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    Sr. Battery Test and Validation Engineer, Structural

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    Job Description

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    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. 

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    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

    Rivian's Energy Storage System (ESS) team is at the forefront of enhancing current battery products for existing vehicles and innovating new battery architectures for future vehicle concepts. The Structural/Materials Test & Validation team is tasked with testing and validating the structural functions and capabilities of battery packs to ensure they meet vehicle design and life requirements. This involves characterizing and validating structural subsystems and components from high-level assemblies down to the material and interface level.


    Responsibilities

    1. Influence Battery Pack Development: Collaborate on the development and design of Rivian's next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.

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    2. Test Plan Development: Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in Rivian's vehicle platforms.

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    3. Design Validation Planning: Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.

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    4. Equipment and Fixture Development: Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.

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    5. Methodology Improvement: Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.

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    6. Data Acquisition and Analysis: Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.

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    7. Mechanical and Electrical Behavior Evaluation: Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.

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    8. Feedback and Root Cause Analysis: Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.

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    9. Documentation and Technical Memory: Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including BoD, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.

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    10. Engineering Reviews: Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.

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    11. Lab Management & Interaction: Provide oversight and direction to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests. Maintain an organized, clean, safe andcomfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.

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    12. Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems.

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    13. Hardware Assembly & Integration: Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or related to interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.


    Qualifications

    \nBachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.\n
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    \nMinimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.\n
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    \nStrong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments, including but not limited to: \n
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    \no Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers\n
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    \no Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes\n
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    \no Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers\n
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    \nStrong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.\n
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    \nA strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems.\n
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    \nFamiliarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration.\n
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    \nFamiliarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation.\n
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    \nUnderstanding of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software, including but not limited to: \n
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    \no Power Spectral Density\n
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    \no Shock Response Spectrum \n
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    \no Fatigue Damage Spectrum \n
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    \no ANSYS, NASTRAN, nCode, and/or other similar structural analysis software\n
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    \nExperience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.\n
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    \nExperience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments.\n
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    \nProficiency in data processing tools like Python, Matlab, JMP.\n
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    \nExperience working with high voltage systems.\n
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    \nStrong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).\n
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    \nApproximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.\n
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    Preferred Qualifications:

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    \nExperience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.\n
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    \nStrong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.\n
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    \nKnowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.\n
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    \nIn-depth knowledge and experience with theory behind reliability engineering principles.\n
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    \nFamiliarity with industry battery abuse testing guidelines, such as USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT\n
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    \nExperience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tools, such as DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)\n
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    \nFamiliarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, CANape.\n
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    \nUnderstanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.\n

    Pay Disclosure

    Salary Range for California-Based Applicants: $121000-140000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, and other factors permitted by law).

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    Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premium




    Equal Opportunity

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    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.

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    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.

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    Candidate Data Privacy

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    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. 

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    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. 

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

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    <script> window.jobDescriptionConfig = {"socialShare":true,"job":{"slug":"13989","category":[" Mechanical & Electrical Engineering"],"full_location":"Tustin, California","short_location":"Tustin, California","language":"en-us","languages":["en-us"],"client_code":"rivian","req_id":"13989","title":"Sr. Battery Test and Validation Engineer, Structural","description":"<strong>About Rivian</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">Rivian&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">As a company, we constantly challenge what&rsquo;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.&nbsp;</p> <br><strong>Role Summary</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Energy Storage System (ESS) team is at the forefront of enhancing current battery products for existing vehicles and innovating new battery architectures for future vehicle concepts. The Structural/Materials Test & Validation team is tasked with testing and validating the structural functions and capabilities of battery packs to ensure they meet vehicle design and life requirements. This involves characterizing and validating </span><span class=\\"s3\\">structural </span><span class=\\"s3\\">subsystems and components </span><span class=\\"s3\\">from high-level assemblies </span><span class=\\"s3\\">down to the material and interface level.</span></p> <br><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s2\\">1</span><span class=\\"s3\\">. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Influence Battery Pack Development: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate on the development and design of </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">2. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Test Plan Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> vehicle platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">3. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Design Validation Planning: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">4. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Equipment and Fixture Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">5. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Methodology Improvement:</strong></span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">6. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Data Acquisition and Analysis:</strong></span> <span class=\\"s3\\">Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">7. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Mechanical and Electrical Behavior</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> Evaluation</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">8. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Feedback and Root Cause Analysis:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">9. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Documentation and Technical Memory:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including </span><span class=\\"s3\\">BoD</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">10. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Engineering</span></strong><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong> Reviews:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">11. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Lab Management</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> & Interaction</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Provide </span><span class=\\"s3\\">oversight </span><span class=\\"s3\\">and </span><span class=\\"s3\\">directio</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests.</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Maintain a</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n organized,</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> clean, safe and</span><span class=\\"s3\\">comfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">12. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Cross-functional Collaboration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods </span><span class=\\"s3\\">between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">13</span><span class=\\"s2\\">. <strong>Hardware </strong></span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Assembly & </span><span class=\\"s2\\">Integration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> related to</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.</span></p> <br><strong>Qualifications</strong><br><br><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Minimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">A strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understandin</span><span class=\\"s3\\">g of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Power Spectral Density</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock Response Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Fatigue Damage Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">ANSYS, NASTRAN, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">nCode</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, and/or other similar structural analysis software</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Proficiency in data processing tools like Python, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Matlab</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, JMP.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience working with high voltage systems.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Approximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.</span></div><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Preferred Qualifications:</span></strong></p><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">In-depth knowledge and experience with</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> theory behind</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> reliability engineering principles.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guideline</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tool</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">CANape</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.</span></div> <br><strong>Pay Disclosure</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Salary Range for California-Based Applicants: $121000-140000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, and other factors permitted by law).</p><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premium</p> <br><strong class=\\"jdheading\\"></strong><br><br><h4><strong>Equal Opportunity</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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.</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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&nbsp;<a href=\\"mailto:candidateaccommodations@rivian.com?subject=Application%20to%20Rivian%20-%20Assistance%20Request\\" target=\\"_blank\\" rel=\\"noopener\\">candidateaccommodations@rivian.com</a>.</p><h4><strong>Candidate Data Privacy</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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 (&ldquo;Candidate Personal Data&rdquo;). 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.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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&rsquo;s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.</strong></p>","location_name":"14192 Franklin (Tustin California)","street_address":"14192 Franklin Avenue","city":"Tustin","state":"California","country":"United States","country_code":"US","postal_code":"92780","location_type":"LAT_LNG","latitude":33.7364,"longitude":-117.8229,"additional_locations":[],"categories":[{"name":"Mechanical & Electrical Engineering"}],"tags1":["Full Time"],"department":"","benefits":[],"employment_type":"FULL_TIME","qualifications":"<div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; 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Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">7. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Mechanical and Electrical Behavior</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> Evaluation</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">8. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Feedback and Root Cause Analysis:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">9. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Documentation and Technical Memory:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including </span><span class=\\"s3\\">BoD</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">10. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Engineering</span></strong><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong> Reviews:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">11. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Lab Management</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> & Interaction</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Provide </span><span class=\\"s3\\">oversight </span><span class=\\"s3\\">and </span><span class=\\"s3\\">directio</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests.</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Maintain a</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n organized,</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> clean, safe and</span><span class=\\"s3\\">comfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">12. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Cross-functional Collaboration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods </span><span class=\\"s3\\">between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">13</span><span class=\\"s2\\">. <strong>Hardware </strong></span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Assembly & </span><span class=\\"s2\\">Integration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> related to</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.</span></p>","posted_date":"2023-10-17T15:04:00+0000","apply_url":"https://us-careers-rivian.icims.com/jobs/13989/login","internal":false,"searchable":true,"active":true,"applyable":true,"li_easy_applyable":true,"ats_code":"icims","hiring_flow_name":"iCIMS ATS Hiring Flow","meta_data":{"openingjobs":{"openingJobId":"00003c3b95a7d8f6af830903b8d167b00c37"},"icims":{"revision_int":7,"uuid":"d66299b7-cc11-491c-9318-1ecb52ff2f71","primary_posted_site_object":{"datePosted":"2023-10-17T15:04:00+0000","site":"us-careers-rivian","siteId":"efbf127b-fc4b-4b4e-a3dd-73c038922782"},"date_updated":"2023-10-20T11:47:37Z","config_keys":null,"jps_is_public":true},"elasticsearch":{"es_created":false},"ats_job_hash":"e22042a6a34035dcb76406747a702948","googlejobs":{"jobName":"projects/helpful-passage-853/tenants/cb22eb5b-7e00-0000-0000-007edad744d3/jobs/112076668371116742"},"import_id":"4abeadd3-5ec3-49a6-bdf0-16b040dfcd17","redirectOnApply":true,"questionservice":{"id":"29090740"},"import_source":"ImporterService","client_code":"rivian"},"update_date":"2023-10-20T11:52:17+0000","create_date":"2023-10-17T15:05:14+0000"},"jobFormatted":{"categories":"Mechanical & Electrical Engineering","location":"Tustin, California","title":"Sr. Battery Test and Validation Engineer, Structural","seo_title":["Mechanical+%26+Electrical+Engineering","Tustin%2C+California","Sr.+Battery+Test+and+Validation+Engineer%2C+Structural"],"description":"<strong>About Rivian</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">Rivian&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">As a company, we constantly challenge what&rsquo;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.&nbsp;</p> <br><strong>Role Summary</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Energy Storage System (ESS) team is at the forefront of enhancing current battery products for existing vehicles and innovating new battery architectures for future vehicle concepts. The Structural/Materials Test & Validation team is tasked with testing and validating the structural functions and capabilities of battery packs to ensure they meet vehicle design and life requirements. This involves characterizing and validating </span><span class=\\"s3\\">structural </span><span class=\\"s3\\">subsystems and components </span><span class=\\"s3\\">from high-level assemblies </span><span class=\\"s3\\">down to the material and interface level.</span></p> <br><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s2\\">1</span><span class=\\"s3\\">. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Influence Battery Pack Development: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate on the development and design of </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">2. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Test Plan Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> vehicle platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">3. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Design Validation Planning: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">4. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Equipment and Fixture Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">5. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Methodology Improvement:</strong></span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">6. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Data Acquisition and Analysis:</strong></span> <span class=\\"s3\\">Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">7. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Mechanical and Electrical Behavior</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> Evaluation</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">8. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Feedback and Root Cause Analysis:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">9. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Documentation and Technical Memory:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including </span><span class=\\"s3\\">BoD</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">10. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Engineering</span></strong><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong> Reviews:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">11. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Lab Management</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> & Interaction</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Provide </span><span class=\\"s3\\">oversight </span><span class=\\"s3\\">and </span><span class=\\"s3\\">directio</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests.</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Maintain a</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n organized,</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> clean, safe and</span><span class=\\"s3\\">comfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">12. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Cross-functional Collaboration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods </span><span class=\\"s3\\">between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">13</span><span class=\\"s2\\">. <strong>Hardware </strong></span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Assembly & </span><span class=\\"s2\\">Integration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> related to</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.</span></p> <br><strong>Qualifications</strong><br><br><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Minimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">A strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understandin</span><span class=\\"s3\\">g of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Power Spectral Density</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock Response Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Fatigue Damage Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">ANSYS, NASTRAN, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">nCode</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, and/or other similar structural analysis software</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Proficiency in data processing tools like Python, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Matlab</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, JMP.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience working with high voltage systems.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Approximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.</span></div><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Preferred Qualifications:</span></strong></p><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">In-depth knowledge and experience with</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> theory behind</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> reliability engineering principles.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guideline</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tool</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">CANape</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.</span></div> <br><strong>Pay Disclosure</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Salary Range for California-Based Applicants: $121000-140000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, and other factors permitted by law).</p><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premium</p> <br><strong class=\\"jdheading\\"></strong><br><br><h4><strong>Equal Opportunity</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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.</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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&nbsp;<a href=\\"mailto:candidateaccommodations@rivian.com?subject=Application%20to%20Rivian%20-%20Assistance%20Request\\" target=\\"_blank\\" rel=\\"noopener\\">candidateaccommodations@rivian.com</a>.</p><h4><strong>Candidate Data Privacy</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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 (&ldquo;Candidate Personal Data&rdquo;). 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.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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&rsquo;s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.</strong></p>","qualifications":"<div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Minimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">A strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understandin</span><span class=\\"s3\\">g of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Power Spectral Density</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock Response Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Fatigue Damage Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">ANSYS, NASTRAN, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">nCode</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, and/or other similar structural analysis software</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Proficiency in data processing tools like Python, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Matlab</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, JMP.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience working with high voltage systems.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Approximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.</span></div><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Preferred Qualifications:</span></strong></p><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">In-depth knowledge and experience with</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> theory behind</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> reliability engineering principles.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guideline</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tool</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">CANape</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.</span></div>","responsibilities":"<p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s2\\">1</span><span class=\\"s3\\">. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Influence Battery Pack Development: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate on the development and design of </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">2. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Test Plan Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> vehicle platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">3. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Design Validation Planning: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">4. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Equipment and Fixture Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">5. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Methodology Improvement:</strong></span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">6. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Data Acquisition and Analysis:</strong></span> <span class=\\"s3\\">Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">7. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Mechanical and Electrical Behavior</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> Evaluation</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">8. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Feedback and Root Cause Analysis:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">9. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Documentation and Technical Memory:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including </span><span class=\\"s3\\">BoD</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">10. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Engineering</span></strong><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong> Reviews:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">11. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Lab Management</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> & Interaction</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Provide </span><span class=\\"s3\\">oversight </span><span class=\\"s3\\">and </span><span class=\\"s3\\">directio</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests.</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Maintain a</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n organized,</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> clean, safe and</span><span class=\\"s3\\">comfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">12. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Cross-functional Collaboration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods </span><span class=\\"s3\\">between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">13</span><span class=\\"s2\\">. <strong>Hardware </strong></span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Assembly & </span><span class=\\"s2\\">Integration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> related to</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.</span></p>","clientName":"Rivian Careers Home","locations":"Tustin, California"},"jdSettings":{"options":{"metadata":{"options":{"enabled":false,"data":[]},"categories":{"enabled":true},"locations":{"enabled":true},"req_id":{"enabled":true},"placement":"top"},"video":{"enabled":false,"placement":"above_description"},"displayFields":{"fieldOrder":["locations","categories"],"fields":[{"item":"locations","token":"JOB_DESCRIPTION.LOCATION","ariaLabel":"JOB_DESCRIPTION.LOCATION_ARIA_LABEL","fieldType":"location"},{"item":"categories","token":"JOB_DESCRIPTION.CATEGORIES","ariaLabel":"JOB_DESCRIPTION.CATEGORIES_ARIA_LABEL","objectArrayKey":"name"}]}}},"sectionOrder":["description"],"getReferredEnabled":false,"addThisDisabled":true,"externalTrackifEnabled":false,"jibeTrackifEnabled":false,"brandName":"careers-home","globalSearchEnabled":false,"jobLangData":[],"referrals":{"enabled":false,"recruit":false},"seoMetaData":{"clientName":"Rivian Careers Home","data":{"slug":"13989","category":[" Mechanical & Electrical Engineering"],"full_location":"Tustin, California","short_location":"Tustin, California","language":"en-us","languages":["en-us"],"client_code":"rivian","req_id":"13989","title":"Sr. Battery Test and Validation Engineer, Structural","description":"<strong>About Rivian</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">Rivian&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">As a company, we constantly challenge what&rsquo;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.&nbsp;</p> <br><strong>Role Summary</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Energy Storage System (ESS) team is at the forefront of enhancing current battery products for existing vehicles and innovating new battery architectures for future vehicle concepts. The Structural/Materials Test & Validation team is tasked with testing and validating the structural functions and capabilities of battery packs to ensure they meet vehicle design and life requirements. This involves characterizing and validating </span><span class=\\"s3\\">structural </span><span class=\\"s3\\">subsystems and components </span><span class=\\"s3\\">from high-level assemblies </span><span class=\\"s3\\">down to the material and interface level.</span></p> <br><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s2\\">1</span><span class=\\"s3\\">. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Influence Battery Pack Development: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate on the development and design of </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">2. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Test Plan Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> vehicle platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">3. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Design Validation Planning: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">4. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Equipment and Fixture Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">5. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Methodology Improvement:</strong></span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">6. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Data Acquisition and Analysis:</strong></span> <span class=\\"s3\\">Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">7. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Mechanical and Electrical Behavior</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> Evaluation</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">8. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Feedback and Root Cause Analysis:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">9. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Documentation and Technical Memory:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including </span><span class=\\"s3\\">BoD</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">10. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Engineering</span></strong><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong> Reviews:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">11. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Lab Management</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> & Interaction</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Provide </span><span class=\\"s3\\">oversight </span><span class=\\"s3\\">and </span><span class=\\"s3\\">directio</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests.</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Maintain a</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n organized,</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> clean, safe and</span><span class=\\"s3\\">comfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">12. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Cross-functional Collaboration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods </span><span class=\\"s3\\">between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">13</span><span class=\\"s2\\">. <strong>Hardware </strong></span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Assembly & </span><span class=\\"s2\\">Integration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> related to</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.</span></p> <br><strong>Qualifications</strong><br><br><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Minimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">A strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understandin</span><span class=\\"s3\\">g of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Power Spectral Density</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock Response Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Fatigue Damage Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">ANSYS, NASTRAN, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">nCode</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, and/or other similar structural analysis software</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Proficiency in data processing tools like Python, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Matlab</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, JMP.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience working with high voltage systems.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Approximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.</span></div><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Preferred Qualifications:</span></strong></p><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">In-depth knowledge and experience with</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> theory behind</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> reliability engineering principles.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guideline</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tool</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">CANape</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.</span></div> <br><strong>Pay Disclosure</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Salary Range for California-Based Applicants: $121000-140000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, and other factors permitted by law).</p><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premium</p> <br><strong class=\\"jdheading\\"></strong><br><br><h4><strong>Equal Opportunity</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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.</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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&nbsp;<a href=\\"mailto:candidateaccommodations@rivian.com?subject=Application%20to%20Rivian%20-%20Assistance%20Request\\" target=\\"_blank\\" rel=\\"noopener\\">candidateaccommodations@rivian.com</a>.</p><h4><strong>Candidate Data Privacy</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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 (&ldquo;Candidate Personal Data&rdquo;). 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.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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&rsquo;s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.</strong></p>","location_name":"14192 Franklin (Tustin California)","street_address":"14192 Franklin Avenue","city":"Tustin","state":"California","country":"United States","country_code":"US","postal_code":"92780","location_type":"LAT_LNG","latitude":33.7364,"longitude":-117.8229,"additional_locations":[],"categories":[{"name":"Mechanical & Electrical Engineering"}],"tags1":["Full Time"],"department":"","benefits":[],"employment_type":"FULL_TIME","qualifications":"<div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; 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</span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">In-depth knowledge and experience with</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> theory behind</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> reliability engineering principles.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guideline</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; 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Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">9. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Documentation and Technical Memory:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including </span><span class=\\"s3\\">BoD</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">10. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Engineering</span></strong><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong> Reviews:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">11. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Lab Management</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> & Interaction</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Provide </span><span class=\\"s3\\">oversight </span><span class=\\"s3\\">and </span><span class=\\"s3\\">directio</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests.</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Maintain a</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n organized,</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> clean, safe and</span><span class=\\"s3\\">comfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">12. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Cross-functional Collaboration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods </span><span class=\\"s3\\">between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">13</span><span class=\\"s2\\">. <strong>Hardware </strong></span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Assembly & </span><span class=\\"s2\\">Integration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> related to</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.</span></p>","posted_date":"2023-10-17T15:04:00+0000","apply_url":"https://us-careers-rivian.icims.com/jobs/13989/login","internal":false,"searchable":true,"active":true,"applyable":true,"li_easy_applyable":true,"ats_code":"icims","hiring_flow_name":"iCIMS ATS Hiring Flow","meta_data":{"openingjobs":{"openingJobId":"00003c3b95a7d8f6af830903b8d167b00c37"},"icims":{"revision_int":7,"uuid":"d66299b7-cc11-491c-9318-1ecb52ff2f71","primary_posted_site_object":{"datePosted":"2023-10-17T15:04:00+0000","site":"us-careers-rivian","siteId":"efbf127b-fc4b-4b4e-a3dd-73c038922782"},"date_updated":"2023-10-20T11:47:37Z","config_keys":null,"jps_is_public":true},"elasticsearch":{"es_created":false},"ats_job_hash":"e22042a6a34035dcb76406747a702948","googlejobs":{"jobName":"projects/helpful-passage-853/tenants/cb22eb5b-7e00-0000-0000-007edad744d3/jobs/112076668371116742"},"import_id":"4abeadd3-5ec3-49a6-bdf0-16b040dfcd17","redirectOnApply":true,"questionservice":{"id":"29090740"},"import_source":"ImporterService","client_code":"rivian"},"update_date":"2023-10-20T11:52:17+0000","create_date":"2023-10-17T15:05:14+0000"},"formattedData":{"categories":"Mechanical & Electrical Engineering","location":"Tustin, California","title":"Sr. Battery Test and Validation Engineer, Structural","seo_title":["Mechanical+%26+Electrical+Engineering","Tustin%2C+California","Sr.+Battery+Test+and+Validation+Engineer%2C+Structural"],"description":"<strong>About Rivian</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">Rivian&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">As a company, we constantly challenge what&rsquo;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.&nbsp;</p> <br><strong>Role Summary</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Energy Storage System (ESS) team is at the forefront of enhancing current battery products for existing vehicles and innovating new battery architectures for future vehicle concepts. The Structural/Materials Test & Validation team is tasked with testing and validating the structural functions and capabilities of battery packs to ensure they meet vehicle design and life requirements. This involves characterizing and validating </span><span class=\\"s3\\">structural </span><span class=\\"s3\\">subsystems and components </span><span class=\\"s3\\">from high-level assemblies </span><span class=\\"s3\\">down to the material and interface level.</span></p> <br><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s2\\">1</span><span class=\\"s3\\">. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Influence Battery Pack Development: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate on the development and design of </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">2. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Test Plan Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> vehicle platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">3. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Design Validation Planning: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">4. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Equipment and Fixture Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">5. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Methodology Improvement:</strong></span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">6. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Data Acquisition and Analysis:</strong></span> <span class=\\"s3\\">Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">7. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Mechanical and Electrical Behavior</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> Evaluation</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">8. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Feedback and Root Cause Analysis:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">9. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Documentation and Technical Memory:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including </span><span class=\\"s3\\">BoD</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">10. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Engineering</span></strong><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong> Reviews:</strong> </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">11. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Lab Management</span><span class=\\"s2\\"> & Interaction</span><span class=\\"s2\\">:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Provide </span><span class=\\"s3\\">oversight </span><span class=\\"s3\\">and </span><span class=\\"s3\\">directio</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests.</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Maintain a</span><span class=\\"s3\\">n organized,</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> clean, safe and</span><span class=\\"s3\\">comfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">12. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Cross-functional Collaboration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods </span><span class=\\"s3\\">between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">13</span><span class=\\"s2\\">. <strong>Hardware </strong></span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Assembly & </span><span class=\\"s2\\">Integration:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> related to</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.</span></p> <br><strong>Qualifications</strong><br><br><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Minimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">A strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understandin</span><span class=\\"s3\\">g of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Power Spectral Density</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock Response Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Fatigue Damage Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">ANSYS, NASTRAN, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">nCode</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, and/or other similar structural analysis software</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Proficiency in data processing tools like Python, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Matlab</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, JMP.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience working with high voltage systems.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Approximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.</span></div><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Preferred Qualifications:</span></strong></p><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">In-depth knowledge and experience with</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> theory behind</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> reliability engineering principles.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guideline</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tool</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">CANape</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.</span></div> <br><strong>Pay Disclosure</strong><br><br><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Salary Range for California-Based Applicants: $121000-140000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, and other factors permitted by law).</p><p style=\\"margin: 0in; font-family: Calibri; font-size: 11.0pt;\\">Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premium</p> <br><strong class=\\"jdheading\\"></strong><br><br><h4><strong>Equal Opportunity</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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.</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">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&nbsp;<a href=\\"mailto:candidateaccommodations@rivian.com?subject=Application%20to%20Rivian%20-%20Assistance%20Request\\" target=\\"_blank\\" rel=\\"noopener\\">candidateaccommodations@rivian.com</a>.</p><h4><strong>Candidate Data Privacy</strong></h4><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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 (&ldquo;Candidate Personal Data&rdquo;). 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.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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&rsquo;s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services.</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span data-contrast=\\"auto\\">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.&nbsp;</span><span data-ccp-props=\\"{"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":240}\\">&nbsp;</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\">&nbsp;</p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.</strong></p>","qualifications":"<div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Minimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">A strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understandin</span><span class=\\"s3\\">g of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">including but not limited to: </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Power Spectral Density</span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Shock Response Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Fatigue Damage Spectrum </span></div><div class=\\"s7\\"><span class=\\"s6\\">o </span><span class=\\"s3\\">ANSYS, NASTRAN, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">nCode</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, and/or other similar structural analysis software</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Proficiency in data processing tools like Python, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Matlab</span><span class=\\"s3\\">, JMP.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience working with high voltage systems.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Approximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.</span></div><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Preferred Qualifications:</span></strong></p><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">In-depth knowledge and experience with</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> theory behind</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> reliability engineering principles.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guideline</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Experience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tool</span><span class=\\"s3\\">s, such as </span><span class=\\"s3\\">DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Familiarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, </span><span class=\\"s3\\">CANape</span><span class=\\"s3\\">.</span></div><div class=\\"s5\\"><span class=\\"s4\\">&bull; </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Understanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.</span></div>","responsibilities":"<p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s2\\">1</span><span class=\\"s3\\">. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Influence Battery Pack Development: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate on the development and design of </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">2. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Test Plan Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in </span><span class=\\"s3\\">Rivian's</span><span class=\\"s3\\"> vehicle platforms.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">3. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Design Validation Planning: </span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\">Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">4. </span><strong><span class=\\"s2\\">Equipment and Fixture Development:</span></strong><span class=\\"s3\\"> Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">5. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Methodology Improvement:</strong></span><span class=\\"s3\\"> Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.</span></p><p style=\\"margin: 0px;\\"><span class=\\"s3\\">6. </span><span class=\\"s2\\"><strong>Data Acquisition and Analysis:</strong></span> <span class=\\"s3\\">Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. 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    Sr. Battery Test and Validation Engineer, Structural

    Rivian

    Rivian

    Tustin, CA, USA
    Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    Sr. Battery Test and Validation Engineer, Structural

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    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

    Rivian's Energy Storage System (ESS) team is at the forefront of enhancing current battery products for existing vehicles and innovating new battery architectures for future vehicle concepts. The Structural/Materials Test & Validation team is tasked with testing and validating the structural functions and capabilities of battery packs to ensure they meet vehicle design and life requirements. This involves characterizing and validating structural subsystems and components from high-level assemblies down to the material and interface level.


    Responsibilities

    1. Influence Battery Pack Development: Collaborate on the development and design of Rivian's next-generation battery packs for various vehicle platforms, including the R1, RPV, and next-generation platforms.

    2. Test Plan Development: Create comprehensive test plans to validate the structural and mechanical systems and subsystems within EV battery packs intended for use in Rivian's vehicle platforms.

    3. Design Validation Planning: Collaborate with design, systems, and reliability engineers to establish detailed design validation plans that characterize and validate system performance and performance degradation throughout their lifecycle.

    4. Equipment and Fixture Development: Specify and/or develop the necessary equipment, instruments, and fixtures for various mechanical, structural, and durability tests.

    5. Methodology Improvement: Continuously develop and refine test methodologies and, where applicable, automate tests to enhance efficiency.

    6. Data Acquisition and Analysis: Determine the appropriate data acquisition, instrumentation, and sensors required to ensure that tests meet their objectives. Provide comprehensive analysis and reports based on data collected during testing.

    7. Mechanical and Electrical Behavior Evaluation: Develop methods to diagnose and characterize the mechanical and electrical behavior of EV systems and subsystems during and after exposure to various mechanical durability environments.

    8. Feedback and Root Cause Analysis: Offer feedback related to battery failure modes discovered in testing to Systems Engineers, Reliability Engineers, Design Engineers, and other stakeholders. Support root cause failure analysis activities during development, production, and after-market phases.

    9. Documentation and Technical Memory: Develop, maintain, and enhance technical documentation, templates, and tracking of various technical aspects, including BoD, BoM, CTS, CTR, DFMEA, DVP, ADV Toolbox, Drawing Templates, and Lessons Learned.

    10. Engineering Reviews: Support reviews for Product Development, Change Management, Component Technical Design and Supplier Technical Design and Validation. Ensure compliance with safety protocols.

    11. Lab Management & Interaction: Provide oversight and direction to lab personnel, both in-house and outsourced, in setting up and executing tests. Maintain an organized, clean, safe andcomfortable working environment, following 5-S lab management practices where applicable.

    12. Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional test and development teams to align test conditions and methods between ESS and other vehicle components and sub-systems.

    13. Hardware Assembly & Integration: Support hardware assembly and integration concerning test and validation assets or related to interfacing hardware and connection issues with test equipment.


    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related relevant field.
    Minimum of 4 years of test or validation experience in the automotive or related relevant field.
    Strong knowledge and experience with various lab equipment and instruments, including but not limited to:
    o Shock & Vibration test systems, tensile test systems, fatigue test and analysis tools, leak checkers, thermal chambers, humidity control chambers, salt spray/corrosion chambers
    o Data acquisition systems, power supplies, electronic loads, battery cyclers, oscilloscopes
    o Load cells, strain gages, pressure transducers, LVDTs, thermocouples, thermistors, flow meters, Hygrometers
    Strong first-principles background in Structural Loads & Dynamics, Statics, Materials Science.
    A strong understanding of shock, vibration, and other high-frequency loading environments and their effects on EV systems.
    Familiarity with CAD software and experience with fixture design, specifically related to structural loading, shock, and vibration.
    Familiarity with CAE software and experience with test and fixture analysis and correlation.
    Understanding of structural dynamics terms, analysis tools, and software, including but not limited to:
    o Power Spectral Density
    o Shock Response Spectrum
    o Fatigue Damage Spectrum
    o ANSYS, NASTRAN, nCode, and/or other similar structural analysis software
    Experience with reliability engineering and accelerated life testing.
    Experience translating higher-level system loads and requirements to decomposed sub-system and component loading requirements and equivalent test environments.
    Proficiency in data processing tools like Python, Matlab, JMP.
    Experience working with high voltage systems.
    Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (written and verbal).
    Approximately 20% domestic and/or international travel may be required.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience with a variety of lithium-ion chemistries.
    Strong first-principles background in core disciplines like Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, or Controls/Mechatronics.
    Knowledge of battery pack, module, and cell design principles and architectures.
    In-depth knowledge and experience with theory behind reliability engineering principles.
    Familiarity with industry battery abuse testing guidelines, such as USABC, SAE, OEM, GBT
    Experience with statistical testing and root cause analysis tools, such as DOEs, DFSS or DRM tools (such as VOC, FMEA, 5-Why, 8-D)
    Familiarity with automotive test tools such as LabView, CANalyzer, CANape.
    Understanding of Electric Vehicle safety, including FMVSS.

    Pay Disclosure

    Salary Range for California-Based Applicants: $121000-140000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, and other factors permitted by law).

    Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premium




    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.  

     

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