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Technical Program Manager - Body Shop

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

Job Description:

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. Role Summary As one of our Technical Program Managers, you will oversee - Manufacturing Engineering - projects from concept through launch, including conceptualization, design, procurement, installation, commissioning, and turnover to - Operations . This role will focus on the development of - Rivian' s core - factory - equipment and processes -in the Battery Pack and Module areas. Responsibilities

  • Work with the cross-functional team to build a comprehensive plan for each project, highlighting the critical path. Track actual progress against the plan. Plan covers all aspects - scope, cost, timing.
  • Highlight and -actively -troubleshoot risks or misses against the plan.
  • Build and improve project execution tools and processes.
  • Distill organizational goals into strategic roadmaps and - break down -into program plans.
  • Actively cultivate Rivian company culture within the Manufacturing Engineering team.
  • Help fill organizational gaps to keep the critical path on track. - Examples - include :
  • Analyzing d ata to inform a prioritization or - problem-solving -activity
  • Managing - equipment suppliers -or -install ation - contractors
  • Facilitating tactical stand-ups or - problem-solving -activity
  • Understand ing - technical decisions and draw ing - connections between groups Qualifications
    • 3 + -years designing and launching equipment - and process - into manufacturing environments.
    • 2+ years - in a project manager role facilitating a cross-functional team -to deliver projects.
    • Prior e xperience - with - lithium based -energy storage systems - a plus.
    • Familiarity with a standard product development process -and common tools - such as - D /P FMEA, DV/PV testing, PPAP , etc.
    • Experience managing - 3 rd -party resources -such as contractors, skilled tradespeople, or suppliers.
    • BS in an engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical -or - Electrical .
    • Highly collaborative mindset and strong communication skills 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 -accessibility@rivian.com .

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Technical Program Manager - Body Shop, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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