It's becoming more clear that Tesla will invest in plastics manufacturing, but what exactly that will involve remains shrouded behind the automakers' notorious secretive curtains.
Late in 2022, Tesla Inc. filed a notice with state agencies in Texas referring to a $58 million, 174,979-square-foot project in Austin for a facility called "plastics," but no other details beyond a statement it would "complete interior finish out of the EV manufacturing facility" known as Giga.
Now Tesla, headquartered in Austin, has listed job openings for positions including: "manufacturing engineer, plastics"; "production engineering associate manager, plastics"; and "tool and die supervisor, plastics, Gigafactory."
"We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to join the Plastics Manufacturing Engineering Team," it notes in one job description, while another refers to injection molding.
Most of the job listings were posted in the last two weeks.
Tesla had an investors' day event on March 1 where it discussed plans for a new assembly plant in Monterrey, Mexico, and an overview of improvements it said will be able to cut auto production costs in half, but provided few specifics, Reuters reported.