Shift Leader - ESS & Propulsion

Normal, IL /
Operations – Manufacturing Battery Shop /
Full Time
This is what you’ll do:
·       Strategy and Development
·       Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice processes. Vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
·       Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on operational activities
·       General and Task Management
·       Promote a safe atmosphere by ensuring all safety standards and guidelines are met and lead by example
·       Implement all relevant procedures described in the Quality Management System (QMS) and ensure compliance
·       Develop in-house systems and procedures to meet the needs of external customers
·       Respond to quality issues by putting in containment actions, full analysis, poka-yokes (error proofing), and implementing short-term and long-term countermeasures
·       Update quality documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from quality concerns in new customer contracts
·       Ensure that plant schedule for vehicle builds is fulfilled by operation deliverables
·       Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate
·       Undertake internal and process audits of the Quality Management System (QMS)
·       Direct reports are: Group Leaders Team Leaders and production workers
·       Establish and refine quality sign-off instructions, standards and documentation
·       Report against agreed quality metrics People, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Environment.
·       In conjunction with the Supplier Quality Assurance function, reduce the effect of non-conforming supplier materials on the production area quality
·       Produce written reports and make presentations
·       Undertake continuous training and development
·       Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems
·       Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization
·       Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
·       Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility
·       Help set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
·       Ensure KPIs are met
·       Financial and Budget Control
·       Input and hold responsibility for team budgets
·       Responsible for achieving budget and forecast
·       Responsible for the tracking and management of provided overtime budgets and efficiency percentages for the department.
·       Self-Management
·       Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
·       Support encourage and develop team
·       Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
·       Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
·       Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
·       Embraces personal challenge
·       Confident, rounded thinking
·       Takes ownership for team cohesion
·       Is resilient, optimistic and open to change
·       A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
·       Focused, target driven with a positive, can-do attitude

This is what you’ll need:
·       Significant experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive
·       Cross-functional operations in a manufacturing setting
·       Leadership experience preferred
·       Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers
·       Creative problem-solving skills
·       College degree in a technical field preferred and/or
·       2-3 years manufacturing/engineering experience in a high-volume manufacturing operation, preferably automotive

This is where you’ll work:
Department: Manufacturing Battery Shop
Location: Normal, IL
About Rivian:
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.