Tesla’s Optimus Bot May Be Ready for Testing at Gigafactories

Tesla’s Optimus robot is apparently ready for testing at the company’s factories. This is evidenced by the announcement of a new job posting, revealing some important details.

Tesla continues to advance its program to create a bipedal AI-powered robot. The team has already made incredible progress, as demonstrated in a video posted earlier. Apparently, development continues actively and the company has achieved great success. Optimus is expected to be tested at Tesla’s manufacturing facilities, as Elon Musk previously mentioned.

Tesla has published an advertisement seeking an employee for a new position. The company is looking for a Technical Program Manager for the Tesla bot. This person should help advance the development of the robot for pilot use in various manufacturing facilities. The challenge involves collaborating and coordinating teams from engineering, infrastructure, and manufacturing.

Among other things, an interesting detail is that Tesla plans to test Optimus in several factories at once. As stated in the advertisement, an employee in this position must be prepared to travel frequently. The primary location for a Technical Program Manager will be Tesla’s new headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

“The Tesla Bot team is seeking an experienced Technical Program Manager to drive the deployment of robots for trial applications. They will work daily with design engineering, infrastructure, manufacturing, and operations teams to identify and execute pilot applications of humanoid robots in various manufacturing environments “Work will cover multiple job sites and may require frequent travel. Strong technical skills will be utilized to identify and mitigate risks and react quickly to operational issues and evolving targets.”


There are currently no details on where Optimus testing will be deployed. We should not discount the possibility that actual testing has already begun at one of Tesla’s existing factories.

List of what an employee in this position will have to do:

  • Collaborate with hardware engineering, design, and software/controls teams to define the scope and objectives of various product deployment trials
  • Conduct Trial Preparation: Ensure part availability, line and infrastructure readiness, and other pre-requisites
  • Oversee Trials: physical presence during trials, communicate between trial stakeholders, provide quick resolution to any issues, and escalate when necessary to enable success
  • Complete Trial Reports: Document observations, analysis, and results, make recommendations as needed and drive solutions. Record all issues found during trials and help drive to closure. Report progress to program, leadership, and cross functional team members
  • Manage Trial Recovery: Ensure manufacturing lines are validated and/or restored to prior condition post-trial(s)
  • Evaluate the success of each trial (yield, downtime, cost, safety, etc.)
  • Identify creative ways to overcome obstacles and meet the schedule despite setbacks.
  • Motivate cross-functional teams, fostering a collaborative and productive working environment
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