United States, California, Irvine, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-23

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Mechanical Systems Engineer

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 Rivian Service Operations Team is a dynamic group that ensures every Rivian driver receives premium service anytime vehicle maintenance or repair needs arise. We provide premium, seamless, and convenient solutions via our network of Rivian owned service centers, mobile service vehicles, and network of service parts. We are always looking for top talent - customer-centric professionals in a broad variety of roles to help us continuously develop and improve the quality and range of our service and products. The Service Operations Team at Rivian encompasses critical components of vehicle service such as service engineering, collision repair, service parts, programs & operations, technical support, field teams, and remanufacturing. The Rivian Service Operations team is seeking a Mechanical Systems Engineer to further our Mobile Service vehicle development. You will be part of the team creating the next iterations of Rivian’s mobile service fleet, executing complex interior vehicle systems in terms of function and quality.


  • Responsible for Mechanical Engineering and Design to develop and support our fleet of mobile service vehicles
  • Partner with Vehicle Software, Electrical Engineering, and controls teams, to bring designs to volume production
  • Develop and support deployment of systems in service fleet vehicles in North America and globally
  • Work cross functionally with Service Engineering, Service Tooling, and Service Operations groups to develop Mobile Service compatible solutions to expand the abilities of our Mobile Service team
  • Interface directly with suppliers and service technicians to gather feedback, develop solutions, and come up with new developments
  • Innovate and challenge the traditional OEM automotive way of doing things
  • Prepare specifications, assembly instructions and design verification plans and reports
  • Responsible for carrying out validation testing on mechanical components
  • Identify, build, and manage build sequences and quality checks of assemblies and component level parts
  • Utilizes various process improvement techniques such as lean to implement best practices throughout assembly line.


  • 3+ years of experience with hands on prototyping and manufacturing techniques (3D printing, thermoforming, Sheetmetal operations)
  • Ability to conceptualize, generate, and release 3D CAD data along with experience in developing 2D drawings using GD&T
  • Demonstrated engineering experience in electrical power systems, communications systems, or controls systems
  • Coordinate supplier meetings and guide design reviews
  • Exposure to Plastics and Sheetmetal design is desirable
  • High proficiency with standard 3D Cad software, preferably Catia V5/V6
  • Experience taking a product from concept to production
  • Experience working in an automotive industry is desired
  • Exposure to product and process improvement techniques like lean manufacturing
  • Prefer candidates with experience in CAN diagnostics, Vehicle Software, or similar technologies
  • Experience with Enovia is a plus
  • Perform additional responsibilities as assigned
  • Ability to multi-task, provide attention to detail
  • Experience working in aftermarket or automotive service industry is a plus
  • Demonstrated examples of innovation and “out of the box” thinking

Education and Training

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering or similar technical degree 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.  


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