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Materials Engineer - Aluminum

Company: Rivian
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 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.


  • Primary responsibility includes selecting, developing, and specifying cast and forged aluminum alloys for various automotive applications
  • Providing engineering supports through design reviews and DFMEA, including system durability
  • Providing manufacturing and quality guidance based on PFMEA on component fabrication, including heat treatment
  • Provide materials modelling supports for virtual engineering, including Durability and other Multiphysics simulations
  • Providing failure analyses and solution on metallic parts and systems
  • Providing material validation to specification and application


  • S/M.S./Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering
  • 7+ years practical experiences in aluminum-related metallurgical material development and testing
  • Self-motivated. Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Very organized and detail oriented in documentation, reporting, and cross functional data management
  • Exceptional communication skills


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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