Mechanical Analysis Engineer

Carson, CA /
Propulsion – Electric Power Conversion /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·       Perform structural and thermal CAE analyses for power electronics and Electric Control Unit (ECU) systems in on-vehicle and off-vehicle product developments
·       Review mechanical CAD data to identify risk areas and necessary CAE analyses
·       Perform finite element analysis (FEA) to analyze structural integrity of the systems
·       Perform computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and conjugate heat transfer (CHT) analyses
·       Propose design changes for mitigating failure modes identified from CAE results
·       Conduct correlation analysis with CAE and DV testing results
·       Participate in cross-functional engineering activities
·       Work closely with product design teams to optimize designs to meet their engineering requirements and cost targets
·       Develop technical findings and recommendations for peer reviews and present them
·       Engage with design reviews and validation testing to ensure that the products can meet the reliability targets
·       Communicate actively with all cross-functional engineering teams to address and close out relevant action items
·       Document CAE analysis works and develop efficient analysis approaches
·       Document CAE analysis results and design recommendation
·       Develop required analysis workflow and analysis standardization
·       Document findings and conclusions made from correlation analysis works

This is what you’ll need:
·       Minimum master’s degree with 5+ years or PhD with 2+ years of experience related to Structural and/or Thermal CAE analyses focusing in power electronics, PCB, and ECU assembly systems
·       ABAQUS and/or STAR-CCM+ experience required
·       Altair HyperMesh, HyperView, and/or ANSA experience required
·       Strong knowledge of structural and/or thermal engineering principles
·       Experience with best practices of constructing CAE models and conducting simulations
·       Experience with die casting parts, liquid/forced-air cooling system, extruded heatsinks and power switching devices is a plus
·       Applied knowledge/experience of system requirements and design validation testing
·       Ability to understand electrical and mechanical drawings
·       Proficient with Microsoft office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio
·       Experience working in the automotive industry and startup environment preferred

This is where you’ll work:
Department: Electric Power Conversion Group (EPC)
Location: Carson, CA
Rivian 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, MI, Irvine CA and San Jose, CA, and Surrey, England, as well as a manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois. 
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.