Tesla is looking for project managers for its solar and photovoltaic storage businesses in China, according to two recent posts on its official WeChat account. It is the first time the electric vehicle and clean energy company is hiring for these particular positions in China, and the advertisements come as Tesla is preparing to expand its energy business into the country.
The posts say that Tesla is seeking project managers to develop solar projects and photovoltaic energy storage projects for commercial and residential customers. Both are based in its Shanghai Gigafactory 3, which currently produces automobiles and batteries.
The Giga Shanghai began mass production at the end of 2019, following a massive hiring spree during which Tesla brought on board dozens of technicians, software engineers, quality control personnel, and other factory operations staff. Although it was closed for several weeks due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the factory resumed production in early February, and going by the job advertisements, it may soon be adding solar energy collection and storage technology to its production lines.
Tesla entered the solar energy business in 2015 with a range of solar energy products, including rechargeable photovoltaic batteries, for commercial and residential use, and subsequently changed its name from Tesla Motors to Tesla, Inc. to reflect its move away from being purely an automaker.