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Staff Electrical Systems Launch Engineer



Other Engineering
Normal, IL, USA · United States
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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

Leading the on site investigation for electrical systems related concerns; partnering with manufacturing and software organizations on finding root cause for launch and production problems.

Rivian is seeking a world class leader to serve in the Staff Electrical Systems Launch Engineer role who will build and lead the issue resolution for repetitive concerns found in vehicles during production and launch environments.


  • Support Vehicle Electrical Hardware/Software Issues at our Normal, Il Plant and maintain manufacturing output.
  • Work cross functionally with other teams on root cause analysis.
  • Work closely with offsite engineering for trials.
  • Work with manufacturing partners and teams to increase quality through the complete product lifecycle.
  • Work with EOL teams on increasing test efficiencies.
  • Drive issues back to the owner for assessment and corrective action.
  • Report on findings to upper management.
  • Influence future design direction and technology improvements with Product Development.
  • Work with techs on hands on repairs and investigations.

Collaborate With:

  • Manufacturing teams to identify, understand, and resolve issues
  • General Assembly, EOL and Operations to identify areas of concern and drive containment
  • Engineering teams (Electrical/Software/Mechanical) to coordinate onsite activities, resolve, and root cause problems
  • Failure Analysis Labs to gather information and review data and evidence


  • BS+ Electrical Engineering, Mechanical, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, or Equivalent
  • Ability to collaborate with line workers and other engineers
  • Experience on major vehicle launches
  • 5+ years of experience working in a product development or volume manufacturing environment
  • Curiosity to dive deep into electrical, software, and mechanical issues
  • Ability to use diagnostics tools (oscilloscope, DMM, CANalyzer, calipers) to aide in debug
  • Demonstrated Strong Creative thinking and problem-solving toolbox.
  • Strong knowledge on reading electrical schematics.
  • Strong knowledge on wiring repairs.

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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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.