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. 

ROLE SUMMARY

The Lead Safety Engineer will be involved with the design and specifications for new machinery and equipment for Engineering & Manufacturing sites. This role will also be an active participant in equipment acceptance testing and commissioning as well as evaluating proposed changes to equipment and machinery for safety requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with engineering, operations, and equipment vendors for design and commissioning activities​
  • Develop equipment safety standards where needed and continuously improve existing standards​
  • Complete risk assessments in accordance with ISO 12100 and Rivian standards​
  • Conduct equipment safety buyoffs with a cross-functional team​
  • Identify opportunities and suggest corrective actions for continuous improvement ​
  • Create and deliver training related to equipment and machinery safety​
  • Work with department EHS staff to support the shop as needed​
  • Participate in learning teams, investigations, inspections, audits, etc. as needed​

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Automated manufacturing experience in a high-volume facility ​is required
  • Experience with ANSI, UL, NFPA, ISO, and other applicable standards​ is required
  • Experience interpreting electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic safety circuits and evaluating performance level & circuit structure ​is required
  • 5-8 years of equipment safety experience, risk assessments, and equipment commissioning​ is preferred 
  • CFSP/CFSE​ proficiency is preferred
  • Working knowledge of equipment maintenance, inspection, and testing requirements per state requirements and best practice guidance (API, ASME, ASTM standards) is preferred
  • Working knowledge of hazardous area classifications, occupancy classification, and hazardous material inventories is preferred
  • Competent skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Autodesk AutoCad. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in ABET-accredited Engineering program
  • Minimum of five years in the field or applicable work experience 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. 
  • The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • In the performance of the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel, and drive a motor vehicle.
  • Requires up to 10-50% travel for this role, domestic & international travel

 

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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.

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Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  

 

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