Ergonomics Engineer at Rivian (Detroit, MI)

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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 Ergonomics Engineer provides key knowledge on equipment, process, operation design to prevent future injuries and illnesses. This position will coach and train diverse functional groups such as manufacturing, design, and operations on the principles of applied ergonomics. This position will be a key collaborator to aid on design, test, and buy off for equipment/processes before they enter the manufacturing environment. This position collaborates with other Ergonomics Engineers to elaborate, maintain, and apply ergonomic process, guidelines, tools, and new technologies for different functional groups.

The ideal candidate is organized, self-motivated and has great communication skills as they need to be able to understand complex manufacturing environments and able to communicate with different functional groups with diverse interests and backgrounds. Flexibility and adaptability will benefit this position greatly as it will work in a fast paced, multi-cultural, team-oriented environment.


  • Support different functional teams on the design and evaluation of existing/future workstations regarding ergonomic risks
  • Collaborate with other Ergonomic Engineers to elaborate, maintain, and apply Ergonomic programs/systems in different areas
  • Conduct ergonomics training and educate a diverse group of people in the organization as required.
  • Participate on workshops, virtual builds, and/or buyoff events for new manufacturing equipment.
  • Influence human behaviors to reduce workplace risks.
  • Document and maintain best practices related to Ergonomics
  • Develop and deliver training to different functional groups
  • Supports on investigation of new applied Ergonomics Technologies (Exoskeletons, Wearable Technology, etc.)
  • Evaluate Workstations/Operations based on Ergonomic Risks Assessments
  • Utilize CAD, DELMIA, and other technologies to identify and solve ergonomic issues
  • Recommend corrective actions, and lead teams to completion, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Master’s degree in Ergonomics, Human Factors, Kinesiology, or related degree (preferred)
  • At least 5 years ergonomics experience in different locations, manufacturing – Automotive experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO, USCAR ergonomic design standards
  • Knowledge of ergonomic risk assessments: NIOSH lifting equation, Snook Tables, Fatigue Analysis, OCRA, SI, HAL, 3DSSPP, Biomechanical analysis, MAC, RAPP, QEC, RULA, REBA, Anthropometric tables, Duty Cycle Equation, and other Ergonomic Tools.
  • Knowledge on Ergonomic simulation software (Jack, DELMIA)
  • Familiarity with data and root cause analysis techniques.
  • Understanding of incident and injury prevention programs.
  • Experience implementing, training, and maintaining ergonomic programs/systems such as Ergonomic Risk Assessments, Simulations, Job Rotation, Break Periods, and Ergonomic Guidelines for different types of operations.
  • Must be able to travel up to 30%
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point.
  • Skills in: Smartsheets, Confluence, SharePoint desired
  • Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP) or eligible
  • Certified Ergonomics Professional (CPE) or eligible (preferred)
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
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]


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More Information on Rivian
Rivian operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Plymouth, MI, Normal , IL, Wittman , AZ, Irvine, CA, Carson, CA, San Jose, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Rivian was founded in 2009. It has 4300 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 230 open jobs at Rivian, click here.
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