Electro-Mechanical Engineering Intern - High Voltage Systems, Reliability
at Rivian Automotive
United States, California, Palo Alto
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.
Reliability is at the core of Electric Adventure Vehicles. As an Intern on the Failure Analysis team, you will play a key role in generating insight through conducting failure analysis investigations for all Rivian products from the vehicle to component level.
Take part in making a meaningful impact on the current and next generation designs in battery and high-voltage distribution systems by working closely with the design and validation teams.
Develop novel performance and degradation characterization methods for High-Voltage fuses and contactors in the high-voltage distribution bus which will be used for validation and on-vehicle diagnostics
Design test plans, fixtures, stands and develop automated testing scripts to increase the knowledge base on High Voltage Fuse and Contactor Physics of Failure
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field
Understanding of root cause analysis techniques and demonstrated experience applying them.
Experience leading cross function problem solving activities.
A desire to contribute to a respectful, fun, inclusive and inspiring team culture.
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.