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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. 

Role Summary

The Sr. Manager, Electrical Distribution will be responsible and accountable for ensuring all assigned Harness Assemblies are readied for release to support mass production in accordance with Rivian engineering best design practices, considering, DFM/DFA, and APQP/PPAP supplier quality standards. 

The manager will lead multiple project teams and grow engineers technical and program skills from initial vehicle platform design, production ramp-up, mid-cycle actions, through to end-of-life for assigned Harness Assemblies. 

Responsibilities

  • Build and lead a team of world class engineers to support design and development of electrical distribution systems for Consumer and/or Commercial Vehicle Lines.
  • Continuously improve Rivian best practices for Harness Assembly guidelines and review with Director to revise the guidelines for approval
  • Drive innovation around vehicle architectures and electronic components across Rivian Consumer and Commercial Products
  • Support cross-functional sourcing activities
  • Collaborate closely with Product, Engineering, and Supply Chain leads across the organization to own high-volume delivery
  • Review final wire harness outputs and coach members to achieve all harness requirement including assemblability, manufacturability, routing quality, durability and evaluation requirements.
  • Support Rivian Vehicle Assembly and Tier1 builds, including on-site support for rapid design and rework for prototype / pre-production mule, electrical/mechanical static buck(s), and verification phases
  • Report project health to Director with thorough but concise status, studies and next steps outlined.

Collaborate With:

  • Electronic design teams to drive consistency and performance feedback
  • Supply Chain to build strong business and technical relationships with all suppliers
  • Manufacturing and Quality Departments to ensure successful vehicle build execution
  • Program and Project Management to create and execute against ambitious product roadmaps
  • Test and Development teams to ensure vehicles operate within performance specifications with high reliability

Qualifications

  • Patience, kindness, self-control, confidently centered around a positive mental attitude
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical, Electrical, or related engineering disciplines
  • 12+ years of automotive or aerospace harness assembly design and release experience
  • A current, industry standard knowledge of design verification testing required for various Harness Assemblies
  • Deep technical understanding of balancing volume, weight, power density, thermal density, and cost
  • Expert level knowledge of different manufacturing, assembly, and tooling methods
  • Knowledge of, through experience packaging and testing dynamic harness conditions
  • Experience in high volume mass production, automotive experience preferred
  • Fluent in English (speaking, reading, writing, and listening)
  • Self-driven, displaying initiative with minimal supervision

Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Visio, and Power Point

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