Sr. Test & Validaiton Engineer, Electric Motors Job at Rivian, California

  • Rivian
  • California

Job Description

About Rivian

Rivian is on a mission to keep the world adventurous forever. This goes for the emissions-free Electric Adventure Vehicles we build, and the curious, courageous souls we seek to attract. 

As a company, we constantly challenge what’s possible, never simply accepting what has always been done. We reframe old problems, seek new solutions and operate comfortably in areas that are unknown. Our backgrounds are diverse, but our team shares a love of the outdoors and a desire to protect it for future generations. 

Role Summary

In this position you will be executing hardware test and validation plans to ensure the performance, durability, and reliability of electric motor & lube systems. This role entails designing test setups, conducting tests, detailed data analysis & report generation. You will be part of Electric Power Conversion group located at Carson, California facility.


  • Develop test plans & procedures. Conduct tests as needed to evaluate hardware meeting acceptance criteria
  • Design & Build test setup hardware (Fixtures, Test panels, wiring harness, instrumentation, etc.). Collect and analyze test data. Use data analysis tools, document results and generate test reports
  • Independently resolve test integration issues, quickly debug electronic signals, mechanical motion systems (motors, gear boxes, inverters, loggers, DAQs, controllers, etc.)
  • Design test fixtures & test setup in both 3D & 2D CAD, identify required test equipment or internal/external resources to support testing activities
  • Create motor and sub-component requirements, DFMEA, DVP&R and testing specifications
  • Hands-on experience with Mechanical & Electrical lab tools & lab equipment
  • Support product Engineering Team in root cause analysis of product failures
  • Ensure timely completion of test project deliverables including hardware, required equipment, data collection & analyses and other documentations as required


  • Minimum B.S Electrical and/ or Mechanical Engineering degree with 4+ years or Master with 2+ years of experience related to test and validation, preferably focus in Motor & Electric drive train or E-axle
  • Hands on experience with NI Veristand, Lab View, or Proficiency with similar test/validation software
  • Strong problem-solving skills & Experience with Electrical, Mechanical Hardware trouble shooting
  • Experience with Test control & Data acquisition systems, build test panels & Calibrate instrumentation
  • Strong in statistical and data analytical skills
  • Strong understanding of automotive SAE & ISO regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge in GD&T & basic understanding of Catia V6
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously

Pay Disclosure

Salary Range California-Based Applicants: $98,500 - $123,100 (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 adequate on the first day of employment, and Rivian covers most of the premiums.

Equal Opportunity

Rivian is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information or characteristics, physical or mental disability, marital/domestic partner status, age, military/veteran status, medical condition, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Rivian is committed to ensuring that our hiring process is accessible for persons with disabilities. If you have a disability or limitation, such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, that requires accommodations to assist you in the search and application process, please email us at .

Candidate Data Privacy

Rivian may collect, use and disclose your personal information or personal data (within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws) when you apply for employment and/or participate in our recruitment processes (“Candidate Personal Data”). This data includes contact, demographic, communications, educational, professional, employment, social media/website, network/device, recruiting system usage/interaction, security and preference information. Rivian may use your Candidate Personal Data for the purposes of (i) tracking interactions with our recruiting system; (ii) carrying out, analyzing and improving our application and recruitment process, including assessing you and your application and conducting employment, background and reference checks; (iii) establishing an employment relationship or entering into an employment contract with you; (iv) complying with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations; (v) recordkeeping; (vi) ensuring network and information security and preventing fraud; and (vii) as otherwise required or permitted by applicable law.

Rivian may share your Candidate Personal Data with (i) internal personnel who have a need to know such information in order to perform their duties, including individuals on our People Team, Finance, Legal, and the team(s) with the position(s) for which you are applying; (ii) Rivian affiliates; and (iii) Rivian’s service providers, including providers of background checks, staffing services, and cloud services.

Rivian may transfer or store internationally your Candidate Personal Data, including to or in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union and in the cloud, and this data may be subject to the laws and accessible to the courts, law enforcement and national security authorities of such jurisdictions. 

Please note that we are currently not accepting applications from third party application services.

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, Local area, Outdoor,

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