Technical Trades Technician



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

Our Rivian Technical Trades Program is a pathway to grow our Field Service Team and work towards keeping the world adventurous forever. In joining the journey to become a Rivian Field Service Technician, you will learn the fundamental skills to be successful in a high-paced and technologically driven environment. During the program, you will obtain hands-on training at a Rivian Service center and receive exclusive instructional guidance in a classroom setting. The program is designed to provide our students with the necessary tools to develop a successful career in the world of Electric Vehicles. Upon successfully completing our six-month program, you will receive a certificate and the opportunity to join the Rivian Field Service Team.


  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Complete a minimum of 40hrs per week: combined time between class sessions and on-the-job training, 5-6 days a week, depending upon business needs.
  • 90% attendance of all class sessions, lab activities, on-site training, and any additional scheduled activities.
  • Complete all required exams and lab assignments by receiving a passing grade of 80% or higher
  • Assist Rivian Service Technicians with general repairs, mobile repairs, and any additional tasks requested from the service team.
  • Improve efficiency in service procedures without compromising the quality and safety of the repair 
  • Complete all Course Curricula Objectives 
  • Demonstrate Rivian’s Compass Principles Daily: Come Together, Ask Why, Stay Open, Zoom Out, Over Deliver 


  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Automotive Technology Degree, Certificate, or at least 2 years relevant work experience 
  • Basic Knowledge of Electrical Systems 
  • Physical exertion may be required to perform occupational tasks (sitting up to 2 or more hours at a time, standing for up to 8 or more hours a day, walking, bending, kneeling, laying, twisting, carrying, reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 50 lbs).
  • Frequent use of hands for purposes of grasping and using tools correctly, entering data, writing communications, or calling customers or internal partners
  • Required to, communicate using telephone, email, text or via messaging applications
  • Ability to utilize web base programs, Excel, Smartsheets and Microsoft Word
  • No drug or alcohol-related driving incidents in the last 3 years 
  • No more than 1 serious moving violation in the last 3 years 
  • Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence
  • Will be subject to and must pass continuous Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) monitoring 
  • Must be able to relocate to any of our markets across the United States after program completion and have flexibility with work schedule (AM shift, PM shift, weekends, and possible holidays)
  • Must be able to travel a minimum of 30% but up to 50% to our Normal facility or other Service Centers across North America

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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