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Instructional Design

Instructional Designer

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Corporate L&D  
Pay Range $64k - $240k  

What to Expect

The Tesla Fremont Manufacturing Training Team is looking for a motivated and energetic Instructional Designer who wants to put their skills to use in accelerating the world’s transition to renewable energy.  

This will lead the Instructional Design Team and support the overall Operations Training Team. This is a hands-on position and in addition to leading a team, the Instructional Designer will be expected to provide subject matter expertise in developing effective course content throughout all areas of the Manufacturing line to create innovative instructor led and online courses in an organized and effective manner. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we’re trying to do too difficult.

What You’ll Do

  • Partner directly with subject matter experts to design and develop engaging content for a variety of audiences and delivery modes (online, webinar, etc.) with clear strategies and tactics to achieve desired learning outcomes  
  • Work with the instructional design team, part of the Fremont Training Content Development Training Team, to support Manufacturing Training, Technical Maintenance Training and Technical Quality Training teams  
  • Recommend different applications or layouts that would improve user experience in the current classes and trainings 
  • Maintain and revise existing learning products, keeping specific audience, learning modality, and other learning considerations in mind while always looking for the most efficient way to express the desired learning objectives 
  • Serve as project manager on simultaneous training development initiatives with the ability to stay within timelines and budgets
  • Able to engage with Content Experts and stakeholders to create interactive, clear, and error-free content, including Standard Guides, Web-based training, Visual Factory, Presentations
  • Must be creative and act as a liaison between technical and innovative groups to solve gaps in training using methodical processes such as ADDIE  

What You’ll Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical field, experience designing and developing training curriculum, or equivalent
  • Existing eLearning portfolio or ability to create high-quality eLearning products 
  • Experience with design tools used in a learning creation environment (MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Techsmith Camtasia, Bridge Learning Management System is a plus)
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate in both written and oral formats
  • Open collaborative style with the ability to work both in a team environment and autonomously with minimal supervision or direction  
  • Curiosity to understand the strategic priorities for Tesla how learning and development can best address skill and knowledge gaps in the workforce  
  • Prior experience creating web-based training, technical writing, and standard guides.  

Compensation and Benefits


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

Expected Compensation

$64,000 – $240,000/annual salary + 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.

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