Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.


•       Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice processes. Vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
•       Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on operational activities
•       Implement all relevant procedures described in the Quality Management System (QMS) and ensure compliance
•       Develop in-house systems and procedures to meet the needs of external customers
•       Respond to quality issues by putting in containment actions, full analysis, poka-yokes (error proofing), and implementing short-term and long-term countermeasures
•       Update quality documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from quality concerns in new customer contracts
•       Ensure that plant schedule for vehicle builds is fulfilled by operation deliverables
•       Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate
•       Undertake internal and process audits of the Quality Management System (QMS)
•       Establish and refine quality sign-off instructions, standards and documentation
•       Report against agreed quality metrics
•       In conjunction with the Supplier Quality Assurance function, reduce the effect of non-conforming supplier materials on the production area quality
•       Produce written reports and make presentations
•       Undertake continuous training and development
•       Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
•       Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization
•       Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
•       Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility
•       Help set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
•       Ensure KPIs are met
•       Input and hold responsibility for team budgets
•       Responsible for achieving budget and forecast
•       Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
•       Support encourage and develop team
•       Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
•       Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
•       Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
•       Embraces personal challenge
•       Confident, rounded thinking
•       Takes ownership for team cohesion
•       Is resilient, optimistic and open to change
•       A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
•       Focused, target driven with a positive, can-do attitude
•       Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability
•       Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
•       Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels
•       Motivate and coach the team to operational success
•       Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
•       Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments  Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware
•       Provide technical expertise to the team
•       Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements
•       Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or other related field
•       or 6+ years of relevant experience
•       5+ years of relevant paint experience
•       Automotive paint application experience (preferred)
•       Hands-on programming experience in booth or work cell to Paint Application Automation (robotics)
•       PLC experience such as Allen Bradley (preferred)
•       Experience with paint robotics systems by Durr, ABB or Fanuc
•       Hands-on experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and computer-controlled systems
•       Knowledge of manufacturing methods/procedures and process technology
•       Hands-on experience with process devices such as motor drives, sensors, AC/DC converters, encoders, lifts, conveyors, etc
•       Ability to present complex technical information related to achieving goals of the department
•       Proven written and verbal communication at all levels within the organization with good negotiation skills
•       Able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions
•       Proven design & implementation of Continuous Improvement themes with savings
•       Knowledge of value stream mapping to reduce waste and improve output in a production environment (preferred)
•       Experience in process layout and optimization incorporating asset utilization (preferred)
•       Background in manpower distribution based on production and efficiency targets
•       Must be able to troubleshoot, instruct repair techniques, & assist if needed for root cause analysis in stressful situations
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Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.


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