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.

The Technical Training Instructor, Manufacturing position requires someone with exceptional ability to assess needs, develop and deliver appropriate training solutions, and build strong working relationships. This individual must be creative, proactive, organized, flexible, results-oriented, and have a passion for and deep understanding of facilities maintenance, tooling & die and advanced manufacturing equipment. Must have outstanding communication, facilitation, and organizational skills while demonstrating a positive and professional demeanor. This individual will be working closely with educational partners develop a world class apprenticeship. The Scout Manufacturing Partner/Instructor will take responsibility for ensuring students are equipped to keep our world class manufacturing facilities and production lines running.



  • Assist in development of training skills and curriculum to support every manufacturing shop and education partner with their technical knowledge development
  • Maintain close relationship with partners
  • Mentor and coach students on their four years apprentice journey
  • Serve, coach and mentor students to enhance core capabilities and promote continuous process improvement
  • Partner with Manufacturing teams to train, develop, and mentor students
  • Develop learning solutions in close consultation with Service, Sales, Delivery, Manufacturing and Education partners
  • Provide ongoing training and development support to ensure a problem-solving mindset is applied and effectively utilized across Manufacturing shops
  • Provide specific & general training on high voltage systems, fluid dynamics, welding, CNC machining, HVAC systems and robotics
  • Develop and deliver technical training solutions to equip maintenance technician employees to perform roles safely and to Rivian EH&S standards
  • Maintain expert knowledge of methods, techniques, parts, tools, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of our manufacturing plant.
  • Develop training in close consultation with support teams (Engineering, Shop Supervisors, Education Partners)
  • Manage the operations of Apprentice programs in manufacturing including, but not limited to, training schedule, inventory maintenance, facilities management, daily operations, etc.
  • Support recruiting efforts for education partners and Rivian
  • Ready to take on any other challenge not listed here



  • Degree from a University, Certificate program in trade school, or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • Proactive, flexible, confident, professional, and self-directed in a fast-paced environment
  • Thrives working independently and able to contribute strongly as a member of a high performing team
  • Strong ability to collaborate and serve as a partner/consultant to service leadership and staff
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex problem-solving activities and initiatives
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated confidence and professionalism in working in a customer-facing role
  • Tech savvy – able to expertly use a full suite of office and learning technologies
  • Ability to travel at least 50% of the time
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.


Even Better If [A Plus]:

  • Valid Passport preferred
  • Experienced technician and/or technical training facilitator
  • Strong repair knowledge, metal fabrication experience and training experience
  • Ability to read, interpret, and explain mechanical drawings and electrical schematics
  • Experience with environmental and safety requirements
  • Trade school Instructor Experience
  • SIX Sigma Certs

Equal Opportunity

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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