Test Technician
Posted on 2/27/2023

10,001+ employees

Electric vehicles manufacturer
Automotive & Transportation
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.
Plymouth, MI, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
QA & Testing
  • 5+ years Technician Experience working directly in test cells and/or large dynamometer systems
  • 2+ years experience with electrified vehicles preferred
  • Expertise in instrumentation (Thermocouples, RTDs, Strain Gauges, Accelerometers, Hygrometers, Pressure Gauges, Flow Meters)
  • Expertise in powertrain test set up and test error proofing
  • Expertise in mechanical tooling and build fixture design
  • Knowledge of motor, inverter, and gearbox concepts
  • Knowledge of propulsion system and thermal (coolant and refrigerant) systems
  • Knowledge of Electric Vehicle safety
  • Work under strenuous / awkward positions throughout the working day
  • Operate a variety of scan tools, diagnostic equipment and common automotive test equipment
  • Strong diagnostic and problem solving skills to solve powertrain system issues
  • Someone that takes pride in their work
  • Work in a team environment and communicate with fellow technicians
  • Basic workshop etiquette, provide verbal and writing communication across all teams
  • Operate and maintain large dynamometers (for vehicle and powertrain system level testing)
  • Select and install instrumentation needed to collect response data from product during testing (accelerometers, strain gauges, pressure gauges, thermocouples, thermistors, hygrometers, voltage drop sense leads, etc.)
  • Build and setup test rigs/dynos for mechanical and/or electrical tests together with Powertrain, NVH, and Thermal engineering teams
  • Perform routine maintenance to complex mechanical and electrical repairs
  • Take active part in Environmental Heath & Safety within laboratory environment, contributing to Risk Assessments and ensuring a safe work environment
  • Support Validation Engineers to perform upgrades and modifications to Systems Under Test
  • Perform first line of fault finding for operational issues which arise on System Under Test
  • Perform diagnosis and repair of prototype vehicle's electrical/mechanical/software systems
  • Support Test Engineers to achieve test plans and test equipment upgrade projects
  • Document and communicate findings through process and systems, taking ownership of early escalation where appropriate
  • Generate and take ownership of process documentation for test rigs and associated test equipment
  • Provide feedback, create and implement processes and suggestions to new and/or improved workshop standards, protocols, and processes