Lead Product Development team in development of driveline components though testing and validation.
Develop, maintain and track validation testing (DVPR) for powertrain system
Develop requirements and validation methods for calculations and algorithms
Be responsible for delivering validation procedures that include test equipment, apparatus, and location as well as implementing and executing the validation procedure and documenting the validation results
Be responsible for documenting requirements and issues using an implemented tracking/management system for both requirements and issues
Complete root cause analysis using Rivian methods to document and correct any issues found in testing. This may include performing calculations and analysis on components for life and stress.
Work with test operations group to schedule and perform testing to meet program objectives
Coordinate with our groups for vehicle testing and verifications.
Be responsible for leading and approving professional level testing reports on results
Be responsible for tracking and reporting development status and risk to management
BS in Engineering with a minimum 8+ years of relevant experience required
2+ years of demonstrated experience developing and implementing electric vehicle requirements and/or validation
Experience managing and leading teams through validation and development of drivelines, eAxles or similar applications.
Application and experience in root cause analysis and the methods/tools to solve problems
Understanding and experience in the application and failure analysis of: Gears, bearings, shafts, electric motors, and other driveline components.
Full understanding of system level powertrain DV and PV testing and the test methodology for developing a validation plan to meet reliability and confidence values.
Experience with vendors providing full service testing and/or dynamometer and dynamometer-related equipment
Fundamental understanding of electric powertrains
Flexibility and adaptability in a fast paced and dynamic work environment
Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company founded in 2009. The company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation. Rivian has facilities in Plymouth, Michigan; Normal, Illinois; Palo Alto, Irvine, and Carson, California; Vancouver, Canada; and the United Kingdom. In 2017, Rivian announced it was building an electric sport utility vehicle and pickup truck on a platform that executives claim can be modified for future vehicles or adapted by other companies. Both vehicles will be semi-autonomous and are designed for both on-road and off-road driving.