Tesla seems to be initiating its initial efforts to lay the groundwork for the construction of Giga Mexico, the company’s newest and potentially largest electric vehicle plant to date. As could be seen on Tesla’s Careers’ page, job listings directly referencing the upcoming Giga Mexico buildout have gone live.
Tesla president of Greater China and worldwide vice president Tom Zhu had reportedly mentioned that the electric vehicle maker would try to beat its construction record that was set when it built Giga Shanghai with the Giga Mexico buildout. For context, Giga Shanghai was built in nine months. Beating this record would mean that Giga Mexico could be ready for operations late this year or early next year.
With this in mind, Tesla has posted some job listings related to Giga Mexico. Among these is a post for a Sr. Manager, Facilities, that was listed for Nuevo Leon, Mexico. As per Tesla’s job listing, the person hired for the job would, among others, “coordinate with other Tesla teams to ensure the timely buildout and implementation of Tesla’s Gigafactory.”
Yet another job listing for Giga Mexico that has gone live on Tesla’s Careers page is for a Construction Safety Manager. Tesla’s description for the position suggests that the electric vehicle maker is looking to ensure that Giga Mexico’s buildout is not only extremely fast; it would also be extremely safe.
“The Construction Safety Manager will oversee the construction safety program and onsite operations for Gigafactory Mexico. He or She will lead a construction safety team to support project activities including heavy civil, steel erection, electrical and mechanical systems, and equipment and tooling installation for both contractors and the Tesla internal construction group,” Tesla’s job listing read.
Giga Mexico is shaping up to be one of Tesla’s most exciting projects to date. As per the company during its Investor Day 2023 presentation, the upcoming facility will be producing Tesla’s next-generation vehicle. The next-gen Tesla is expected to be priced substantially lower than the Model 3 sedan and Model Y crossover, both of which still compete in the premium segment.