Sr. Field Service Technician (Night Shift)

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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:
The Field Service Technician will be responsible for overdelivering on the internal and external customer experience at our service locations. The ideal candidate will possess the technical acumen and the ability to provide a strong level of customer service. If you're able to think quickly on your feet, have a go-getter attitude, possess great communication skills, and have a passion for adventure, then we want you on the team. You will be working with our internal partners every day to assist with service needs and coordinate with our Service, Vehicle and Delivery Operations, and Field Service Engineer teams. This role will require a dynamic and resourceful leader with excellent oral and written communications skills, who will foster cross functional interaction and champion a culture of continuous improvement to support Service teams and customers within a Service center. To be successful in this role, you must have a customer-first approach, thrive in ambiguous and unexpected environments, tackling all challenges with a creative and flexible mindset. Experience in automotive, process standardization, continuous improvement, and managing escalations is a plus.
Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrated strength in collaborating with cross-functional teams and support partners to achieve organizational goals and fostering effective communication
  • Excellent customer-facing communication and organizational skills, with ability to build and maintain customer relationships
  • Proficient in managing and resolving customer escalations with professionalism, empathy, and effective communication, ensuring customer satisfaction and retention
  • Strong knowledge of assigned region for optimized route planning
  • Responsible for the operation and storage of the company vehicle pursuant to applicable company policies and as permitted by applicable law
  • Conduct repairs in a mobile setting, which may encompass various locations such as driveways, parking lots, and similar environments
  • Thorough understanding of work order administrative responsibilities including parts ordering, obtaining customer authorization, and final invoicing
  • Maintain inventory of tooling and equipment to ensure availability and proper management
  • Demonstrates self-motivation, resourcefulness, and a strong orientation towards problem-solving
  • Set up and Launch upcoming Service Centers
  • Assist service center management team in the day-to-day operations
  • Diagnose and repair moderate to complex electrical and mechanical vehicle issues
  • Support cross functional teams and assist with pre-production vehicle builds
  • Improve efficiency in service procedures without compromising quality and safety of the repair
  • Follow Rivian repair procedures with efficiency without compromising quality and safety
  • Perform installations and inspections on vehicles
  • Support campaigns and containment initiatives
  • Work with a collaborative attitude and team spirit in an ever-changing, dynamic environment
  • Provide service support to the field to support the Service organization
  • Demonstrates high-level administrative experience using Microsoft Office tools
  • Maintain high quality work and efficiency while working with little supervision
  • Work with a collaborative attitude and team spirit in an ever-changing, dynamic environment
  • Provide service support to the field to support the Service organization
  • Ability to perform duties and communicate with a high level of professionalism, in a customer-facing environment
  • Support, Train, Coach, and Mentor other technicians as assigned
  • Additional plant support, including travel, may be required depending on business needs
  • Ability to properly document repairs completed and in process
  • This role may transition from remote to on-site and require in-person work, on- site at the service center should one be opened within 90 miles or 2 hours of the employee’s assigned remote work location
Qualifications:
  • Must be able to drive up to an average of 6+ hours per shift, with potential overnight stays on occasion
  • Automotive Technology/Technician Degree or equivalent experience
  • 10 or more years of automotive experience
  • 3 or more years of EV experience
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Experience using a variety of test tools including a PICO-scope, HERMES, Python code editor tool, & breakout box
  • Experience in bumper-to-bumper diagnosis and repair
  • OEM Certified Master Technician is a plus
  • OEM Specific Technician Training is a plus Strong Mechanical and Electrical diagnostics
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement Process
  • experience, including high voltage systems
  • Strong written and communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Has worked as a shop foreman, team leader, shop supervisor or trainer
  • Has had experience mentoring and coaching other technicians
  • Ability to drive non-commercial truck and trailer
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, and have a clean driving record
  • Experience working in start-up environments
  • No drug or alcohol related driving incidents in the last 3 years
  • No more than 1 serious moving violation in the last 3 years
  • Must have a valid driver's license in the state of residence that you will be driving/operating a vehicle
  • Will be subject to continuous Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) monitoring
  • No driving related suspensions or revocation of Driver License (within a 3-5year period).
  • Physical exertion may be required to perform occupational tasks (sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, carrying, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 50 lbs)
  • Frequent use of hands for purposes of grasping and using tools correctly, entering data, writing communications, or calling customers or internal partners
  • Ability to read and speak fluent English
  • Ability to see, read and interpret documents such as governmental regulations, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions or schematics
  • Minimum age of 21
Company Statements:

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 candidateaccommodations@rivian.com.

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.

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