United States, Michigan, Plymouth, United States

Posted on: 2022-06-29

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Vehicle Safety Testing Technician

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. 


  • Provide hands on support to vehicle rebuild and teardown activities
  • Assist engineering & development teams towards analysis of test outcomes.
  • Collaboratively work with test engineers towards overall execution of testing
  • Assist and contribute towards full vehicle crash preparations, sled testing and other safety focused tests.
  • Support installation, extraction, retrofit and shipments of key safety components/assemblies
  • Maintain Rivian onsite workshop, ensuring right tools and equipment’s are available for vehicle setups
  • Support in fabricating and assembly of test fixtures and Maintain fixture repository working closely with respective test engineers
  • Coordinate and organize pre & posttest parts towards storage or secure recycling
  • Operate and maintain safe working environment for self and all other Rivian personnel.
  • Assist electrical teams in rewiring, repairing, retrofitting, installation and replacing low/high voltage vehicle content. (required necessary training will be provided)
  • This role reports directly to Rivian’s Safety Testing Management.


  • An associate degree in engineering or technology from an accredited institution or Automotive test technician training and or equivalent work experience is preferred.
  • Frequent travel, out of state will be required as per need.
  • Good understanding of the Automotive Safety components is MUST.
  • Collaborative working nature is MUST.
  • Good understanding of the low voltage and high voltage components. (Certification training will be offered upon joining)
  • Willingness to work in physical testing environment is MUST
  • Willingness to work extended work hours as vehicle preparations seldom go into night sessions.
  • Ability to operate heavy machinery, forklifts, strings, vehicle lifts. At times, some amount of heavy lifting may be required.
  • Basic software skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc..) are required
  • Effective communicator, up, down and sideways (verbal, emails, phone calls, text messages, incident reports etc.)


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.