Technician, Paint Process Engineering



Job Description

About Rivian

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. 

Role Summary

The Paint Process Engineering Technician will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring trials, launch activities and continuous improvement activities throughout paint shop. They will monitor the trial units through process tests to uphold the paint process control plan to ensure a quality product. They will be responsible for conducting a variety of quality tests on all processes in the paint shop (Pretreatment / Ecoat, Sealer, Primer, Topcoat, Spot Repair). The Paint Process Engineering Technician will assist Paint Process Engineers in gathering, analyzing and presenting data for troubleshooting and implementing corrective actions. May be assigned projects to work cross functionally or independently to support the Paint department needs


  • Communication and coordination with production and other departments (Body and GA) to run trials and tests
  • Monitor quality of launch trials and generate tracking of defects to drive resolution
  • Supports the Paint Process Engineering team in running process tests to ensure quality (Datapaqs, Film Builds, Audits, Viscosity, Wavescan, Air Balancing, PELT, etc)
  • Assist the Paint Process Engineering team to implement continuous improvement projects
  • Generates standards and update the Paint PFMEA, Control Plan as needed
  • Communicate effectively across various internal groups
  • Must be able to use hand tools, testing equipment
  • Contributes with problem solving and resolution for root causes related to quality, downtime
  • Ensures safety compliance and follow all rules
  • Follows written/documented processes, procedures, and activities. Assists in generating documents as required
  • Ensure quality and operation systems are implemented and functioning per standards
  • Gathering data, and consolidating into required formats. Analyzing data to improve the process and implementing standards and corrective actions.


  • Minimum Associates Degree, preferably in a technical field
  • Preferred 1 yr experience in manufacturing facility
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Understanding of paint defects and paint shop processes and equipment required
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with data collection equipment, root cause analysis
  • Technical and Mechanical aptitude
  • Organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Good Work Ethic

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for 8-12 hours per day.
  • Required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds.
  • Ability to perform all duties in a working environment that may contain dust, high noise levels, hot and cold weather.
  • Ability to access confined spaces (training to be provided), and areas only accessible by ladder

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

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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