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.
The Weld Technician is responsible for:· Maintain sensitive metrology equipment to insure performance of the devices· Operate ultrasonic weld inspection equipment effectively in order to control processes or to assist with problem solving· Utilize other advanced metrology equipment to control processes and solve problems· Support manufacturing team equipment and process capability analysis· Execute product and process validation / inspection plans· Assist in performing and teaching all processes and assignments within the department, with the ability to fill in as needed· Identify and contain suspect defective material· Inspect, test or measure components, products and materials being produced. Report inspection and test data.· Continually work to control and improve manufacturing processes performance· Responsible to participate in quality related continuous improvement (Kaizen) projects· Develop, maintain, and improve the quality culture within responsible area· May perform other duties as assignedQualifications - To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Qualifications• Welding, fabrication, metal working, or weld inspection experience required• Metrology (measurement) equipment experience• 3+ years of high-volume manufacturing or quality experience (or)• An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience• Problem solving experience• Computer skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, email – ability to manage files and records effectivelyNice to Have Qualifications• Statistical process control / control charts• Destructive or non-destructive inspection or testing experience• Kaizen / continuous improvement process experience• Good oral and written communication skills• Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)Education And/or ExperienceHigh School education or equivalent; 3+ years of manufacturing or quality experience or equivalent combination of education and experienceLanguage, Mathematical, And/or Reasoning AbilityAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to communicate in a high-pressure environment.Provide support or knowledge to identify root cause and implement permanent countermeasures when necessary.Basic understanding and knowledge of vehicle testing equipment, alignment equipment, wheel balancer, measuring calipers, torque wrenches, etc. – understanding torque and torque management.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel (frequency), drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and e-mail.
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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