United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-23

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

New Model Line Manager

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. 


  1. Lead a team of Team Members, Team Leads and Group Leads during the assembling of prototype vehicles.
  2. Ensure safety for their team and anyone in their work areas.
  3. Coordinate with stakeholders, upstream and downstream in the product life cycle:
    1. Align schedules with key teams such as Product Launch, Project Management, etc. for the receiving and finishing of new builds.
    2. Coordinate with Manufacturing and Production Engineering, as well as General Assembly for training and information sharing related to new models coming to production.
    3. In conjunction with the appropriate players, utilize tools such as Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFMA), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Job Observation, etc., for the improving of new vehicles design and assembly processes.
    4. Organize efforts to identify and collect key data on metrics related to ease of manufacturing, assembly cycle times, assembly sequence, etc.
  4. Grow team in technical skills and leadership by providing opportunities for formal training, as well as daily coaching and mentoring.
  5. Work with EHS to continually monitor and improve the safety conditions in their areas of responsibility.
  6. Lead efforts to implement and maintain 5S in all areas of supervision.
  7. Provide status reports during daily meetings, as needed.
  8. Other tasks as assigned by their Sr. Manager.

Job Qualifications and Requirements

  1. A 4-year college degree, and/or 10+ years of hands-on experience.
  2. Previous automotive production aptitude a strong plus.
  3. Expertise in General Assembly, as well as the Vehicle Prototype (VP) Line strongly desirable.
  4. Proficiency with multiple vehicle models (e.g., R1, EDV, etc.) a strong plus.

This is where you’ll work:

Department: Manufacturing General Assembly

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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