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Senior Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, Castings Tooling

Company: Rivian
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 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.


* Join a team developing the next generation body, chassis & drive unit structural components for Rivian! * Build and manage a team working on manufacturing tools needed for launching & producing large casting. * Define and execute on strategic milestones for implementing and scaling world class cast metal manufacturing tools focused on achieving new product targets and industry leading quality * Execute on product and process validation path to achieve world class manufacturing objectives. * Define and deliver prototype casting tools * Define and deliver multiple production casting projects * Work with design engineers across multiple disciplines to influence product design with an eye towards advanced manufacturing * Work on a multitude of technologies concurrently to continually assess mass production viability * Work with external and internal suppliers to deliver needed equipment * Define production support requirements and help build local operations teams for continued program success.


* Masters/PhD degree in Material/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, or similar technical field - preferred or equitable experience * 3+ years of experience managing a team * 7+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering * Experience with high pressure die casting of various alloys * Experience with mold flow analysis * Ability to scale a team, scale prototyping, scale production * Deep experience in manufacturing engineering and production challenges * Ability to lead a team to accomplish company goals 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 * Structured: able to organize chaos thru methodical framework and documentation to achieve goals harmoniously * Capable 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 centers

Equal Opportunity

Rivian 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.


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