Nio is reportedly looking for locations to build a manufacturing plant in the United States.
According to a report out of China, EV automaker NIO is hiring a number of positions related to manufacturing vehicles in the US.
NIO job posts again hint at intention at US manufacturing
The original report of NIO’s US job postings comes from Yicai out of China which states that a reporter from China Business News exclusively learned that NIO is recruiting a number of new US-based manufacturing-related positions.
The reporter also shared that the specific positions NIO is recruiting include overseas manufacturing park planning experts, body craft experts, planning and infrastructure experts, and overseas logistics project managers.
Candidates are reportedly required to have master planning experience pertaining to at least one US project and familiarity with US state policies, design specifications, and planning approval procedures. Additionally, the report points out that specific listed positions of planning and infrastructure expert and senior analyst in San Jose require candidates “have knowledge of industrial real estate industry regulatory processes.”
Based on NIO’s most recent movements and US job posts, the parties reporting the plans for US manufacturing believe a plant stateside will begin operations using complete knock down (CKD) assembly or semi-knock down (SKD) assembly kits, at least to begin. This process includes shipping kits of manufactured and/or semi-assembled components to another country to be assembled.