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Manager, Manufacturing Engineering - Cell Solid State

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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 whats 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.RoleResponsibilities:Join a team developing the next generation battery cells for Rivian!Build and manage a comprehensive team working on manufacturing solid state batteriesWork with technology partners to define and deliver solid state battery cell line(s)Work with partners on determining key milestones and deliverables needed to be able to get to scaleWork on a multitude of technologies concurrently to continually assess mass production viabilityWork with external and internal equipment suppliers to deliver manufacturing line(s)Qualifications:Masters/PhD degree in Semiconductor/Materials/Chemistry/Battery Engineering, or similar technical field3+ years of experience managing a team preferred 7+ years of experience in Battery R&D and Manufacturing preferred Solid state material selection, prototyping (pouch building), manufacturing experience requiredExperience in electrochemical analysis / failure analysisAbility to scale a team, scale prototyping, scale productionDeep experience in R&D emphasis on scaling porotypes to high volume manufacturingAbility to lead a team to accomplish company goals in a fast pace, demanding, dynamic environmentCritical problem-solving skills: ability to ask the right people, the right questions at the right time in the right wayDetail oriented: ability to become subject matter expert in order to make informed decisionsCuriosity: demonstrate level of interest that enables inventivenessExecution: demonstrate that follow through is given as much attention as problem solvingStructured: able to organize chaos thru methodical framework and documentation to achieve goals harmoniouslyCapable of working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines, including product design, quality, construction, production, supply chain, controls, external vendors etc.Work with building design, construction and facilities in all phases of implementing new manufacturing linesEqual OpportunityRivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.PrivacyWe take your privacy seriously. For details please see our Candidate Privacy Notice.SDL2017

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