Telsa boosts Australia workforce ahead of Model 3 arrival

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Six new positions are advertised by Tesla as it gears up for the arrival of the Model 3 electric sedan in Australia.

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The Driven

Electric carmaker Tesla is readying itself for a cramping up of sales in Australia with the imminent opening of the online order page for its more affordable Model 3 electric sedan (expected as early as this week after orders opened in the UK last week).

A number of advertisements seeking staff for the Australian arm of the pioneering electric carmaker have been published through jobseeker website Seek, including for customer service staff, apprentice technician and sales and service advisors.

A new “customer experience specialist” is sought at each of three showrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with the additional two roles of vehicle technician and sales advisor sought for Sydney and a service advisor sought for Melbourne.

Instore sales staff must have, according to Tesla’s job ads, “a desire to work with products that are changing the world”, the successful apprentice technician must have “a desire to work on cutting edge electric vehicle technology”, and the position of “inside sales advisor” is more directly involved in the introduction of the Model 3.

The listing of the last job in particular heralds the opening of the online configurator very, very soon (as announced by CEO and founder Elon Musk last week) and the arrival of the Model 3 itself this winter, which was finally confirmed by Musk last month.

The Model 3’s arrival in Australia will mark another significant moment for the local EV market, where a distinct lack of choice for electric cars has been a factor in holding Australia back from a global shift to zero emissions transport that is rapidly taking hold overseas.

To read the full story on RenewEconomy’s electric vehicle dedicated site, The Driven, click here…

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