Sr. Test Engineer, Remanufacturing



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

As a Sr. Test Engineer, you will be responsible for seeking viable solutions to remanufacture products in battery, drive unit/inverter and chargers. The Sr. Test Engineer will have the chance to develop customized testing procedures and oversee projects from design for remanufacturing, production set up, and equipment validation. The Sr. Test Engineer will collaborate with Design Responsible Engineers (DRE), Reliability, and Service Warranty to help influence design, manufacturing, and serviceability of remanufactured products. The Sr. Test Engineer will be based out of our Shepherdsville, KY facility and reports directly to an Engineering Manager.


  • Collaboration with Remanufacturing and Plant Engineers to ensure a coordinated approach to testing and validation
  • Coordinates and performs tests at the quality control stage of the remanufacturing process.
  • Gathers and studies information regarding materials and components to be used in production.
  • Regularly create coherent and informative reports and communicate findings across various levels of the business
  • Drafts proposals for testing programs and operating procedures; outlines the specific testing conditions to be applied.
  • Tests new products; develops systems to gather digital data during testing.
  • Collate and manage data that will form the body of various technical reports and statistics
  • Studies the data gathered during testing and evaluates the validity of the results.
  • Partner with the Remanufacturing and cross-functional teams to develop new methodologies to keep Rivian at the forefront of the industry.
  • Identifies any problems with new products; makes adjustments or recommendations to resolve problems.
  • Continues testing and analysis until results are within product requirements and specifications.
  • Be an active participant in technical meetings to ensure the team is adequately represented
  • Drafts detailed technical reports to present findings; based on findings, recommends modifications needed to correct production problems.
  • Develop battery tests in coordination with on- and offsite DRE’s and Jama documented performance requirements
  • Develops ongoing quality control testing procedures to be incorporated into the regular production process.
  • Assist in automating management of all test results, including overall performance and failure analysis
  • Perform other duties as assigned, requested, and needed


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in computer science/Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in product development, automotive preferred
  • 3+ years’ experience in a testing lab space (internship acceptable)
  • 3+ years’ experience in programming (Python, SQL, LabVIEW or other relevant language)
  • 3+ years’ experience working with High Voltage equipment such as EV batteries, DC Fast Chargers, or other Power Electronics
  • 1-3 years’ experience with Enerchron, NHR, NI, or similar
  • Foundational knowledge of engineering first principles
  • Thorough communication skills, written and verbal
  • Proven effective time management and problem solving skills
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (JAMA, JIRA)

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

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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.  


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