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

The Powertrain Electrification Sr. Quality Engineer will oversee design quality of electric motors and related products to support robust designs and quality planning required to deliver products with exceptional quality. Establishing strategic objectives, tracking and achieving quality targets while contributing to the early engineering design specifications are key to success. Collaborating cross-functionally internally and externally with suppliers are required to support the full lifecycle of product quality and is necessary to achieve product success.


·Oversee design quality of electric motors and related Powertrain Electrification products
·Drive customer focused quality targets during early stages of the product life cycle
·Establish strategic objectives with engineering to deliver products with exceptional quality
·Determine, track, and deliver key KPI’s to achieve quality targets and goals
·Work with engineering, manufacturing, and the supply base to ensure requirements flow through
·Collaborate with production integrators to develop quality planning and ensure prototype quality
·Support prototype build quality process and data collection
·Participate in product launch initiatives to meet timing and quality milestones
·Ensure product and process designs deliver high levels of capability using DFMEA, PFMEA and other tools
·Drive Prediction, Prevention, and Protection of quality issues and risk mitigation solutions
·Collaborate with other members of the engineering staff to support both project and internal R&D efforts


·BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering
·Minimum of 5 years engineering and/or quality experience including:
Design and manufacturing of electric motors, power electronics and related electrical test processes
In depth knowledge of Stator Assembly and Rotor Assembly design and process including Stator winding, Magnetization, Balancing, Epoxy application etc.
In-depth knowledge of High Voltage Inverter module assembly process including Gate drives, power modules, capacitor modules etc.
Knowledge of printed circuit board fabrication and circuit card assembly processes per industry specifications
Knowledge of analog, digital, and mixed signal circuit design, simulation and analysis tools
·Familiarity with High voltage testing instrumentation and parameters.
·Basic CAD knowledge, including ability to review designs within CATIA Preferred
·Strong statistical and problem-solving capability, Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Preferred
·2-5 years’ experience with New Product and Process Development
·Knowledge of AIAG, APQP and related tools
·Familiarity with CMM, laser scan, CT scan and other gaging devices
·Demonstrated quality improvements through use of structured problem solving
·Experience working in a cross functional environment
·Ability to collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and suppliers
·Comfortable working in a manufacturing / production environment

Equal Opportunity

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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