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Tesla: Vehicle Readiness Specialist

The following information was provided by Tesla

JOB CATEGORY: Vehicle Service

LOCATION: Irvine, California

REQ. ID: 185923

JOB TYPE: Full-time

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The Vehicle Readiness Specialist is a key contributor to the Tesla experience by preparing vehicles for customers, and working with teammates to find opportunities for continuous improvement and new ways of vehicle readiness. This position is responsible for the high-quality preparation of customer cars, washing vehicles, and preparing new customer delivery vehicles. Success requires a desire to work quickly and efficiently, be challenged, have a high level of accountability, and a personal satisfaction in doing a great job.


  • Clean service, loaner, and gallery vehicles

  • Clean vehicle exteriors and interiors in compliance with company standards

  • Operate steamers, hoses, vacuums, and other equipment

  • Ability to spot check and manage paint correction onsite as needed

  • Track schedules, prioritize, and manage time effectively to meet deadlines

  • Communicate with various teams that are involved in the vehicle orientation process

  • Manage inventory and reorder supplies, as needed

  • Troubleshoot issues and escalate to management through appropriate channels when needed

  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned to meet business needs


  • Valid driver’s license in the country in which you are applying, 2-year minimum driving record required with a clean driving history, and ability to be insured

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Proven track record of a great work ethic

  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player

  • Ability to lift 50 - 60 pounds


Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:

  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction

  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits

  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution

  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA

  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services

  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits

  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays

  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources

  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance

  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs

  • Tesla Babies program

  • Commuter benefits

  • Employee discounts and perks program


$16.80 - $36.71/hour + cash and stock awards + benefits

Pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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