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Wanted: Manufacturing whizzes to work on Tesla's Model 3

By Reuters

May 09, 2016

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Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk gave a public shout-out to the sharpest minds in manufacturing last week, calling on them to come help Tesla Motors build a million all-electric cars a year by 2020.

Tesla on Wednesday said it would build 500,000 cars in 2018, two years ahead of schedule, and close to 1 million by 2020. The same day Tesla said its vice presidents in charge of production and manufacturing were leaving.

While young engineers will jump at the chance to work for Tesla, the "by-the-numbers, disciplined manufacturing guys" with 15-20 years of experience will be harder to nab, said Cuneyt Oge, president of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

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