Body Operations Shift Manager

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United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-07-08

Category: emobility

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About the company:

Doing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to our mission is building a team of adventurous individuals determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves constantly. Stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking. Reframing old problems. Seeking new solutions. And operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. While our backgrounds are diverse, our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. Do you like doing the impossible? We’d love to hear from you.

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. 

This is what you’ll do:

  • Make a critical impact as you work with plant operations and manufacturing leaders and team members, drive continuous improvements and meet and exceed quality, cost and other goals.
  • Leverage your strong training and mentorship skills to manage and develop teams while also driving process improvements and serving as a change manager where needed.
  • Enjoy a welcoming atmosphere, ongoing challenges, and opportunities to learn and expand your skills.
  • Have the autonomy to make key contributions combined with the support of other managers.
  • Have opportunities to take on additional responsibilities and/or pursue advancement in our global organization.
  • Ensuring the assembly of quality products at or below budgeted production costs to meet marketplace demand.
  • Developing departmental plans and priorities.
  • Leveraging your Lean Six Sigma and analytical skills to identify gaps and implement process improvements.
  • Supporting managers and supervisors.
  • Helping to manage and develop teams.
  • Team/department performance results.
  • Lead a team that designs industry leading body repair methods, technical bulletins, tooling specifications, design service parts, engineering analysis requests,
  • Assess vehicle crash tests for design of economical repair methods and service parts
  • Partner across the Service and Engineering teams to ensure smooth implementation of repair information for global markets
  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously to support successful vehicle launches, managing plan, tasks, risks, resolution, communications and implementation.
  • Coordinates resources, provides clear direction and timelines for deliverables, and delegates tasks across team.
  • Manage human and material resources to meet production targets and KPI’s.
  • Meeting daily quality goals set by KPI’s.
  • Ensures shop floor organization, production, safety, and department 5’s.
  • Proactively and regularly develops and manages team member’s performance and capabilities, based upon company KPI’s.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish plant/company goals and objectives.

This is what you’ll need:

  • 7+ years working experience in Manufacturing environment (preferably Automotive).
  • 3-5+ years Manufacturing Supervisory Experience (preferably automotive).
  • Must have good understanding of manufacturing procedures and practices.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing
  • Process and detail oriented
  • Understanding of labor budgets, KPI's, and efficiency reporting
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to coach and mentor
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, manufacturing, or related field of study
  • 5+ Years of experience in Body Shop Operation, repair, body service part design,
  • 5+ Years of leading direct and indirect teams, and marshalling resources in a lean complex global environment.
  • Proven ability to work independently, managing large, complex projects or teams across a distributed organization.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and navigate through an ambiguous environment; enjoy challenges.
  • Ability to deliver results through influence without authority.
  • Highly organized, with good time management skills and acute attention to detail.
  • Six Sigma experience preferred

This is where you’ll work:

Department: Manufacturing Body Shop

Location: Normal, IL

Equal Opportunity

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 [email protected].

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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