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. 

This role will be focused on the preparing electrified powertrain systems (drive units, gearboxes) for test activity including assembly and disassembly for inspection and analysis. The Build Technician will work closely with Powertrain Test & Validation engineers to understand preparation and instrumentation requirements for systems under test and deliver these activities to meet time and quality requirements of high level Test & Validation plans. Working side by side with Dyno Technicians, you will support activities to perform maintenance and troubleshooting of systems under test, as well as conduct any disassembly and inspection requested from Test & Validation engineers.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assemble and disassemble electric driveline systems, including instrumentation
  • Assemble electric driveline systems (drive units, gearboxes) to standard test pallets, ready for delivery for interfacing into test cells
  • Perform end-of-line quality checks of test systems and sign off of build sheets
  • Perform component assembly inspections and complete appropriate documentation
  • Support troubleshooting and diagnosis of system or component failure analysis
  • Create fixtures and tools to aid assembly, disassembly and mechanical interfacing (palletization) of test systems
  • Work with engineering teams to develop robust build standards and instructions
  • Support test system maintenance activities within test environment
  • Generate and take ownership of process documentation for build and tear-down activities
  • Take ownership of and escalate data and findings when appropriate
  • Bring a can-do team spirit
  • Provide feedback, create and implement processes and suggestions to new and/or improved workshop standards, protocols, and processes.

 

Qualifications

  • 10+ years Technician Experience working directly in automotive development field
    • Automotive experience mostly focused on build & teardown of rotating machines (e.g. engines, transmissions, gearboxes)
    • Desired: 2+ years experience with electrified vehicles
  • Experience troubleshooting bearing, gear, housing failures and identifying relevant indicators
  • Extensive knowledge of hand and power tools, including precision measurement equipment
  • Expertise in instrumentation (Thermocouples, RTDs, Strain Gauges, Accelerometers, Hygrometers, Pressure Gauges, Flow Meters)
  • Expertise in powertrain test set up and test error proofing
  • Expertise in mechanical tooling and build fixture design
  • Knowledge of motor, inverter, and gearbox concepts
  • Knowledge of propulsion system and thermal (coolant and refrigerant) systems
  • Knowledge of Electric Vehicle safety
  • Work under strenuous / awkward positions throughout the working day.
  • Someone that takes pride in their work
  • Work in a team environment and communicate with fellow technicians
  • Basic workshop etiquette, provide verbal and writing communication across all teams
  • Computing skills: Windows, MS Word, MS Excel

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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