Sr. Remanufacturing Technician



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

Working together with your team, the Sr. Remanufacturing Technician will be responsible for the disassembly and reassembly of selected Rivian powertrain and electric components returned from Service Centers. You will safely and accurately record the condition of returned components during the disassembly EV propulsion systems (HV battery packs, Drive Units, and Power Electronics). During remanufacturing and reassembly, the Remanufacturing Technician II will be responsible for recording critical data to track reliability and quality. Ideal candidates would be one who is open to new ideas and loves to continuously learn. To be successful in this role you must have a customer-first approach, a quality core, and a team centered mentality. 



  • Primarily responsible for technical analysis and initial triage of field return parts 

  • Actively support and help develop remanufacturing processes, launch, ramp, and future deployments 

  • Perform technical analyses, document issues, prioritize and escalate to the appropriate assignee 

  • Accurately and clearly communicate detailed steps taken to verify issues 

  • Support cross-functional teams to identify the root cause of issues 

  • Perform part receiving tests, repairs, and end of line tests – at all complexity levels 

  • Support campaign and containment activities 

  • Perform work in accordance with standard methods, while identifying continuous improvement opportunities that do not compromise quality or safety 

  • Support production activities as necessary.  

  • Embody a collaborative team spirit in an ever-changing environment – working with field service, production, and product development teams to strengthening organizational learning 

  • Promote and maintain a safe and organized (5S) working environment 

  • Additional plant support, including travel, may be required depending on business need 


  • Automotive Technology Degree, certification, or equivalent experience
  • Two to four years as an Engineering Technician, Diagnostic Technician, or mechanical or electrical production experience
  • Fundamental understanding of mechanical power transmission (gears, bearings, lash, lubrication, etc.) and knowledge of EV powertrains preferred
  • Fundamental understanding of high and low voltage electrical circuits, including electric motors and high voltage batteries.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and mechanical assembly drawings is valued
  • Strong, verbal, and written communication and organization skills
  • Detail oriented with the inclination to stop and consider the big picture where necessary
  • When necessary able to convert to a production-oriented mindset and to meet output requirements.
  • Ability to support alternate shifts and work schedules if needed
  • No drug or alcohol related driving incidents in the last 3 years
  • No more than 1 serious moving violation in the last 3 years
  • Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence that you will be driving/operating a vehicle
  • Will be subject to continuous Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) monitoring
  • Ability to stand for 8-10 hours per day 
  • Frequent use of hands to handle or feel material during quality inspections and performing day to day responsibilities 
  • Occasionally required to climb, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch 
  • Required to communicate using telephone and/or e-mail 
  • Ability to read, view, and interpret documents such as safety rules, SOPs, and repair instructions 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs 
  • Ability to perform all duties in a working environment that may contain dust, high noise levels, hot and cold weather

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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