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Senior Electrical Engineer - Cell Formation

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

  • Join a team developing next generation battery cells for Rivian!
  • Own process/equipment within the Formation Cell Manufacturing Engineering team
  • Own OCV and IR tooling and firmware
  • Work with cell team on formation related issues in production, work with team to assess path forward
  • Collaborate with various teams including design, quality, production to deliver ideal manufacturing solutions
  • Work with external and internal equipment suppliers to deliver manufacturing line
  • Electrical Engineer will be responsible for development of controller board of power converters such as PFC and DC-DC converters
  • Work with power electronics team to deliver in-line power electronic solutions for formation processes
  • Writing, testing and debugging code for controller board processor Qualifications:
    • Minimum 6 years of relevant industrial experience with BS, or 3 years with MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Deep understanding of ADC, DAC and high precision voltage and current measurement circuit design (0.05% FS)
    • Experience in EMI and mitigation methods
    • Develop detailed computer simulations (PSpice, LTSpice, TINA, etc) to investigate and verify the circuit design performance
    • Experience in design of microprocessor/FPGA based controller boards
    • Experience in multi-layer PCB design and assembly with proficiency in CAD tools (e.g., Altium Designer, Cadence, etc) for components creation, schematic capture, and layout design.
    • Familiar with relevant IPC standards such as IPC-6012 and IPC-A-610
    • Programming experience in C/ C++/ VHDL/ Verilog and capability of delivering high-quality code for MCUs (with CLB) and FPGAs
    • Familiar with UART/I2C/SPI/RS485
    • Strong HW bring-up and debugging skills
    • Experience in the testing, debugging and validation of power converters, energy storage sub-systems and batteries is a plus
    • Familiar with global safety and EMC/EMS certifications (UL, FCC, CE, etc) and develop products to pass the relevant codes
    • Knowledge of environmental, reliability requirement for automotive, industrial and residential applications and experience in reliability tests (HALT, ALT, etc)
    • Able to work as a team and independently.
    • Proven ability to scale process/equipment from lab to high volume
    • 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 working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines, including product design, quality, construction, production, supply chain, controls, external vendors etc.

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Palo Alto , Senior Electrical Engineer - Cell Formation, Professions , Palo Alto, California

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