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Structural Durability Engineer

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.


In this job you will be conducting durability simulation and analysis of vehicle structures using finite element tools such as Abaqus, OptiStruct, nCode DesignLife, ANSAand Hyperview/META


* Interpret simulation results to design engineers and suggest feasible design changes for to ensure component, system, and vehicle level targets are met

* Cooperate with design release engineers and suppliers to collect pertinent material properties, connection information, and relevant modeling information for analysis

* Participate in meshing and connecting parts based on the necessities of the team

* Participate in developing analysis procedures for durability load cases and benchmarking

* Support physical testing through setup and instrumentation selection as well as processing and interpreting results to identify issues and make recommendations

* Collaborate with program management, systems engineering, manufacturing, studio, and other development teams


* BS + 5 years, MS+ 2 years or PhD in mechanical engineering or similar field

* Experience in ANSA, Abaqus, and Hyperview/META or similar software with application in the static analysis of automotive structures is a plus

* Strong academic background in solid mechanics, materials, and structural analysis

* Experience of preparing formal reports summarizing analysis results

* Basic knowledge of material properties associated with automotive structures

* Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team work skill


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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Keywords: Rivian, Irvine , Structural Durability Engineer, Other , irvine, California

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