Group Leader, General Assembly (R1-3rd Shift)



Job Description

About Rivian

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 Group Leader position is one of the most important here at Rivian. Our group leaders motivate their teams to be their best and drive best practices to hit production milestones.  Our team members and team leaders rely on the direction and support of their Group leaders for every shift to provide leadership and motivation. The opening will be located at our Normal, IL facility and reports directly to the General Assembly Manager. 


  • Supervise and support Team Members/Team Leaders by empowering them to continuously improve their processes.
  • Teach Team Members/Team Leaders to resolve problems through a team-oriented approach.
  • Assist in the development of standardized work.
  • Assist in the development of station layouts.
  • Train, develop, and mentor Team Members/Team Leaders.
  • Monitor and report on Key Process Indicators such as Safety, Production, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Monitor and manage budget within Area of responsibility.
  • Drive resolution to “non-conforming” material in order to keep scrap cost to a minimum.
  • Maintain employee records regarding:  Safety, Training, Job Qualifications, Deficiencies, Schedule, Attendance and Overtime.
  • Conduct Team Member/Team Leader Performance Evaluations.
  • Communicate best practices, problem resolution and performance data.
  • Maintain a high-quality relationship with all departments within the organization.
  • Support and participate in Launch and model change activities.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • Working knowledge in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook programs.
  • Leadership skills required.
  • Kaizen / continuous improvement process experience.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • Strong team orientation.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay within budget.
  • Ability to set tasks and responsibilities.
  • Quick decision making abilities.
  • Automotive experience preferred.
  • 3+ years supervisory experience in manufacturing environment.
  •                       OR
  • A combination of education and experience.
  • College Degree preferred.

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.

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