United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-09-16

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Group Leader - Module Battery

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:

  • Promote a safe atmosphere by ensuring all safety standards and guidelines are met and lead by example
  • Follow up with all necessary safety infractions following provided documentation and training
  • Hold self and all team members accountable to accomplish daily tasks as required
  • Supervise and support Team Members/Team Leaders by empowering them to continuously improve their processes
  • Teach Team Members/Team Leaders to resolve problems through a team-oriented approach
  • Assist in the development of standardized work
  • Assist in the development of station layouts
  • Train, develop, and mentor Team Members/Team Leaders
  • Monitor and report on Key Process Indicators such as Safety, Production, Quality, Delivery and Cost
  • Monitor and manage budget within Area of responsibility
  • Drive resolution to “non-conforming” material in order to keep scrap cost to a minimum
  • Maintain employee records regarding: Safety, Training, Job Qualifications, Deficiencies, Schedule, Attendance and Overtime
  • Conduct Team Member/Team Leader Performance Evaluations
  • Communicate best practices, problem resolution and performance data
  • Maintain a high-quality relationship with all departments within the organization
  • Support and participate in Launch and model change activities
  • May perform other duties as assigned

This is what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or relevant field preferred - Technical background would be considered
  • 3-5+ years supervisory experience in manufacturing environment or combo of education/experience
  • Ability to set tasks and responsibilities
  • Understands personal ownership of processes and expectations
  • Leadership skills - Experience developing teams and helping individuals grow
  • Working knowledge in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook programs
  • Kaizen / continuous improvement process experience
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Strong team orientation
  • Ability to meet deadlines and stay within budget
  • Quick decision-making abilities
  • Automotive experience preferred (plus for past battery experience)
  • These opportunities would be for Day & Night shift. Shift flexibility necessary

This is where you’ll work:

Department: Manufacturing Module 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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