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Staff Manufacturing Engineer - Joining Application Development

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

  • Be responsible for setting up a lab for welding/joining application development to meet the needs of current and future projects, including fusion welding, mechanical joining, high energy density welding, solid-station joining, bolting, adhesive joining, etc.
  • Be responsible for defining and executing test programming to establish welding configurations for given welding process and materials in development, prototyping, production phase.
  • Be responsible for assisting manufacturing in identifying and developing welding processes.
  • Develop new joining methods in conjunction with product engineers, materials engineers, and equipment vendors.
  • Support production operations engineers for successful and longer term production.
  • Perform studies for continues joining process optimization for current and future model production.
  • Participate and be responsible for weld components and systems PFMEAs.
  • Participate and be responsible for the joining related DFM to reduce cost and improve quality and reliability.
  • Assist and develop PM procedures, weld training program and champion the training practices.
  • 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: -
    • PhD or advanced degree in welding engineering or material science.
    • 9+ years of experience in welding/joining related manufacturing, engineering, or research & development role.
    • Deep understanding of joinability of steel, aluminum, and other advanced light weight material.
    • Extensive experience with at least two of the following welding and joining processes and corresponding equipment: self-pierce riveting, auto bolting, flow drill screw, clinching, spot welding, GMAW welding, projection welding, laser welding/brazing, friction stir welding, and hybrid join/bonding.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge and experience with joining method selection based on structural requirements, manufacturability, and cost.
    • Experience in DOE and validation procedure to create process specifications to ensure production processes meet engineering design intent, production issue trouble shooting and failure analysis.
    • Experienced in working within CAD design, GD&T, and PLM interface.
    • 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 & quality.
    • 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.

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Staff Manufacturing Engineer - Joining Application Development, Engineering , Palo Alto, California

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