Plastics Technician (2nd Shift)

Number of employees


United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-29

Category: emobility

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



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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. 

Job Summary: The injection molding process technician will support injection mold activity in the Normal Facility from initial mold tryout pre-production, through mass production. Mold support activity will include troubleshooting equipment & mold issues, mold changeovers, machine adjustments, and process monitoring.


  • Assist engineers in mold tuning and homeline development
  • Ensure proper startup and shutdown of machines
  • Ensure injection molding process is in accordance with approved procedures and process limits
  • Adjust process parameters to ensure dimensional and visual quality is adhered to
  • Mold changeover and initial part setup
  • Ensure first, middle, last piece part quality
  • Work alongside production, quality, and engineering to ensure quality parts are delivered to customer (assembly) in a timely manner
  • Determine correct course of action for issues that arise ​
  • Coordinate with Quality and Process engineering to implement solutions ​
  • Establish timelines for repair and impact to production ​
  • Support repair with other technicians and relevant partners and test/assess efficacy of repair​
  • Communicate recurring issues and actively support continuous improvement around station problem solving ​
  • Must be available for training on 1st shift before moving to 2nd shift working hours

Knowledge & Skill

  • Multi-Cavity Injection Molds
  • Multi-Gate Sequential Molding
  • Takeout Robot programming
  • Mold Changeovers
  • Strong communication skills to varying groups
  • Have subject matter expertise and deep understanding of their station – all standard work, machinery, parts, and the support members involved ​
  • Be knowledgeable of safety protocols and reporting, MES operations (Andon) and shop floor management ​
  • Problem Solving subject matter expert​
  • Station subject matter expert – knows how to resolve and trouble shoot most common issues ​
  • Know basic diagnosis and associated workflows

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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