Tesla has begun hiring workers at the Gigafactory in Texas, specifically for the production of the Cybertruck, according to job listings posted on LinkedIn and elsewhere. This could spark some excitement amongst Tesla Cybertruck fans as that means they’ve reached some stage in development when training and production are now in sight.
When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck in 2019, it said that the electric truck would make it to the market by the end of 2021, but if you’re an avid reader of MC&T, you’ll know that it had been pushed back to 2022. Later, CEO Elon Musk stated that Tesla was targeting a start of production for the electric pickup in “late 2022” at Gigafactory Texas. However, with the focus for the factory being on bringing the Model Y to production, which got delayed, the Cybertruck would likely again see a delay in its production timeline.
In March, it was confirmed that Tesla intends to complete Cybertruck development this year for production in 2023. However, in June, Elon Musk revealed that Tesla is aiming for production to start in mid-2023 which didn’t come as a surprise due to all the delays the truck has seen so far. However, in its communications, Tesla has stuck to a mid-2023 timeline over the last few months. It appears to have become more than just words with actual production equipment specifically for the Cybertruck making its way to Gigafactory Texas.
Tesla Cybertruck Production Job: Details
Now, with the spotting of the job listings specific to Cybertruck production, it’s confirmed that Tesla is starting the process to begin production. Currently, Tesla only has six job listings related to Cybertruck production at Gigafactory Texas. One is for someone to lead Cybertruck production, and the automaker added five other listings for Cybertruck BIW, which stands for Body in White. BIW is the step in the production process where the vehicle’s body is put together. To look at another example, Dodge is currently offering a Challenger BIW to customers for motorsports purposes.
The BIW stage is likely to be a challenge for Tesla regarding the Cybertruck since it has been designed with an exoskeleton stainless steel body, unlike the general method with a body frame with panels. The company has ordered the world’s biggest casting machine to be able to build the electric truck’s body. Since the technology is on a new scale, Tesla will likely have some kinks to iron out before moving to mass production. Some other roles Tesla is hiring include a Dimensional Engineer, Manufacturing Operations Leader, and an overall leader at Gigafactory Texas to oversee all manufacturing programs at the plant (plant director).