Mechanical Engineering Intern - Vehicle Test and Development
at Rivian Automotive
United States, California, Irvine
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.
As a Test and Development intern, you will support LAB Car development including the build, conditioning and maintenance of lab car test bucks and development vehicles at Rivian.
Assist in the design of prototype vehicles, systems and components.
Generate component level prints for fabrication.
Work with suppliers for pricing and manufacturing.
Work with technicians to ensure components fit on the vehicle and perform their intended function.
Aid in the assembly of prototype systems and vehicles
Pursuing a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or similar Engineering degree at the time of application (Junior-Senior preferred)
FSAE, Baja, Eco-Car, E-Car or similar mobility club experience preferred
Personal Engineering projects similar to (re-building vehicles, developing robotics, motorsports, vehicle maintenance etc.)
A desire to find more efficient ways of taking and processing big data sets
Strategic thinking with high level of resiliency and patience
Self-motivated and committed to deliver high quality work on time
Personal interest in outdoors and healthy lifestyle is a plus
Working Hours: Full-time, 40 hours/week
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.