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Quality Engineering – Chemistry Internships Summer 2023 Palo Alto

    Website Rivian

    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. Note that if your university has specific requirements for internship programs, it is your responsibility to fulfill those requirements.

    Rivian’s cell design and manufacturing team is pursuing avery rare endeavor of bringing to market a domestically produced product typically supplied by established overseas vendors in record speed. Understanding and establishing the boundaries and rules of cell manufacturing and providing insight as the “voice of the customer” allows all teams to streamline priorities and actions, thus allowing the organization to realize this mission.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Standard operation procedure creation and documentation
    • Devise and validate test protocols of electrode or assembly sub-products to determine quality specifications in cross functional settings
    • Cell dissection and failure analysis of sample making start up issues
    • Draft SOPs and appropriate documentation
    • Characterization metrology and equipment set up
    • Participate in DOE’s to determine quality specifications for a cell sub-product
    • Bring online a characterization tool or inspection method
    • Participate in design validation sample making readiness including but not limited to:

    Job Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Enrolled in a 4 year program in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related field. MS/PhD preferred
    • Previous cell manufacturing internship or industry experience preferred
    • Foundational understanding Lithium-Ion batteries
    • MatLab/Python experience is a plus
    • Hands-on laboratory experience including coin or (preferably) pouch cell building, electrochemical evaluation, materials characterization, and data analytics
    • Strong motivation and enthusiasm to be at the forefront of next-generation battery development
    • A learning mindset and collaborative approach to solving problems

    Salary Range/Hourly Rate for Colorado Based Applicants: The range of pay for internships is 25.00-51.00 per hour. Actual compensation will be determined based on 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 effective 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 [email protected]

    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.

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