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Supplier Quality Engineer, Chassis

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

Job Description:

Rivianis 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 whats 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.

This is WHO you are:

In building our unique products, we need to build excellent partnerships with our supply base. The supplier quality organization is a frontline contact for insuring full supplier engagement in our program. As such, we strive every day to improve our organization, processes and skills to not just meet expectations, but to work in earnest to create challenging goals and stretch to always move forward.

This is what youll do:

Utilizing Rivian processes based on industry standards from VDA and AIAG, the supplier quality engineer chassis will be responsible for managing the quality performance of our chassis system supply base.

  • Carry out supplier validation audits, with supplier support and advanced product quality planning (APQP).
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
  • Lead the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks
  • Support new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality and capacity issues
  • Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues
  • Review supplier manufacturing processes, collaborate with suppliers on process improvement and value enhancement opportunities (VA/VE)
  • Promote the use of Rivian preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis, and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Provide concise, complete and accurate documentation of inspection results relative to area of responsibility. For castings and extrusions, this refers to supporting inspection and test status requirements defined by regulations, engineering product specifications or Control Plans, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) approval or product warrant submission
  • Facilitate the escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues within assigned projects and suppliers
  • Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to Support the Quality Organization to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance
  • Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements
  • Manage and coordinate supplier Parts Per Million (PPM), supplier problem solving on time, cost recovery and supplier warranty indicators
  • Undertake special projects as required
  • Contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Write reports and present progress at project meetings and to leadership
  • Achieve goals within budget
  • Conduct benchmarking studies to determine best practices/designs
  • this is what youll need:

  • Technical expertise in chassis system component manufacturing processes, as well as experience and knowledge in ISO 26262 functional safety requirements
  • Exposure to Chassis controls subsystems
  • Deep quality experience. Preferable experience/certification in VDA 6.3 audit
  • Strong knowledge of Geometric Design and Tolerancing (GD&T) and datum structures
  • Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge
  • In depth knowledge of IATF16949:2016
  • In depth knowledge of ISO 26262:2018
  • Understanding of ISO14001
  • Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment
  • Understanding and interpretation of engineering drawings
  • Understanding manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritizing activities
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability to present data effectively
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of Health and Safety practices
  • Team working skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Understanding of cost and financial impacts
  • Core working hours of 8am to 5pm
  • 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.

Keywords: Rivian, Irvine , Supplier Quality Engineer, Chassis, Other , irvine, California

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