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.
This is what you’ll do:
Evaluate potential part construction techniques to assess formability in advance of CAD creation
Support vehicle development and advise design team to ensure part formability for all designed component
Analyze CAD models to assess formability prior to tooling release
Iterate on component design with design and release engineers based on formability analysis and design requirements
Advise design team with formability guidelines, best practices, and simple tools to aid engineering in material and process selection
Create 3D CAD and 2D drawing files to represent press environment and design standards to support Rivian equipment and business strategy
Provide subject matter expertise and support to tooling supplier
Simulate or support analysis on the various methods of metal and composite forming including stamping feasibility on various grades of steel and aluminum, extrusion and casting feasibility on aluminum components, ability to roll for designs in steel, and ability to injection mold component from various composites
Take ownership of die design, buyoff and line tryouts
Support cost reductions as a champion of good, fundamental design across the vehicle
Leads automotive design and development process, system requirements, and general engineering best practices
This is what you’ll need:
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience needed
3 plus Years in a role specializing in Automotive stamping/ sheet metal
Extensive experience in automotive design and development process, system requirements, and general engineering best practices
Experience and understanding of sheet metal processes, as well as tooling design and construction
Understanding and firsthand knowledge of part tolerancing, and what various metal forming and finishing processes are capable of.
Ability to troubleshoot forming and dimensional issues in the tooling process
Understanding of various methods of material formability and knowledge of evaluating component formability
Experience with forming simulation software (Autoform, LS Dyna, or equivalent)
Understanding of metal forming, stamping die processing, material processing for forming
An interest in advanced forming technologies and advancements in materials – specifically an interest in metal processing
Strong skills with common workplace software (word processor, spreadsheet, database, etc).
This is where you’ll work:
Location: Plymouth, MI
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