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Sr. Resident Engineer, High Voltage Distribution

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Normal
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

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.


  • Primary contact to represent High Voltage Distribution group in Rivian's Production Manufacturing location.
  • Support all aspects of High Voltage Distribution Systems issues related to design, assembly or quality.
  • Work with component owners to review / complete all process assembly documentation (PAD) and ensure assembly sequences are followed in plant.
  • Support failure analysis activities throughout launch and production life. This includes internal issues as well as Warranty / Field issues.
  • Participate in meetings with cross functional teams (Plant Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, etc.) to represent High Voltage Distribution group.
  • Participate in technical discussions to assure issue containment up to resolution.
  • Collect, maintain, and report out on a range of product assembly High Voltage issues.
  • Track all reported issues from the plant and ensure they are communicated to the component owners within High Voltage Distribution System or cross function areas.
  • Using problem solving tools and techniques, trouble shoot all high voltage issues with the manufacturing team.
  • Lead High Voltage Distribution cost reduction and continuous improvement initiatives related to assembly.
  • Coordinate and execute in-plant design changes, trials and reworks related to High Voltage Distribution Systems.
  • Ensure any rework instructions and rework activities are completed in-house at the production location.
  • Coordinate supplier visits to the plant to ensure that any activities requiring supplier intervention are completed with the supplier in-house.
  • Coordinate high voltage component reception and actions for trials, analysis of issues or engineering changes.
  • Support Campaign Prevention Reviews.
  • Support wire harness and vehicle assembly builds at all stages of pre-production and production.
    • BSME or BSEE degree with at least 5 years of automotive work experience in areas like: engineering design, release, vehicle testing or manufacturing (OEM or Tier 1).
    • Favorable experience includes:
        • High Voltage distribution systems (electrical wiring).
        • Electric propulsion systems (Motor, Inverter, Battery, etc.).
        • High voltage components (Inverter, Converter, Charger, Charge Inlet, etc.)
        • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and design changes.
        • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills with a bias for action and issue resolution.
        • Ability to understand inter-dependency of different components.
        • Understanding of hardware design and failure modes.
        • Understanding of engineering theory and principles of operation of mechanical/electrical mechanisms.
        • Understanding of vehicle electrical architectures and components.
        • Understanding of end of line plant testing.
        • Familiarity with BoM, CATIA, GD&T, DFMEA and DVP&R.
        • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and electrical diagrams.
        • Skilled with the use of a variety of hand and portable tools.
        • Analytical mindset with the ability to navigate between fine details and the big picture for problem resolution.
        • Knowledge of requirements for vehicle performance and testing (durability, NVH, vehicle dynamics, thermal, aerodynamics, etc.)
        • Some domestic travel (-10%) may be required to support development and Supplier readiness.

          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 .

          Candidate Data Privacy

          Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes ("Candidate Personal Data"). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.

          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.

          Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Normal , Sr. Resident Engineer, High Voltage Distribution, Professions , Normal, Illinois

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