Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Battery



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

Rivian is looking for a highly motivated Staff Manufacturing Engineer to contribute to the development of existing and next generation battery manufacturing strategies. This is an exciting opportunity to take new our Battery platforms from initial concept through prototype development, validation builds, and into full production This position is highly cross-functional, requires exemplary communication skills, and relies on the ability to understand and balance product design and manufacturing system objectives.  This role reports into the Sr. Manager of Battery. 


  • Lead battery module and battery pack assembly line equipment, automation and process projects from initial concept to full scale production. Accountable/responsible for successful project execution measured in terms of cost, safety, performance and delivery schedule 
  • Combine innovative mechanical and controls techniques to establish new methods of assembling and testing high voltage battery assemblies. 
  • Ensure equipment and process compliance with applicable standards, policies, acts, regulations and codes 
  • Develop equipment and process specifications, assess vendor capabilities and make sourcing recommendations based on data 
  • Provide in depth design for manufacture (DFM) feedback to the Product Engineering team to ensure that our assembly processes are cost efficient, robust and deliver high quality results 
  • Solve technically complex problems using fundamental, data driven methodologies 
  • Lead research and development activities for new manufacturing technologies that address assembly and automation challenges 
  • Lead feasibility studies to aid validation of manufacturing strategies 
  • Partner with and set expectations between cross functional teams to ensure stakeholder engagement and satisfaction with the engineering solutions delivered 
  • Develop standards and processes as a foundation for how the Manufacturing Engineering team operate 
  • Provide technical expertise and support to enable the Operations team to succeed including training, documentation and trouble shooting 
  • Identify and drive corrective actions for process quality and performance issues 


  • BS/MS/PhD in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics (or equivalent) 
  • Hands-on experience in building/troubleshooting automation systems and acquiring experimental data 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in an automated manufacturing environment 
  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines of multiple simultaneous projects and challenges 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and aptitude for learning systems quickly 
  • Communicate effectively with direct team and peers within a manufacturing and engineering organization. This includes exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Detail oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills 

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.  


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