Tesla Heads to Mexico to Recruit Manufacturing Engineers for Model 3 Production

Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California is growing faster than ever these days in preparation for the start of Model 3 production. The number of employees at the plant is expected to grow from 6,000 to 9,000 due to the current expansion.

In order to fill some of the hundreds of positions currently listed, Tesla is turning to Mexico for the recruitment of manufacturing engineers.

Tesla is tapping into Mexico’s important automotive engineering workforce, which has been growing in recent years after automakers have built 19 car factories in the country.

Dominik Knapp, an engineer at Tesla, and David Johnson, a senior recruiter, posted an advertisement on LinkedIn (first spotted by Reuters) announcing that they were looking to hire “Top Engineers” during a recruitment event in Monterrey, Mexico.

They listed over a dozen engineering jobs from automation engineers to welding engineers:

They are holding the event this week and an open house Friday night, May 5th at the Grand Vista Americana.

Doug Patton, president of SAE International, told Reuters that it’s not unusual for US-based automakers to bring teams of engineers from Mexican plants to US factories for short-term assignments, but not to recruit engineers for permanent positions in the US.

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