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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a high performance manufacturing engineering team responsible for:
  • Design and delivery of entire Body production lines and processes.
  • Integration of new models into existing lines.
  • Architect and implement line re-rate projects.
  • Feedback into the product design to enable quality cost efficient manufacturability at rate without compromising product function or performance.
  • Accountable for the delivery of all projects – safety, timing, performance, cost, quality metrics.
  • Work closely and collaboration with cross functional stakeholders to ensure successful launch, ramp up and hand over.
  • Determine resource needs, active participation in recruiting initiatives, accountable to drive team performance and effectiveness.
  • Key engagement in defining Rivian Manufacturing strategic road maps.
  • Establish foundational principles and methods for Manufacturing Engineering to deliver with speed, accuracy and efficiency.
  • Lead with technical expertise.
  • Support other Manufacturing Engineering groups to ensure that decisions and solutions are optimized for Rivian.
  • Actively look for ways to add value beyond specifically assigned scope of work.
  • Anticipate and identify risks, develop actionable mitigation strategies that sets up the team and collective efforts for success.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field
  • 3+ years managing a team
  • 7+ years in manufacturing engineering
  • 2+ years of related experience developing and launching complex assembly processes
  • Experience with virtual manufacturing tools
  • Experience with tooling, processes and facilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree and/or Ph.D. in Engineering or related field
  • Effective at communication and teamwork with all levels of an organization – especially skilled at working with direct labor to understand challenges and develop optimal solutions using structured methods.
  • Ability to present simple solutions to complex problems and influence key change directives to external teams
  • Experience hiring and building engineering teams from scratch
  • Comfortable working in a high-paced, highly ambiguous environment
  • Ability to travel upwards of ~70% of the time
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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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