Technician, Paintless Dent Repair (Nights)



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

Professional, effective, and highly capable repair technician with more than 1-2 year of experience troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing damage on vehicles. Capable of utilizing laptops or desk top computers to perform preventative maintenance activities daily. This position is located at our Normal, IL MFG facility and reports to a Group Leader in End of Line. 


  • Supports and contributes to Rivian World Class Manufacturing programs and processes and safety
  • Must be able to use lift devices, assembly tools.
  • Contributes to the team in continuous improvement actions.
  • Drive continuous improvement in safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee morale.
  • Work with metal, including popping dents and smoothing creases in vehicle bodies and chassis.
  • Ensures safety compliance and follow all rules.
  • Ensure production targets are achieved.
  • Follows written/documented processes, procedures, and activities.
  • Ensure quality and operation systems are implemented and functioning per standards,
  • Meets with team leads regularly to provide and obtain performance feedback. And plans according to team objectives.


  • Minimum 1-2 year experience with Paint less Dent Repair (PDR) preferred
  • Automotive collision repair experience
  • Ability to repair from dent to final completion all faucets of the process
  • Ability to weld sheet metal
  • Ability to Mend damaged body and fenders by hammering out or filling in dents and welding broken parts; ensure all gaps and fits are to industry standards
  • Experienced in using push bars and glue tabs to eliminate dents and other deformation defects on the vehicle body while maintaining the original paintwork
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools (e.g. welder, soldering equipment, cutting torch, blocks, hammers, wrenches, sander, spray guns, etc.)
  • Prepare car to be painted by sanding and refinishing them
  • Ability to take from metal damage to full 100% completion read to ship to customer
  • Knowledge of manufacturer's repair process 
  • Repair, replace and upgrade a variety of vehicle parts 
  • Preform final inspection checks to ensure that all issues have been detected and resolved before returning vehicle to customer
  • Ability to stand for 8+ hours a day 
  • Able to lift 25-50 lbs 

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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