Sr. Dimensional Engineer



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

As the Senior Manufacturing Engineering – Dimensional Engineering, you will be a technical lead for developing the dimensional strategy for Rivian’s new Drive Unit products. This will include developing the assembly process for Drive Unit and General Assembly, working cross-functionally with Manufacturing Engineers, Design Release Engineers, and Supplier Development Engineers to ensure successful product launch. The role is located in Plymouth, Michigan and will report directly to the Manager of Core Driveline Systems Powertrain Engineering. 


  • Work upfront in the design process to develop and assess Drive Unit design targets for:
    • Key sub-systems to housing interface.
    • Axial and angular backlash with flank test pattern.
    • Axial and radial stacks.
    • Montecarlo simulations to understand effect of variation and help home in on the features with the highest contributions to variation.
  • Cross-functional development and documentation of assembly datum schemes to ensure robust product manufacture.
  • Perform part and assembly tolerance stack analysis and provide feedback to product and manufacturing engineering team.
  • Development of key product maturation tools to be used in conjunction with quality loops to drive towards product excellence during new product introduction.
  • Support and participate in Design Reviews by preparing and presenting stack analysis reports to highlight risks and propose solutions.
  • Root Cause launch issues in a data driven way.


  • BS or higher in engineering.
  • CAD & GD&T proficiency with Transmissions/Drive Units– CATIA preferred.
  • Expertise in 1D and 3D tolerance stack analysis, 3DCS preferred.
  • Passion for problem solving with the ability to methodically root cause issues by following a first principles approach.
  • Ability to make data driven decisions and demonstrate good analytical skills, experience with JMP or other statistical software beneficial.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to collaboratively work with and influence cross-functional departments both internally and externally.
  • Energy & curiosity to make things happen, seek out solutions and represent a world class brand.

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.


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