Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Body (DFM)



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

In this role you lead design and implementation of body assembly process, equipment and production lines for new and existing product and factories at Rivian. You work with product design team to ensure manufacturability, with integrators for process and equipment design, fabrication, installation, commissioning and ramp up to the target rate and quality and with Rivian Operation team for effective and smooth hand over. The opening will be located at our Irvine, CA facility and reports directly to one of our Manufacturing Engineering, Manager.


  • Design and implement body manufacturing processes & equipment to grow production capacity in line with corporate goals. 
  • Partner with production engineers and leaders to ensure a successful ramp and long-term production. 
  • Provide product feedback to design engineering teams to ensure manufacturability without compromising product function or performance.
  • Ensure achievement of safety, quality, cost, timing & throughput targets on all projects.
  • Provide regular, metric-based project updates to the management team.
  • Understand and follow company and industry standards and best practices in project implementation.
  • Actively look for ways to add value beyond specifically assigned scope of work.
  • Challenge assumptions that are not backed up by a thorough engineering evaluation.
  • Be part of a world-class engineering team, with a focus on high quality work and rapid project deployment. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or similar technical field.
  • 5+ years of experience in an engineering role related to automated manufacturing equipment and process
  • Knowledgeable in high and low volume manufacturing skills and concepts (cycle time analysis, quality control, equipment efficiency, equipment selection, return on investment, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems and see the solution implemented to a high level of accuracy & quality.
  • Ability to work independently to develop a plan to execute deliverables with general guidance.
  • Capable of working as a member of a team across several cross functional disciplines, including with external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experienced in working within 2D & 3D CAD environments. 

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range for California Based Applicants: $107,000-$123,000 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, 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 premiums. 

Equal Opportunity

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


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

Candidate Data Privacy

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


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


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


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