliveries.
For example, in late October, Tesla shipped 7,000 Model 3 units produced in China, to Europe. The vehicles are set to arrive in the Old Continent by the end of this month.
Giga Berlin will thus enable Tesla to reduce costs associated with transportation, logistics, supply chains, and meet customer expectations much quicker. On top of that, EVs are extremely popular in Europe.
Through Giga Berlin, Tesla will both maintain and increase its competitiveness, regionally and internationally.
Dear readers, for those of you that are based in Europe and aspire for a career in the automobile industry, this is your chance!