Sr. Process Engineer, Battery (Nights)



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

The Sr. Process Engineer position at Rivian will support our battery module and battery pack production through process optimization, equipment troubleshooting, work standardization, and continuous improvement efforts while maintaining Rivian established safety standards. Shift Flexibility is required for these engineers. The opening is located at our Normal, IL facility and reports directly to the Process Engineer Manager of Battery. Flexibility needed for both day and night shift openings. 


  • Coordinate engineering changes and new program launches
  • Review, interpret, and summarize statistical data to drive process improvement
  • Determine the ‘Best Practice’ process approach of material, tooling, equipment, and labor process
  • Develop work instructions, standardized work, process flow, and process documentation to ensure the manufacturing process is being followed
  • Work with the design engineering team to develop and establish a design that lends itself to high-volume production while ensuring quality during the manufacturing process
  • Work with the manufacturing engineering team to commission and optimize next-generation battery module and battery pack assembly equipment
  • Perform time analysis using a standard motion time system (MODAPTS), estimate production times, manage staffing requirements, manage labor costs, and drive line balancing
  • Coordinate with the team to determine and introduce optimum plant layout, equipment, tooling, and racking in Battery Assembly to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Support production teams through process and equipment-related troubleshooting/continuous improvement
  • Develop recovery/troubleshooting best practices and procedures for production team to increase equipment availability
  • Investigate assembly issues and implement solutions by reviewing product design, established processes, and equipment/tooling effectiveness


  • Must have good communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Hands-on experience with supporting production equipment (Mechanical, electrical, control systems, automation, robotics, adhesives systems, etc.)
  • Experience in using 2D & 3D Modeling tools (AutoCAD, CATIA/ENOVIA)
  • Experience and/or Knowledge in DOE, Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance, Torque Tooling, Error Proofing, and PFMEA
  • Experience and/or certification in Six Sigma DMAIC (optional), Lean Assembly Principles, Time Studies using MTM or MODAPTS
  • Keyence Vision Experience Preferred
  • Working knowledge in Excel, Word, Power point, and Outlook programs
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong team orientation and cross functional attitude
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering discipline and/or equivalent experience preferred
  • Kaizen, 5S, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma experience is a plus
  • Prefer 3-5+ years engineering experience in a high-volume manufacturing operation, preferably automotive / battery manufacturing
  • Ability to stand for 8-12 hours per day
  • Required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds
  • Ability to perform all duties in a working environment that may contain dust, high noise levels, and hot and cold weather

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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