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Mechanical Design Engineer - Brackets & Injection Moulding

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This is what you’ll do: *· You will be responsible for the mechanical design of all brackets and several injection moulded parts within the Electrical Engineering group· Design a wide variety of injection molded parts; from subwoofer enclosures, speaker ‘waveguides’, ECU enclosures, wiring harness formers, carriers, and consumer electronics housings· This will include brackets to support wiring harness routing, as well as electrical component (such as ECU’s and sensors) mounting· Conduct CAE analysis on your designs to ensure the mass, strength, and cost is optimized· Design the brackets in such a way to optimize piece and tooling costs· Liaise with a number of injection-moulding and sheet metal suppliers, interrogate their quotes and ensure the costs represent good value to Rivian· Work closely with Electrical Integration Engineers, who are designing the vehicle wiring harnesses and integrating the electrical components into the vehicle package· Design parts taking into account mass manufacturing run rates, tooling cost, full part serviceability, and ease of installation on the production line· Create high quality engineering drawings in accordance to published standards· Work closely with purchasing, technical program management and engineers· Ensure that the designs are completed on time, to allow sourcing and part delivery to support the various vehicle program builds *This is what you’ll need: · At least 5 years combined experience of bracket and sheet metal design, ideally in the automotive sector, though other comparable industries may be considered· B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or higher, though alternative qualifications / experience may be considered· High level of proficiency in CAD design with Catia V5/V6. Additionally, FEA software to allow optimized designs· Deep knowledge of materials widely used for injection moulding applications, and understanding of the best applications for each· Deep knowledge of a variety of metals and their coating for brackets, and where best to apply them· Detailed knowledge of injection moulding tooling, and how best to design a part to minimize tooling costs· Familiarity with the tooling options involved in sheet-metal design, such as laser / waterjet cutting, brake pressing and stamping· Familiarity with the various types of welding, and where best to apply them· Ability to conduct mouldflow analysis· Ability to create high quality engineering drawings for both prototype and production brackets, with appropriate notes, weld symbols, GD&T (ASME Y14M) etc· Ability to conduct stack up tolerance analysis· Proven DFM technique usage to effectively kick off dies/tooling· Previous experience and exposure to cost evaluation of designs (development timing + piece price + tooling cost)

This is where you’ll work:Department: Electrical EngineeringLocation: Irvine, CA *****Rivian description:*

We Are RivianRivian is building a new kind of car company. Starting from a clean sheet has allowed us to learn from and leverage what’s been done in the past while giving us the freedom to reimagine mobility from the ground up. Our vehicles and technology are designed and engineered to challenge what’s possible and to inspire people to explore the world in new ways. We believe in the power of adventure. While a vehicle can’t make someone adventurous, it can nurture that fundamental desire in each of us to go places we’ve never been and do things we’ve never done — thoughtfully and sustainably. Science and invention depend on our innate curiosity and desire to explore the unknown. Our development centers are located in Plymouth, MI, San Jose, CA, Irvine, CA and Surrey, England. In addition to these four locations, we have a modern manufacturing facility in Normal, IL and will begin production of our R1T and R1S in 2020. The Adventure Is Just BeginningDoing something different is never easy. It requires courage, optimism and grit. Core to delivering on our vision is building a team of curious individuals, determined to make a positive impact on the world. This means challenging ourselves, stretching beyond the bounds of conventional thinking, reframing old problems, seeking new solutions and operating comfortably in a space of uncertainty. Our team has a diverse set of backgrounds— but at heart, we are adventurers on a mission to move the world in a new direction. We’re currently looking for thinkers and doers with a strong sense of adventure to join us on this journey.

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Rivian focuses on Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Transportation, Sustainability, and Mobility. Their company has offices in San Jose, Irvine, Plymouth, and Normal. They have a very large team that's between 1001-5000 employees. To date, Rivian has raised $3.051B of funding; their latest round was closed on December 2019.

You can view their website at http://rivian.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.