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Interior Commodities Design Engineer

Company: Rivian
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 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.


  • Conceptual design development, detailed design, and production release of Interior System commodities such as:
  • Instrument Panel Substrates
  • Door Trim Substrates
  • Decorative Panels
  • Hard Tim
  • Soft Trim
  • Overhead System Components
  • Create and manage 2D and 3D CAD designs, develop and document GD&T and Fit & Finish requirements, and fastening design using Catia V6.
  • Manage system, subsystem, and component information in the Enovia PLM environment.
  • Use tools such as MoldFLow, Altair Inspire, Altair SimSolid, and Altair Inspire Mold
  • Ensure all geometric, manufacturing, and assembly requirements are analyzed and met.
  • Interface with the Studio, Packaging, Manufacturing Engineering, and supplier activities to develop optimal design solutions.
  • Be a champion of good, fundamental design in the Interior System and across the vehicle.
  • Supporting the development of best practices for design and engineering.


  • 5 plus years of experience designing plastic parts, preferably Interior commodities.
  • Experience with interior systems, materials, manufacturing, assembly processes.
  • Knowledge of an automotive design and development process, system requirements, and general engineering best practices.
  • Excellent understanding of GD&T standards.
  • Working experience of drawing and modelling practices and methodologies.
  • Working experience with Catia, Enovia, or similar tools.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint, as well as Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A, Certificate of Accomplishment from a recognized Design educational institution or equivalent skills and expertise, prefer a degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • An eagerness to work cross-functionally in a dynamic environment where you are part of a high-performance team.
  • A system approach to design and development with the desire and curiosity to strive for continuous improvement.

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at


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Keywords: Rivian, Irvine , Interior Commodities Design Engineer, Other , Irvine, California

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