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.
The Process Engineering Manager will lead and coordinate the daily activities of the Battery Assembly process engineering team, set goals for responsiveness, and develop implementation plans. They will be responsible for supporting production goals by driving process optimization, equipment troubleshooting, work standardization, and continuous improvement activities.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Plans and directs all process engineering activities and personnel within the assigned battery assembly area
- Ensures proper and effective support of new product launches
- Works as a partner to production to support all production goals through process ownership and improvement
- Determine the ‘Best Practice’ process approach of material, tooling, equipment, and labor process
- Leads development of robust standardized work and troubleshooting procedures
- Helps to develop/optimize plant layouts and materials/product flow plans via internal and/or external sources
- Assists in the preparation of Process Failure Mode and Effect Analyses (PFMEA), Process Design Sheets, Process Flow Diagrams, and other Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities
- Leads and/or participates in all continuous improvement activities within area of responsibility, and ensures participation of direct reports in these activities, as needed
- Evaluates departmental training needs, schedules employees for training, and ensures their attendance of both local and outside seminars, as required
- Develops annual department goals in support of Rivian’s stated corporate goals, and reviews and follows-up on the status of achieving these goals
- Review, interpret, and summarize data to establish goals for the team and report KPIs to management for area of responsibility in battery assembly
- Works closely with manufacturing engineering to support on-time delivery and commissioning of all equipment necessary to support new product launches
- Maintains open lines of communications with, and serves as a liaison between production teams, manufacturing engineering, design engineering, and suppliers regarding new product launches and production issues
- Manages budget for area of responsibility and operations within the department per company set goals
- Performs all other duties as assigned
- Must have good communication skills – both verbal and written.
- Experience with supporting/leading development of high-volume manufacturing processes and production equipment (Mechanical, electrical, control systems, automation, robotics, adhesive systems, etc.)
- Experience and/or certification in Six Sigma DMAIC, Lean Assembly Principles, Time Studies using MTM or MODAPTS (6 Sigma greenbelt or blackbelt preferred)
- Experience and/or Knowledge in DOE, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance, Equipment / Tooling best practices, Error Proofing, PFMEA, and control plan
- Experience in using 2D & 3D Modeling tools (AutoCAD, CATIA/ENOVIA)
- Knowledge of statistical process control / control charts and data analytics software; ex. Excel, Minitab, Tableau
- Experience reporting out, creating, and managing KPIs in a production environment
- Demonstrated project management and leadership skills
- Creative problem-solving skills
- Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a related discipline
- 5 to 10 years of experience in high volume manufacturing environment to include (Automotive/battery manufacturing experience preferred)
- 3 to 5 years of experience in Manufacturing/Process Engineering; and
- 2 years of experience in a lead, supervisory, or management position preferred
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