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Power Electronics Validation Technician

Company: Rivian Automotive
Location: Carson
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

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.


This position will require working with validation engineers to test and validate power electronic modules for our DC fast charger and inverters. This includes assembly of the test station, fabrication of additional needed electrical/mechanical test components, and running test profiles/troubleshooting. Fabrication of equipment mainly involves small electrical boxes, harnesses, and cooling carts.


  • Set up and run development and validation tests (thermal, vibration, humidity, corrosion, electrical performance) on High Voltage Power Electronic
  • Document test results and provide test reports.
  • Support technical root cause and resolution of issues found during test
  • Select and install instrumentation needed to collect response data from the test item during testing (accelerometers, strain gauges, pressure gauges, thermocouples, voltage sense leads, etc.)
  • Utilize standard test equipment such as power supplies, oscilloscopes, multimeters and flowmeters with no direction.
  • Fabricate special test equipment to support development and validation testing.
  • Support design and fabrication of simple mechanical fixtures, jigs, and harnesses.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, crawl, climb, stand, kneel, crouch, and lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
    • Technical degree in electronics or mechanics preferred.
    • 3+ years of experience with environmental validation testing
    • 3+ years of experience fabricating special electronic test equipment and test harnesses.
    • Experience working with high voltage and an understanding of high voltage safety practices.
    • Experience using common machine shop equipment preferred.
    • Soldering skill preferred.
    • Understand how to read electrical schematics and use manufacturers' product data sheets.
    • High level of interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced development environment.
    • Willing to work flexible hours and passionate about getting jobs done.
    • Ability to support testing at outside testing facilities.
    • Hands-on approach: Proactively identifies and fills in gaps where needed.

      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.

Keywords: Rivian Automotive, Carson , Power Electronics Validation Technician, Engineering , Carson, California

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