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.

Role Summary

In the role of Functional Safety Engineer – Production & Service, you will be responsible for sustaining the integrity of the safety case of a vehicle program - from the end of development all the way through to end of life for that program. In this role you will:

Responsibilities

  • Support developing the functional safety process for production:

    • Identifying the functional safety items within Rivian’s vehicle production process

    • Modifying the current vehicle production process to include functional safety

    • Maintaining current and future vehicle production process changes to adhere to functional safety

  • Represent functional safety at the process change review board reviews

    • Analyzing potential changes to processes to determine impact to functional safety

    • Working with process leaders to derive appropriate changes to the process that mitigate risks to functional safety

  • Ensure in-line production metrics are constantly monitored and any deviations analyzed to determine the impact to functional safety

  • Analyze the impact of functional safety as it pertains to tool installation, tool maintenance schedules and procedures, and derive corrective actions to mitigate functional safety risk

  • Ensure in-line test equipment and testing align with functional safety requirements and any deviation in test results are analyzed for impact to functional safety and a corrective action put in place

  • Work alongside the Functional Safety development teams to ensure transfer of functional safety knowledge from the vehicle development phase to the production phase

  • Support developing functional safety process for vehicle servicing

  • Ensure servicing metrics are constantly monitored and any deviation analyzed to determine the impact to functional safety

Qualifications

  • In order to execute the role, you will be expected to have

  • Degree education in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical (or similar)

  • Over 5 years of experience within the automotive industry, ideally OEM or Tier 1 working within functional safety

  • Proven knowledge of ISO 26262 and experience applying within an OEM or Tier 1, ideally in Part 7

  • Experience in automotive production

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of integrity

  • Experience working within a cross-functional team leading indirect reports

  • Good working knowledge of vehicle system functionality and electro/mechanical control strategy

  • Ability to report to senior management and report accurate information in a clear and concise manner

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Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at accessibility@rivian.com.

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