Tesla Gigafactory

Tesla Gigafactory

Tesla Motors, alongside building a battery Gigafactory in Nevada, is looking for employees among students at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).

On February 17, the company will hold a Summer Job and Internship Expo on the campus, hunting for some 350 talented individuals. Similar programs are done at many others universities, according to the Khobi Brooklyn, Tesla global communications director.

Mechanical, chemical and computer science engineering specializations are most welcome.

"The event kicks off with a general information session at UNR from 6 to 8 p.m that's open to all students. Feb. 17. The session will provide students an opportunity to learn about the culture of Tesla and what it's like to work at the company.

The expo itself runs the next day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus. Tesla might offer interviews on the spot, so the university is advising students to "dress to impress." A team of recruiters as well as a staff polymer scientist from Tesla will be on hand at the event.

Tesla first approached the university about the expo in December just a few months after picking Northern Nevada as the site for its gigafactory in a hotly contested competition. This is Tesla's first recruiting visit to UNR and competition is expected to be fierce once again, not just among local students but applicants from around the country as well. Tesla is looking to fill 350 internships this summer, said Joe Bozsik, internship and career support coordinator for UNR's College of Engineering.

"They're looking at three major areas — mechanical, chemical and computer science engineering," Bozsik said. "They're looking to develop a talent pipeline that could potentially be trained now in the Bay Area but also relocated to Reno once the gigafactory is up and running."

According to the article, construction on site is progressing and the costs of foundation, steel structures and other work to date amount to $53.1 million - not much of total planned at $5 billion.

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal