Tesla Goes Into Full Court Press to Hire Workers For Austin Gigafactory
Tesla launching the Cybertruck sooner than expected. Tesla is ready to start production on the Cybertruck, and then will start delivering orders to customers. This production start date of June is slightly sooner than expected, but we will see how smoothly the process goes. Hopefully things can go as planned for Tesla, with no major snags that put the Cybertruck behind schedule. There have been some doubts over the past several months about whether the Cybertruck would even make it to production on time. The answer is a yes because Tesla decided to allocate their resources toward it.
Tesla working to complete the Austin Gigafactory
Tesla is working to complete the Austin Gigafactory. There are numerous drone videos such as this one that show the factory being constructed. There has been a lot of progress made in a short amount of time when it comes to the construction of the Austin Gigafactory.
Tesla hiring workers to work at the Austin Gigafactory
Tesla is looking for workers to fill many roles at this new Gigafactory. However, the most sought after candidates are people who have expertise in battery cell production. Tesla is also trying to find workers who can fill positions in manufacturing, equipment operating, and design engineering, and also in some other disciplines. This is going to be a big undertaking for Tesla because they also have to train all these workers.
Tesla building a pilot line of Cybertrucks
Tesla will be building a pilot line of Cybertrucks at their Fremont factory. This is important because it shows the maturation of the thought process of Tesla. Tesla, and Space X for that matter, have a long history of not releasing products on time. This initial line of Cybertrucks will be prototypes. The reason why prototypes are being built is so that a coherent assembly process is laid out. Tesla can then produce and get these trucks to market much faster than if they wing it and go straight into producing Cybertrucks at the Austin Gigafactory.
Tesla is making preparations to produce the Cybertruck, but that doesn’t eliminate the possibility that things can go wrong. Tesla is using some new technology such as the 8,000 pound casting machine. One of these machines burst into flames at the Fremont factory. This machine is being used to make the rear part of the Cybertruck. Tesla came out with a larger machine because this is a larger vehicle.
The plant doesn’t need to be finished
This may sound confusing, but the Austin Gigafactory doesn’t need to be completely finished before production begins. The cars only need what’s essential for them to be built. It is not clear exactly when construction will be 100% complete. Having unfinished parts of the factory means that even more jobs could be created once those sections are finished.
What we are seeing now
There has been a lot of Drone footage from outside the factory, but now there is more footage from inside the factory.
Also check out this article about about how Tesla hopes to end quarter one strong. Tesla's production priorities are laid out in some detail. One of these details includes Tesla devoting more resources to the Cybertruck.
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Daniel Cappo reports Tesla developments at Torque News. He has had a passion for cars ever since age five when his grandparents let him drive their old golf cart around their property in Upstate NY. He has attended numerous auto shows, and even got the chance to drive a Ferrari California on the track. Ever since Tesla opened up a dealership at his local mall, he's been an avid follower of their cars and technology. Dan has a B.S. in Public Communication from U Vermont. Follow Daniel on Twitter and LinkedIn for daily Tesla News.