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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Posted on 1/24/2023
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • 5+ year track record of in-depth mechanical, structural, electromechanical product development with a focus on design of mechanical / electrical assemblies for user experience and high volume mfg
  • Strong engineering fundamentals in the areas of mechanics, materials, thermals, and connector design
  • Deep expertise in 3D CAD modeling, drafting, GD&T and utilizing PLM systems for doc and release control
  • Direct accomplishments executing consumer product components and assemblies with intricate high volume mfg processes such as injection molding, forging, stamping, PCBA fab, etc
  • Formal mechanical engineering education with focus on hardware design and development
  • Salary Range/Hourly Rate for California Based Applicants: $147,000.00 - $169,000.00 (actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law)
  • Benefits Summary: Rivian provides robust medical/Rx, dental and vision insurance packages for full-time employees, their spouse or domestic partner, and children up to age 26. Coverage is effective on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums
  • Be the technically responsible individual for the mechanical development of next generation light electric vehicle battery packs
  • Directly responsible for end-to-end success of the features from prototyping though production launch
  • Perform in-house prototyping, quick design iterations, and run tests to validate design decisions
  • Coordinate industrial design and engineering design activities spanning mechanical, electrical, tactile performance, user experience, durability and cost
  • Define, execute and supervise design verification test plans and reporting with a mix of internal and external resources
  • Work with suppliers to drive designs forward, including supporting DFM, cost exercises and manufacturing line review
  • Support production ramp and field problem resolution

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