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 IS WHAT YOU WILL DO: 

  • Join a team to develop solid-state battery cells for Rivian! 
  • Own one or multiple electrode manufacturing processes within the solid-state manufacturing team. 
  • Determine process capability for electrode manufacturing; identify and troubleshoot process-related issues. 
  • Develop and manage PFMEA risk assessments to prioritize process improvement projects. 
  • Work closely with equipment engineering to optimize equipment design. 
  • Perform process improvements projects to reduce manufacturing cost, improve cell quality and performance. 
  • Optimize process flow, reduce process/product variability, improve process capability. 
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend new technologies to improve manufacturing efficiency. 
  • Lead new process validation and optimization at both pilot and mass production scales. 
  • Drive a multi-functional team to solve cross-process problems using first principle and data driven methodologies. 

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 

  • Bachelor/Masters/PhD degree in Mechanical/Chemical/Material Engineering, or similar technical field. 
  • Bachelor with 5+ years or Master/PhD with 3+ years of experience in roll-to-roll equipment in pilot or mass production environments. 
  • Experiences with roll-to-roll manufacturing processes, preferably on cell manufacturing equipment including mechanical slitter, calendar, coater, winder, and laser-notcher. 
  • Solid-state material & process development knowledge a definite plus. 
  • Knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC), 6-Sigma, design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis software (e.g. JMP, Minitab). 
  • Prior experience in scaling up new manufacturing processes from lab/pilot to production scale.  
  • Prior experience in process development, improvement, and control in pilot/mass-production environment. 
  • Experience in supervising and coaching interns, technicians, engineers. 
  • Critical problem-solving skills: ability to ask the right people the right questions at the right time in the right way. 
  • Detail oriented: ability to become a subject matter expert to make informed decisions. 
  • Curiosity: demonstrate level of interest that enables inventiveness 
  • Execution: demonstrate that follow through is given as much attention as problem solving 
  • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines, including product design, quality, construction, production, supply chain, controls, external vendors, etc. 
  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines of multiple simultaneous projects and challenges. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and aptitude for learning quickly. 
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally as required. 

THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL WORK: 

 Department: Cell Engineering 

Location: Palo Alto, CA 

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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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