Elon Musk's 'world's largest battery' project in South Australia is hiring a housekeeper

Elon Musk. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

With Tesla building the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia, the company is looking for a housekeeper to care for its staff.

A job ad ad was posted on September 23, just six days before Elon Musk’s latest visit to Australia for a space conference.

A housekeeping all-rounder is being sought to “help run, assist and operate” four properties in Jamestown, close to Tesla’s Hornsdale 100MW Renewable Energy project. The successful candidate will meet the “domestic needs” for Tesla’s deployment teams, which are similar to tasks we all do at home every day.

Specific job duties include:

  • Home cleaning and general housework
  • Laundry duties which include bedding and linen
  • Changing beds, making beds and washing dishes
  • Creating evening meals for the team.

Tesla is looking for someone with experience in hospitality (professionally, or in a home setting), a team focus, good attention to detail and the ability to enjoy the satisfaction that comes from creating a seamless household. Flexible hours are available.

According to data on the careers site Seek, the job appears to be paying $50,000+, which is in line with national housekeeper salaries.

While it may seem like a straightforward gig, it brings to mind the story of US President John F Kennedy visiting NASA.

Introducing himself to the janitor he said “Hi, I’m Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?”

The janitor responded, “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping put a man on the moon.”

As the job ad says: “The work you do contributes to the quality of life for people working hard to deliver Australia’s most revolutionary energy project.”

You can apply here.

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