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 HIL Technician, you will provide engineering support to maintain, develop and debug issues with prototype and test equipment. You must be passionate about the automotive industry, be a lateral thinker, highly motivated, have a ‘can do’ attitude, be a team player, be internal/external customer focused, and have an adventurous spirit.
This is what you’ll do:
- Assemble, modify and install HIL / Labcar cabling and equipment.
- Assist with the development of HIL builds, Labcar assets, test planning, control system data collection and calibration.
- Maintain and track HIL, test bench, Labcar issues and status to ensure that test equipment assets are fit for use.
- Develop and maintain test cable documentation and harness.
- Provide cross-divisional support to raise, root cause, address and document lab equipment related deficiencies.
- Collaborate with control system engineers and DRE’s to drive test development.
- Troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical and vehicle control systems.
- Maintain HIL and Labcar inventory.
- Maintain Controls Cabinet, equipment tool tracking, lab equipment organization and clean up duties as required.
This is what you’ll need:
- 3+ years of automotive or aerospace harness assembly design or related experience.
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or related engineering disciplines from an accredited university.
- Experience / understanding with harness sub-components, rapid proto-harnessing sub-assembly, and form-board production assembly processes.
- Knowledge and hands-on experience and willingness to build rapid-prototypes, including procurement of components.
- Ability to decipher wiring diagrams and device transmittals.
- Innate curiosity about all things automotive.
- Ability to work onsite autonomously.
- Exemplary problem solving and reporting skills.
- Experience packaging harnesses considering communication protocol circuits such as, CAN / LIN / Base T-1000 / video, lighting signals, etc.
- Experience running and maintaining a variety of vehicle level and component level tests is a plus.
- Experience with flashing software on ECUs is a plus.
- Electrical Vehicle architecture knowledge is a plus.
- Experience with python or scripting is a plus but not required.
- Valid driver’s license with clean record
This is where you’ll work:
Department: Vehicle Controls
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