Mechanical Engineering Intern - Battery Testing, Energy Storage Systems
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 Battery Testing Intern, you will support the team’s efforts to characterize and validate the battery pack at various different system levels.
Support the planning and execution of tests for current and future battery pack designs
Work cross-functionally with the validation, battery management, and mechanical design team to coordinate work with battery technicians
Report findings on performance and degradation back to the team
Pursuing a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or similar Engineering degree at the time of application (Junior-Senior preferred)
Python scripting knowledge required
Exposure to thermo-dynamics, and linear circuits preferred. If have exposure to lithium-ion battery that's a plus
FSAE, Baja, Eco-Car, E-Car or similar mobility club experience preferred
Personal interests in sustainability, sustainable energy solutions
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.