United States, Virginia, Richmond, United States

Posted on: 2022-07-22

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Field Service Technician Trainee (Virginia)

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. 

The Role 

The Rivian Tech Trainee Program is building the Service team of the future to keep our world adventurous forever. Become a Trainee for a deep dive into what it takes to service and prepare our Electric Adventure Vehicles to be delivered to our customers as you work and attend school. Field Service technicians have the opportunity to work cross functionally with both manufacturing as well as service teams. Learn the latest electric vehicle technologies inside the classroom and put those theories into practice with hands-on training at the Rivian service centers. Upon the successful completion of your six month program, you will receive your Automotive Light Repair Certification and grow your career into the skilled trades. 



  • Attend 100% of scheduled lectures and labs 
  • Attend 100% of in person training exercises 
  • Maintain 3.0 GPA throughout the school year 
  • Balance a combined 40-hour schedule between class and on the job training 
  • Assist Rivian Service Technicians with repairs, troubleshooting, and vehicle maintenance 
  • Improve efficiency in service procedures without compromising quality and safety of the repair 
  • Pass all exams and complete all assignments 
  • Complete all Course Curricula Objectives 
  • Demonstrate Rivian’s Compass Principles Daily: Come Together, Ask Why, Stay Open, Zoom Out, Over Deliver 



  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Automotive Technology Degree, Certificate, or at least 2 years relevant work experience 
  • Basic Knowledge of Electrical Systems 
  • Willingness to relocate to any of our markets across the United States after program completion 
  • Basic computer skills, including navigating web browser and using standard Microsoft applications.  
  • Ability to lift 60lbs 
  • No drug or alcohol related driving incidents in the last 3 years 
  • No more than 1 serious moving violation in the last 3 years 
  • Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence that you will be driving/operating a vehicle 
  • Will be subject to continuous Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) monitoring 
  • Fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (proof required) 

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.  


Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.