Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Exceptional People + Purpose Beyond Profit = Watershed Outcomes

Sr. Electronics Lab Technician II



torrance, ca, usa · United States
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

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. Electronics Lab Technician will be responsible for performing functional acceptance testing of circuit board assemblies and power electronic units following defined test procedures. You will support development and validation testing of high voltage automotive power electronic components, in addition to fabricating special test equipment electronic test boxes and harnesses. This position will be based in the Torrance, CA Rivian facility, and will require you to work on-site and report to the Lab Operation Manager.


  • Fabricate special test equipment electronic test boxes and harnesses.
  • Design and fabricate simple mechanical fixtures and jigs.
  • Functional acceptance testing of circuit board assemblies and power electronic units following defined test procedures.
  • Support development and validation testing of high voltage automotive power electronic components.
  • Troubleshoot, root cause and document electronic assembly issues.
  • Perform printed circuit board assembly modifications such as component rework, soldering/de-soldering of electronic components, etc.
  • Understand how to read electrical schematics and use manufacturers’ product data sheets.
  • Procure necessary tools, equipment and components for prototype builds.
  • Setup and utilize standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, power analyzers, power supplies and digital multimeters with no direction.
  • Use instrumentation such as thermocouples, RTDs, strain gauges, accelerometers, pressure gauges, and flow meters.
  • Use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Maintain good housekeeping and safe practices.


  • Technical degree in electronics preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience fabricating special test equipment for low/high voltage power electronics.
  • 5+ years of experience with soldering, handling lab equipment & board re-work.
  • Read electrical schematics and use manufacturers’ product data sheets.
  • Build electrical test boxes and harnesses from schematics
  • A strong understanding and experience in prototype and fabrication shop processes
  • Able to solder/desolder at a component level skill.
  • Experience using hand and power tools.
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Work with teams to support and/or lead engineering projects.
  • Work in a fast-paced development environment.
  • Willing to work flexible hours and passionate about getting jobs done.
  • Hands-on approach: Proactively identifies and fills in gaps where needed.
  • High Level of understanding and experience with High Voltage and safety awareness

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range/Hourly Rate for California Based Applicants: $37.42/hr - $46.77/hr (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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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.