Lead Supplier Quality Engineer

Interiors and Exteriors

Posted on 2/27/2023



10,001+ employees

Electric adventure vehicles with advanced technologies

Automotive & Transportation


Normal, IL, USA

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Master's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or another related field
  • 7+ years in an engineering, manufacturing, or other related fields, experience in quality preferred
  • Technical expertise in automotive manufacturing processes related to Interiors and Exteriors parts including knowledge of safety and test requirements and appearance approval process
  • Understanding of Geometric Design and Tolerancing (GD&T) and datum structures
  • Knowledge of IATF16949:2016
  • Working knowledge of Metrology, Inspection Methods and Equipment
  • Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%
  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment
  • Planning and prioritizing activities
  • Understanding of cost and financial impacts
  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge
  • Manage problem landscape through detailed work in problem solving
  • Perform on-site supplier visits/audits for root cause analysis, verification of correction actions implemented and documented at the supplier location
  • Develop supplier action plans to support the industrialization of the supplier
  • Support supplier development team in the advanced product quality planning (APQP)
  • Work with Engineering (Design and Manufacturing Engineers) team to define process parameters and criteria to ensure supplier process capability is effective to meet product and process requirements
  • Promote the use of Rivian preferred techniques for continuous improvement such as Lean, Six-Sigma, Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing), Measurement System Analysis, and Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Support the Quality Organization to monitor and report on supplier product quality and performance
  • Report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to adhere to process and prevent occurrence of any non-conformity relating to product, process or system
  • Facilitate the escalation of unresolved supplier quality issues within assigned projects and suppliers

Rivian specializes in electric adventure vehicles, offering models with up to 400 miles of range. The company's technologies include advanced electric drivetrains and sustainable manufacturing processes.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Irvine, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Ownership for All: We offer every employee the opportunity to own Rivian stock through equity programs, supporting their financial wellness.

Mental and Emotional Wellness: We provide employees and their families access to mental wellness platforms and our Employees Assistance Program

Fertility and Family Planning: We support diverse family-building journeys, providing employees with benefits such as paid parental leave and financial support for adoption, fertility treatments or surrogacy.

Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages driven by mutual investment in our long-term growth and success.

Career Development: We enable all employees to own their development. Continuous learning opportunities and tuition reimbursement help drive performance, boost engagement and develop future leaders.

Transgender Benefits: In alignment with WPATH guidelines, our 2022 plans provide coverage toward medical, pharmacy and cosmetic needs.