Senior Quality Engineer, Body Shop



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 Sr. Quality Engineer is responsible for quality system planning and performance for a the Body Shop. This position utilizes the combined skills of data analysis, manufacturing process knowledge, automotive quality tools, and 8D problem solving to support and improve a build team’s quality performance. The opening is located at our Normal, IL facility and reports directly to the Quality Manager of Body Shop Operations. 


  • Participate in APQP related to responsible area
  • Support manufacturing team equipment and process capability analysis
  • Develop product and process validation / inspection plans
  • Deliver quality tool training on various topics
  • Identify and contain suspect material – assist supplier quality functions
  • Own 8D/RCCA resolution for internal quality issues
  • Utilize metrology equipment to solve problems
  • Analysis and improvement of quality performance
  • Responsible for quality related continuous improvement projects
  • Monitor, create, and provide quality performance data for KPI boards
  • Performs 8D/PFMEA/Control plan review/update
  • Utilize warranty and dealer quality input to improve processes
  • Develop, maintain, and improve the quality culture within responsible area


  • Engineering, Quality, or Technical Bachelor Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • APQP (Design for Quality)
  • Problem solving experience – 8D method
  • Manufacturing/assembly process experience
  • Metrology equipment experience
  • CAD experience (Catia preferred)
  • Statistical process control / control charts
  • Minitab or similar software experience
  • Data analytics software skills; ex. Excel, Tableau, Looker, etc.
  • Kaizen / continuous improvement process experience
  • 6 Sigma greenbelt or blackbelt desired
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management 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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