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Materials Engineer - Testing

Company: Rivian
Location: irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

We operate development centers in Plymouth, Michigan; Southern California (Irvine, Carson & LA); Silicon Valley (San Jose and Palo Alto); Vancouver, British Columbia; and Surrey, England; as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois.


  • Perform physical testing such as tensile and compression properties of materials using a universal tensile tester
  • Perform general materials characterization such as density and hardness
  • Perform polymeric material characterization such as DSC/TGA and FT-IR
  • Perform thermo-mechanical and fatigue test on polymeric materials and joints using DMA and fatigue tester
  • Perform sample preparation as needed, including chemical sample preparation
  • Perform thermal and environmental exposure tests
  • Assist in failure analyses in various materials and components


  • BS/MS in Materials Science/Engineering, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering
  • 2+ years hands-on experiences in materials testing
  • Work effectively both independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Very organized and detail oriented in documentation and reporting, as well as cross functional data management
  • Exceptional communication skills


Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Rivian is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Rivian are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Rivian will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Rivian encourages applicants of all ages.


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