Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Mechanical Joining
Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022
Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Mechanical Joining 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. - We operate
development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California
(Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto);
Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a
manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. Responsibilities:
- Be responsible for mechanical joining system specification,
implementation, validation and process improvement for applications
on closure, body structure, battery frame throughout project
- Work with manufacturing team to ensure optimized production
tooling design for robust mechanical joining process.
- Partner with production operations engineers and leaders to
ensure successful ramp and long term production.
- Perform continued mechanical joining process optimization in
current and future model production environment.
- Develop new mechanical joining methods in conjunction with
product engineers, materials engineers and equipment vendors.
- Provide production feedback to design engineering teams to
ensure manufacturability of product without compromising
functionality and performance.
- Lead and assist production in all quality and process related
joining topics and issues.
- Lead and implement weld control plans and requirements.
- Asist and develop PM procedures, PFMEA, weld training program
and champion the training practices.
- Be responsible for and ensure safety, quality, cost, timing &
throughput targets are being achieved on all projects.
- Be part of a world-class engineering team, with a focus on high
quality work and rapid project deployment.
- Challenge assumptions that are not backed up by a thorough
engineering evaluation. Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree (mechanical engineering or other similar
technical fields) Or Equivalent experience.
- 5+ years of hands-on experience of robotic mechanical joining
process design, equipment specification, system configuration,
parameter optimization, process validation, and in process
monitoring in automotive or related industry.
- Deep understanding of tooling impacts to the mechanical joining
process, the pros and cons of different mechanical joining
processes ( SPR, FDS, RivTac, Clinch, EJOT, FlexWeld, FlowForm,
Friction Stir, etc), in-line process systems.
- Deep understanding of joinability and limitations of steel,
aluminum in different similar and dissimilar metal mechanical
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
- Experienced in working within 2D & 3D CAD environments.
- Knowledgeable in high and low volume manufacturing skills
(cycle time, quality control, efficiency, equipment selection,
return on investment, etc.).
- Demonstrate ability to solve complex technical problems and see
the solution implemented to a high level of accuracy &
- Ability to follow general guidance on deliverables and
self-guided to develop a path to completion.
- Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross
functional disciplines, including vendors. #LI-EM1 Rivian is an
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