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.
Internship Term: Summer 2021
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In this position you will learn the fundamentals of vehicle diagnostic system architecture through daily exposure to the evolving platform. You will learn the basics of vehicle diagnostic automation and Rivian’s approach prognostics. You will gain and intimate understanding of the Rivian R1 vehicle platform and its electrical architecture. You will interface with Diagnostic Engineers who specialize in advanced diagnosis of all major vehicle systems. You will gain understanding of all major EV systems as well as Advanced Driver Assistance Technology. You spend each day working on and around Rivian vehicles, the future!
- Perform Oscilloscope traces of all major low voltage circuits in R1T, R1S and RPV vehicles
- Capture known good signal traces for different system states
- Inject faults such as loose connections, shorts and other circuit issues that may mimic observable states in a fielded vehicle. Capture fault state traces and behaviors
- Create a library of known good and known faulted conditions of all major vehicle low voltage circuits
- Document all findings in a technician information database
- Create and if possible, automate diagnostic trouble trees
- Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering degree
- Strong understanding of electrical systems and basic vehicle architecture
- Experience or understanding of CAN bus architecture and communication protocol
- Enthusiasm for the automotive world
- Technical writing background a plus
- Experience with and ability to manipulate basic hand tools in order to disassemble vehicle trim to gain access to electrical system test points and connectors
- Experience with and ability to properly set up and us an oscilloscope
- Computer skills proficiency and excellent written and spoken communication skills
- Extremely detail oriented
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