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Tesla Seeks Temporary Workers For Three-Month Test-Driving Program

EV automaker aims to gather valuable data on performance, offering competitive pay and flexibility.

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is recruiting temporary workers for a three-month test-driving program for their electric vehicles. 

Tesla logo is seen on a charger station in Washington D.C., United States on June 21, 2023. (Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) 

Vehicle operators will be responsible for gathering valuable data on the performance of Tesla’s systems, per a job listing.

For the temporary workers, responsibilities involved in the Tesla test-driving program include:

  • Operating the vehicle within specified areas.
  • Handling recording devices to collect data.
  • Analyzing the gathered information.
  • Offering feedback and suggestions.
  • Composing daily drive reports.
  • Ensuring the vehicle remains in proper working condition.

Tesla is looking for someone with a clean driving record, a minimum of four years as a licensed driver, good observational skills and attention to detail, excellent written and spoken English and strong computer skills. A familiarity with driver assistance systems is also preferred. 

“We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter to join our vehicle data collection team. The Vehicle Operator role is responsible for capturing high quality data that will contribute to the improvement of our vehicles’ performance. This role requires a high level of flexibility, attention to detail, and ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Day/night shift positions available,” said the company in a statement. 

Ideal candidates would also have a flexible schedule, day or night, and be available one day per weekend. “Overtime is also typical for this position,” the company says.

The pay ranges from $18-$45 per hour. The job opportunities would be in more than twelve cities, such as Austin, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Brooklyn, New York.

Visitors are seen at Tesla booth during the opening of 2023 World Artificial intelligence conference in Shanghai, China on July 6, 2023. (Ying Tang/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tesla often hires test drivers to enhance its Autopilot driver-assist feature and beta Full Self-Driving software. But it faces criticism for collecting data from its EV owners. Earlier this year, the Austin, Texas-based company encountered a class-action lawsuit filed by Tesla owners following a report claiming that employees had access to photos and videos recorded by cameras in Tesla’s driving assistance programs. 

Some employees shared and made jokes about the footage within the company, plaintiffs alleged.

Tesla has previously advised its customer not rely on the autopilot feature due to safety purposes.

For its models, Tesla currently offers the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X.

The EV automaker will expect the Cybertruck and the Semi have the production take into effect soon.

Tesla will be hiring in the following cities:

  • Elgin, Illinois
  • Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
  • Draper, Utah
  • Austin, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Bellevue, Washington
  • Marina Del Rey, California
  • Miami, Florida
  • Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Roswell, Georgia
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • Tempe, Arizona
  • Farmer’s Branch, Texas
  • Peabody, Massachusetts

Produced in association with Benzinga

Edited by Alberto Arellano and Joseph Hammond

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