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.
In this position you will oversee Manufacturing Engineering projects from concept through launch, including conceptualization, design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and turnover to Operations. This role will focus on the development of Rivian’s core factory equipment and processes. Depending on your background and interest, you could lead projects across the factory including Battery, Drive Unit, Stamping, Body-Weld, Paint, Plastics, General Assembly, and more.
Lead a cross-functional team comprised of engineering, supply chain, construction management, and others to design, integrate, and deploy custom industrial equipment.
Manage equipment development, schedule, and cost in a rapidly evolving environment.
Build comprehensive line specifications, taking input from other Engineering teams and Operations.
Create and maintain a development roadmap for your area.
Collaborate with team leaders to prioritize, resource, and track progress of team projects.
Work with the rest of the Technical Program Management team to develop the Manufacturing Engineering team’s equipment development and validation processes.
- Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Industrial.
Minimum 5 years experience in designing and launching industrial equipment into manufacturing environments. At least one launch serving as a project manager a plus.
Experience leading design and manufacturing validation activities such as D/PFMEA, DV/PV testing, PPAP, etc.
Appreciation for the art of managing evolving project requirements in a fast-paced environment.
Experience using a standard product development process. Experience with Scrum a plus.
Experience managing system integrators, vendors, and 3rd party resources.
- Highly collaborative mindset and strong communication skills.
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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