Electrical Build Technician

Irvine, CA /
IT and Technology – Electrical Hardware /
Full Time

Have you ever wanted to work for a company that will change the world? At Rivian, you’ll have that opportunity. For the last century, the automobile has dominated the way we move. No other mode of transport has offered the same level of flexibility in routes, departure times, or configurations. But owning a vehicle is not problem free. It depreciates in value, it's massively underutilized, and--between cleaning, maintenance, insurance, and fueling--it takes a lot of effort to keep it on the road. Beyond all of this hassle, the automotive system has contributed to many of the planet's biggest challenges, including air quality, climate change, congestion, and energy dependence. There is a better solution. This requires us to not only redesign the vehicle, but also the ecosystem around it. Backed by strong investors and driven by a team of passionate innovators, Rivian is creating solutions that redefine traditional automotive economics and remove the pain points of conventional ownership.
This is Who you are:
Electrical Technician – You work on your own car and are a tinkerer, a jack of all trades. You are a critical thinker, an expeditor, and a problem solver.  You love working with your hands and tools to get to the root of a problem and resolve it. You have a history of effectively collaborating with team members to build, integrate, and rework electrical components, build and rework harnesses, and troubleshoot harnessing and electrical issues with engineers on mules, prototypes, and manufactured vehicles. You do what it takes to get the job done.
This is what you’ll do:
Harness Build and Rework – Using your expertise in harnessing, you will aide our engineering teams in building and integrating harnesses into engineering assets. You will work with engineering teams to identify electromechanical issues, root cause problems, and implement fixes into the harness. You will be able to create good crimps consistently and be able to identify a good or bad crimp.
Component Build and Rework  - you will work with engineers to build and assemble electronic test boxes and assemblies following engineering documentation and directions. Ability to read a wiring schematic is a must. Experience with conformal coatings, adhesives application, and torque values are a must.
this is what you’ll need:
5+ years experience in a rapid development environment
Extensive Experience building and reworking harnessing
Ability to work with engineers and follow engineering directions and instructions
Expert in reading harness schematics and being able to build to those schematics
Experience reading and executing test plans
Expert in hand tools and hand held meters for build and troubleshooting
Experience working with multidisciplinary groups
Experience working in a fast lab environment.
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.