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Director, Cell Operations

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

Job Description:

Join us on a mission to build the best batteries for Rivian! - This is what you'll do:

  • Build a world-class, high functioning operations department within to deliver next generation battery cells for Rivian!
  • Define operations and maintenance program strategy to ensure a smooth transition from pilot to production
  • Push team to provide data driven solutions to methodically attack a plethora of issues
  • Provide guidance, sense of urgency and harmony to a large organization translating into seamless production
  • Outpace Rivian's EV ramp by providing the right balance of training programs, experience, and passion
  • Facilitate inter-departmental integration, work collaboratively to balance priorities to fix the wholistic system
  • Lead operation work that optimizes Li-Ion battery scalability, safety, cost, performance, environmental, social and governmental impacts
  • Design detailed operations roadmap milestones and timelines with resources needed to execute
  • Execute on high level company objectives carefully balancing conflicting priorities this is what you'll need
    • Masters/PhD degree in Material/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or similar technical field
    • 12+ years of experience in battery, design, process or manufacturing engineering
    • 7+ years of leadership experience
    • Extensive Cell Manufacturing/Operations experience
    • Proven ability to scale process/equipment from lab to high volume production
    • Demonstrated people management, team building, technical leadership and proven decision making skills;
    • Exceptional experimentation, system design, and materials characterization abilities;
    • Extensive experience with integrating and developing new products, materials, processes and equipment
    • A strong sense of urgency, work well under pressure and determine the right balance with competing demands
    • Experience in high-speed automation, mechanical design (CAD) and data collection (MES)
    • Highly data driven; familiar with statistical software and driving teams to make informed decisions
    • Ability to follow through and make significant progress in a fast pace, demanding, dynamic environment
    • Knowledgeable in high and low volume manufacturing (proto-typing, OEE, equipment selection, DFM, 8D, CAD)
    • Critical problem-solving skills: ability to ask the right people, the right questions at the right time in the right way
    • Detail oriented: ability to become subject matter expert in order to make informed decisions
    • Curiosity: demonstrate level of interest that enables inventiveness
    • Execution: demonstrate that follow through is given as much attention as problem solving
    • Capable of leading teams across several cross functional disciplines, including product design, quality, construction, production, supply chain, controls, external vendors etc.

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Director, Cell Operations, Executive , Palo Alto, California

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