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Design Release Engineer, Seat Structures

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 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 what youll do:You will be responsible for the design and development of Seats Structures for the most adventurous vehicles on the planetDeliver break-through technology and capability in our productsIn this role specifically youll be:Be an intgegral member a technical team of product engineers to deliver Seats Structures for all Rivian programsDevelop and implement the latest technologies in materials, processes and design executionUtilize CAE toolsets to define/optimize and verify product designs prior to physical prototype.Validate seating systems through the creation and testing of the DVP&R, DFMEA, GD&T, Functional Safety, statement of requirements (SOR) and component technical specifications (CTS)Support Purchasing in creating nomination plans, RASIC, deliverables, and service agreements for suppliers of seating systems & components and then manage suppliers from nomination to PPAP and through SOPConduct supplier meetings to insure product design integrity and conformance to the statement of the requirements and all technical requirements, responsible for design releases/signoffProvide technical expertise for seating systems when working in cross functional teams of body, studio, restraints, LVE, and packagingCoordinate design work to deliver timely releases that meet all design for manufacturing inputs from the supply base & manufacturing team.Develop and manage system, subsystem, and component information through the Enovia PLM to Catia V6 environmentHave the opportunity to develop personally to become a leader professionallythis is what youll need:Bachelors of Science in an engineering discipline (Masters degree is a plus)5+ years of first hand experience leading teams in developing, validating, and launching into production seating systemsHigh proficiency with standard 3D CAD software, preferably CATIA V5 and/or V6Strong understanding of the first-principle physics & requirements of seat structures and mechanisms the loads, forces, and overall function of the systemsSystem approach to design and development with the desire and curiosity to strive for continuous improvementExcellent understanding of GD&T standardsUnderstanding of FE analysis technique to drive design and its optimization is essentialAbility to conduct & drive the DFMEA processEagerness to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment where you are part of a teamThis is where youll work:Department: InteriorsLocation: Irvine, CaliforniaEqual 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 , Design Release Engineer, Seat Structures, Other , Irvine, California

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