United States, California, Irvine, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-29

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Manager, Electro-Mechanical Component Engineering

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. 

Summary: Oversee a team of engineers on the design and development supplier collaborated user input electronics from start to finish including switchgear, switching modules and similar systems as well as working with external teams on electro-mechanical related product development.

This is what you’ll do:

  • Lead a team and develop electro-mechanical components through all design stages.
  • Grow and mentor younger engineers through the electrical development process as well as supporting cross-functional teams with their electro-mechanical designs.
  • Work alongside user experience and studio teams to incorporate positive brand image while ensuring manufacturing feasibility and usability
  • Develop clear specifications and design standards
  • Develop DVP and internal test plans related to performance at component and vehicle level.
  • Manage internal resources, interface with suppliers, and collaborate with all Rivian organizations.
  • Support design, sourcing, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing activities.
  • Research, establish, and achieve targets for performance, quality, cost, investment, and weight.


This is what you’ll need:

  • S. or higher in Electrical Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience on Electro-mechanical components
  • Experience working with Class A-Surface materials
  • Knowledge of validation requirements related to electromechanical components including low power circuits, painted parts and moving components.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a high level of integrity
  • Ability to self-direct and adapt quickly to program changes.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and certification requirements.
  • Experience self-managing issues to closure involving all necessary teams.
  • Experience with writing component specifications
  • Ability to understand electrical topology and circuit diagrams.

This is where you’ll work:

Department: Electrical Engineering – Vendor Electronics

Location: Irvine, CA

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].

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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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