This is what you'll do:
This is what you'll be responsible for:
Accountable for development and release of bespoke, provisional sub-components (e.g. grommets, channels/carriers, stamped or plastic-injection molded brackets, unique connectors, stamped GND terminals, etc.)
Collaborate with EDS DRE(s) to align 3D routing path interfaces for provisional components in the vehicle environment using CATIA v6 software
Develop and/or adopt test standards and gateway sub-components and materials into an approved component list (e.g. material properties, conformance requirements, cyclic corrosion, ergonomics, etc.)
Continuously improve Rivian best practices for harness provisional routing guidelines
Support pre-sourcing with developing concept studies for provisional components, supporting 2D/3D librarians for information gathering from Tier1 / Tier2 suppliers
Author RFI / RFQs, definition of SoW(s) and/or SoR(s), support supplier technical reviews and support definition of the most practical supplier for each program providing input for cost, quality, and responsiveness
Prepare PLM release process in Enovia (eBOM), by creating component PN(s), including tech and packaging variants, utilizing Risk Assessment Tooling (RAT) to establish safety critical and homologation aspects of each releasable component
Construct component complexity matrices, defining manufacturing sales codes strings by PN, including the fabrication of specific sales codes not defined in the product plan to support harness complexity, such as assembly and packaging variants
Ensure the definition of piece-price, prototype/production tooling costs, mass, and all other administrative specifications are defined prior to release in Enovia (eBOM)
Evaluate the state of the design in accordance with program mass, piece-price, and prototype/production tooling targets and harmonize them through an RoR Matrix
Author and illustrate performance test requirements to ensure component DVP&R, and that all vehicle level tests are completed prior to part warrant (e.g. humidity/accelerated aging/thermal shock, submersion, etc.)
Lead internal and supplier design reviews of all assigned provisional components ensuring closure of ALL issues, identifying design failure modes, supporting functional safety requirements, and ensuring completion of all related component and vehicle level DVP&R items
Support Rivian Vehicle Assembly and Tier1 builds, including on-site support for rapid design and rework for prototype / pre-production mule, electrical/mechanical static buck(s), and verification phases
Lead future program studies and develop concept models for early authoring of commercial documents
This is what you'll need:
Patience, kindness, self-control, confidently centered around a positive mental attitude
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, or related engineering disciplines
5+ years of automotive or aerospace harness assembly design and release experience
A current, industry standard knowledge of design verification testing required for provisional components
Experience with harness sub-components, metal stamping, plastic-injection molding, rapid prototype tooling and molds
Effective ability to select appropriate coverings for protection against abrasion / serrations / BSR/NVH / EMI, that also accommodate harness geometries for packaging, understanding cost / design differentials
Effective ability to package provisional components in 3D virtual environment, understanding non-compliant ergonomics, tach-times, and vehicle assembly sequencing
3D CAD experience with CATIA v5/v6, NX, SolidWorks, or etc.
2D CAD experience with AutoCAD, MentorGraphics, Arcadia, or etc.
Willingness to develop new technologies for future programs
Fluent in English (speaking, reading, writing, and listening)
Self-driven, displaying initiative with minimal supervision
Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Visio, and Power Point
This is where you'll work:
Department: Low-Voltage Electrical (LVE)
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.
We operate development centers in Plymouth, MI, Irvine CA and San Jose, CA, and Surrey, England, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.