Tesla Keeps Hiring for Jobs Related to Energy Storage in China

Tesla continues to keep posting job positions related to energy storage facilities in China, suggesting the company may be expanding its energy storage business in the nation (via @Tslachan).

Tslachan shared some energy storage facilities job postings, seemingly what appears to be mirroring Tesla’s Lathrop, California Megafactory with similar construction to Gigafactory Shanghai.

Additionally, such a facility could have an annual capacity around 40 GWh, or comparable to the Tesla’s Lathrop site.

While Tslachan says that there are even more positions related to this endeavor, those posted include an Energy Storage Mechanical Design Engineer, a Megapack Thermal Engineer and a Business Development Manager in energy.

Tesla manufactures its Megapack energy storage systems at the Lathrop plant, and the company has also debuted major energy storage projects in a number of countries around the world.

As of last September, Tesla was also manufacturing as many as 42 Megapacks and 6,500 Powerwalls per week at its Gigafactory Nevada, while the Lathrop plant produces one Megapack every 68 minutes.

The news comes just under a week after reports of Tesla CEO Elon Musk preparing to visit China and seeking a meeting with Premier Li Qiang.

Another report claimed the automaker would be launching its Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta in China soon, as it’s currently only available in the U.S. and in Canada.

Yesterday, Tesla shared its Master Plan Part 3 whitepaper, which details how the world can transition to sustainable energy. Part of that plan involves energy storage and starting an energy storage factory in China may be part of the picture.