Sr. Engineering Technician II



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 Engineering technician role exists to provide support and technical expertise to the entire engineering team with a primary responsibility to the Test and Development organization. Within this role you will be placed on a high-caliber team providing support and technical experience in order to move current products forward, and ensure future products meet and exceed design specifications. Our operations are an invaluable asset to Rivian, providing detailed, quality work everywhere from state-of-the-art testing facilities, to remote off-grid locations in order to prove our products can meet our goals. Our team members achieve this with a can-do mindset, strong partnerships, integrity, and attention to detail.


  • Perform diagnosis and repair of prototype vehicle’s electrical/mechanical/software systems
  • Fabricate and/or modify existing prototype components/fixtures
  • Maintain detailed records of all work performed
  • Maintain test equipment in operational condition by performing routine maintenance and making minor repairs/adjustments as needed
  • Install instrumentation, test equipment, and other components on prototype vehicles in accordance with engineering specifications, standards, and/or test procedures
  • Communicate directly with engineers and other technicians to ensure a high level of technical support
  • Load and transport prototype vehicles to specified test locations as needed. (Class A CDL a plus)
  • Test drive vehicles on closed tracks
  • Travel 50%


  • 5+ years of technician / mechanic work experience in the automotive industry. Electric/hybrid vehicle experience preferred
  • Valid driver license with clean record
  • Advanced driver training. (preferred)
  • Strong automotive electrical understanding
  • High Voltage electrical knowledge and training
  • CAN/LIN network understanding
  • Minor fabrication experience
  • Strong technical and mechanical ability
  • Minimum age of 21
  • No driving related suspensions or revocation of Driver License (within a 3-5 year period)
  • 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

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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