Lead Supplier Development Engineer
Posted on 3/31/2023

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
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of supplier quality, quality, or engineering experience
  • 3+ years of supplier quality and/or supplier development
  • Technical expertise in Battery and associated electrical components and processes
  • Strong knowledge of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part
  • Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), and Run at Rates
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally with no restrictions on location
  • Carry out supplier validation audits, with supplier support and supplier advanced product quality planning (APQP)
  • Current knowledge of the latest state of the art for automotive lithium ion batteries, battery module and battery pack suppliers
  • Deep understanding of functional safety (ISO 26262) and embedded software development requirements (Automotive SPICE)
  • 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
  • Lead the supplier approval process by assessing manufacturing/technology capabilities and Health, Safety and Environmental risks
  • Support new product launches to ensure that supplier quality meets the required standards
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and corrective actions of supplier quality issues
  • Perform on-site supplier visits for root cause analysis and verification of correction actions of supplier quality issues
  • 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)