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 

  • As a member of the CNC and Additive Dept. you will be challenged everyday to rapid prototype Rivian’s latest designs.
  • Utilizing state of the art 3 & 5 Axis Mills, Lathes, and 3D Printers to create a wide variety of parts. You will be responsible for each step of the machining process from start to finish.
  • Design fixturing in CAD, Program toolpaths in CAM, Machine setup, and Operation. You will have creative freedom to engineer unique fixturing and machining methods to quickly get accurate parts in our engineer’s hands. Second and Third machining operations are typically avoided if you are imaginative enough!
  • Setting up and running 3D printers will be a daily function of this department.
  • A creative and passionate “Maker” would thrive in this small fast paced team that keeps Rivian Adventurous Forever.



  • Expert use of CAD/ CAM software.
  • Program 3 axis, 3+2, and simultaneous 5 axis toolpaths. Preferred Fusion 360 or Powermill Software.
  • Multitask to keep machines running and producing parts while actively programming next parts for maximum machine productivity.
  • Skill and confidence in programming to allow for overnight machining without an operator.
  • Make simulated environments of fixturing, workpiece, and machine to verify toolpaths, and ensure crash protection.
  • Fully Design and Manufacture all custom fixtures needed for machining low volume prototype parts.
  • Ability to program and run different 3D printing technologies
  • Ability to alter designs in CAD to accommodate manufacturability. (Ex. Mounting Tabs, or adding features.)
  • Critical thinking skills to devise solutions to new problems​
  • Maintain materials and tool inventory
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willing to help others
  • Maintain and calibrate machine equipment to ensure proper operational condition.
  • Able to move workpieces and raw stock safely, in and out of machine.
  • Able to operate a fork lift when working with large pieces of stock.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willing to help others
  • Clean and organized worker to maintain machine shop cleanliness and Lean Practices


This is what you’ll need

  • 7+ years of Prototype CNC Machining Experience.
  • Certification of CAD/ CAM experience and/or Pass a Provided Rivian Test Of Skill.
  • Preferred Experience in Fusion 360 CAD/CAM or Powermill
  • Strong technical and mechanical ability.
  • Excellent math skills to help understand complex instructions, how schematics work and make sure items are designed and built correctly.
  • Problem Solving Skills to increase output and how to fix machining errors
  • High attention to detail and self-motivation skills
  • Strong communication, multitasking, & inter-personal skills.
  • Computer skills a plus (MS Office, Outlook, etc)
  • Working Hours: Standard (8am – 5pm)
  • Travel Requirements of Position: At least once per quarter 



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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