Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship



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 is looking for Industrial Maintenance Technician Apprentices to support our plant operations in Normal, IL.  As an Industrial Maintenance Technician Apprentice, you will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art equipment in one of the fastest growing industries in the country and make a true impact on growing the Electric Vehicle Industry. In addition, you will have the opportunity to receive training (OTJ & Classroom), mentorship, and a DOL journeyperson certification after successfully completing the course during your first year.


  • Complete on-the-job and technical classroom training, for career development
  • Complete required tasks, midcourse, and final evaluation successfully
  • Perform crisis and preventative maintenance
  • Identify and source parts, supplies and repair items as necessary
  • Perform maintenance as per industry standards
  • May be required to setup and operate a lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools to make and repair parts
  • May perform welding tasks
  • Comply with 5S and housekeeping standards
  • Drive and participate in Continuous Improvement
  • Use CMMS
  • Utilize predictive maintenance
  • Work in teams 
  • Follow all safety related policies, rules, regulations, technical instructions, and guidelines.


  • Associates Degree, must be technical based with an Industrial Focus (highly preferred)
  • Understand electrical, mechanical, fluid power and control systems.
  • Ability to use basic hand tools and specialized tools as appropriate
  • Industrial Maintenance Experience (Preferred)
  • PLC programming experience (Preferred)
  • Ability to alternate between sitting, standing, and walking 8-12 hours per day.
  • Ability to climb steps and ladders to access equipment.
  • Lifting/carrying (moving materials) up to 50 lbs., pushing/pulling with a force of up to 70 lbs.
  • Manual dexterity to grasp and manipulate materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Able to position one’s body to access in and around machines. (bending/squatting/stooping/kneeling/reaching below waist and above shoulder)

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 


Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services. 


Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions.  


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

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