Rivian

United States, Illinois, Normal, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-23

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Quality Engineer - Policy & Procedure

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:

A quality engineer is responsible for the generation of a strategic plan to improve the business processes and increase production output. Duties include creating the company's quality standards and testing systems to reflect efficiency, reliability, and performance. Quality engineers are also responsible for the creation of documentation that reports issues and errors relating to the production process with efforts placed to find a solution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop policies and procedures for manufacturing that align to the cooperate architecture.
  • Develop and maintain continuous improvement to the Quality manual.
  • Work together with relevant teams and departments to improve products/process.
  • Steer document management system for the factory.
  • Ensure products/process adhere to company and industry quality standards.
  • Brainstorm and drive ideas to create solutions for identified problems.
  • Monitor and steer systematic problems through operations system (Rivian Concern System).
  • Formulate a strategic plan to increase productivity in the business.
  • Document results and findings after inspections are carried out.
  • Implement a working system to ensure conformity and accuracy in the production process.
  • Lead cross functional problem-solving teams.

Marginal Duties:

Potential business travel to support product /process/system development at company locations in Michigan and California.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Set goals for performance and deadlines in ways that comply with company’s plans and vision.
  • Organize workflow and ensure that team members understand their duties and delegated tasks.
  • Ensure adherence to legal and company policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • High proficiency in computer technology and systems operations.
  • APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) experience.
  • 8D or similar method problem solving experience.
  • Manufacturing/assembly process experience.
  • High proficiency with DFMEA, PFMEA, and control plans.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Statistical process control / control charts.
  • Good electronic communication software skills (MS Office, Minitab, email, etc.).
  • 6 Sigma greenbelt or blackbelt desired.

Education and/or Experience:

Engineering, Quality, Business, or Technical Bachelor-Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

5+ year’s experience in manufacturing environment.

Language, Mathematical, And/OR Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to communicate in a high-pressure environment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. 

In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to travel (frequency), drive a motor vehicle, communicate using telephone and e-mail.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.  

 

Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.