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Vehicle Ergonomics Engineer

Company: Rivian Automotive
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.RoleSummaryIn this position you will drive vehicle occupant packaging activities from initial concept through production. You will be responsible for all aspects of ergonomics and human factors development across multiple vehicle systems.ResponsibilitiesDefine key occupant dimensional targetsCreate and maintain digital human analog modelsAnalyze vehicle designs to ensure compliance with ergonomics requirementsPerform benchmarking analyses and maintain database of dimensional benchmarksCoordinate and operate user clinics to evaluate ergonomics and human factors performanceConduct physical tests and measurement procedures to validate occupant positioningWork hard, exceed expectations, challenge industry conventions, and relentlessly strive to make truly exceptional productsQualificationsB.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent5+ years of experience in automotive human factors engineering, including at least one full product lifecycle from concept through productionComprehensive understanding of occupant packaging standards and guidelinesWorking knowledge of regulatory and certification requirementsExperience with standard 3D CAD software such as CATIA V5 or V6Experience with anthropometric modeling softrware such as Ramsis, Jack or within CATIA: ECA packaging, Human ModelerExperience with CAVA is a plusWorking Hours: Standard (8am - 5pm)TravelRequirementsof Position: At least once per quarterEqual OpportunityRivian 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.PrivacyWe take your privacy seriously. For details please see our Candidate Privacy Notice.SDL2017

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Irvine , Vehicle Ergonomics Engineer, Other , Irvine, California

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