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Sr. Quality Engineer
Functional Validation
Updated on 3/23/2023
Normal, IL, USA
Experience Level
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • High proficiency in analytical tools and equipment typically used for complete vehicle validation in the automotive development and production areas
  • Strong understanding of test and analysis methods in support of Customer Quality Metrics
  • Advanced Excel skills and knowledge of Power BI or Tableau, a plus
  • Experienced in working with SharePoint
  • 3+ years of Manufacturing/assembly process experience
  • 3+ NVH, Climate Functions, and Comfort Evaluations experience preferred
  • Results driven with a Quality Mindset
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good electronic communication software skills (MS Office, Minitab, email, etc.)
  • Desire to work in a solid cross-functional and collaborative environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities this job requires include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
  • In the performance of the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel (frequency), drive a motor vehicle, and communicate using telephone and e-mail
  • Engineering, Quality, or other Technical Bachelor's-Degree, or equivalent combination of education and 5+ years' experience in automotive testing or manufacturing environment
  • Lead the analysis process utilizing proven quality tools to help develop immediate countermeasures (containments) and permanent (long-term) solutions in response to internal and external customer quality concerns
  • Drive development of methods to analyze product and process quality
  • Improve product quality/validation effectiveness by defining/implementing recommendations for improvements of the current state, establishing best-practice methods for total vehicle testing, and aligning across the organization with other testing and development departments
  • Drive improvements to meet long-term Customer Quality Expectations
  • Analyze data (test results, internal quality, and field warranty data) to define trends, capability, and functional improvements
  • Work with relevant teams and departments to understand the needs regarding analysis and measurement systems
  • Conduct analyses of issues and validations of solutions
  • Lead brainstorming and ideation to develop solutions for observed problems
  • Formulate a strategic plan to develop systems and metrics that increase productivity in the business
  • Proactively identify testing and process improvements independent of quality issues (e.g., simplification, cost-down, durability improvements, sampling rates, tool improvement, etc.)
  • Set performance and deadlines goals that comply with the company's plans and vision
  • Lead cross-functional problem-solving teams across all business units
  • Organize workflow and ensure that team participants understand their duties and delegated tasks

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