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Senior Craftsmanship Engineer
Posted on 10/19/2022
Irvine, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Bachelor's in Engineering or technical discipline, Masters preferred
  • 3+ years' experience with Craftsmanship and Perceived Quality Standards at a global Automotive company, 5+ years preferred
  • Knowledge of part and assembly tolerance stack analysis
  • Proficient+ experience in Catia or similar CAD software
  • Proficient understanding of GD&T
  • Strong statistical awareness and vision of what high quality looks like
  • Strong understanding of material impact on overall craftsmanship and perceived quality
  • Experience with statistical qualification of machinery, equipment, and gauges is preferred
  • Experience working in a manufacturing/production environment
  • Must be willing to travel 10%
  • Lead development of vehicle-level craftsmanship for Rivian products
  • Participate in competitive benchmarking and establish Bill of Design criteria for craftsmanship excellence
  • Jointly co-validate Design criteria with Concept, Core, and Subject Matter Expert teams
  • Drive proven interface characteristics into program master sections
  • Establish a master deck detailing specifications for every visible part interface
  • Define and provide target specifications to Studio, Engineering, and Supplier teams
  • Lead interface maturation process
  • Establish strategic objectives with Engineering to deliver exceptional craftsmanship
  • Partner with Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing to ensure robust feasibility of design
  • Support dimensional variation analysis and risk assessment studies
  • Translate feasibility requirements into concise Studio direction
  • Track performance to established targets through key metrics and data visualization
  • Virtually validate data for craftsmanship excellence
  • Verify Studio and Engineering conformance to inputs
  • Translate requirements into a detailed build standard
  • Lead handoff of build standard to production teams
  • Lead issue discovery and resolution process for prototype builds
  • Ability to support urgent program deliverables as required with minimal notice or instruction
  • Participate in product launch initiatives to meet timing and craftsmanship milestones and objectives

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Company Overview
Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. The company believes there is a more responsible way to explore the world and is determined to make the transition to sustainable transportation an exciting one. Rivian designed their emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles to challenge what's possible.
  • 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.
Company Core Values
  • A diverse workforce
  • Embracing active allyship
  • Purpose-driven partnerships
  • Supporting our team