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Staff Engineer / Technical Specialist, Motor-Gearbox Design

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Union City
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

As a Staff Mechanical Engineer / Technical Specialist on the Motor Gearbox Engineering team, you will have design ownership of next generation EV mechanical propulsion systems and components for Lucid vehicles, motorsports programs and other applications. You will work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with talented and passionate colleagues to design, prototype, test and launch these exciting products into production.

The Role:

  • Lead the engineering design and development of next generation EV mechanical propulsion systems from concept to production
  • Engineer components and subsystems including motors, geartrains, castings, lubrication systems and other structural, thermal, and rotational components
  • Set detailed system and component specifications to meet high level functional requirements (performance, efficiency, durability, etc.)
  • Develop innovative design solutions based on a deep understanding of engineering fundamentals coupled with an awareness of industry practices
  • Create well-structured 3D CAD models utilizing both top-down and bottom-up practices as appropriate
  • Create clear and detailed 2D drawings and other necessary documentation to communicate design intent
  • Perform engineering analysis (CAE, etc.) to ensure alignment with specified and functional requirements
  • Thoughtfully apply tolerance analysis, GD&T and other techniques to ensure manufacturability, quality and performance
  • Work hands-on to prototype, test and refine hardware, equipment, and processes
  • Collaborate with Test and Reliability teams to develop and execute rigorous design and product validation test plans
  • Work closely with Supply Chain and SQA to source, industrialize and PPAP vendors
  • Support production launch and continuous improvement activities as needed
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required


  • At least 8 years of relevant design release experience in electric motors, geartrains, castings, thermal systems or other relevant products
  • Demonstrated track record of excellence and innovation yielding tangible results in at least one (preferably more) finished, manufactured product
  • Outstanding CAD skills - preferably CATIA V6/3DX
  • Extensive experience designing for various manufacturing processes, including (but not limited to) casting, machining, forging, gear cutting, injection molding and stamping
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive, ownership mindset and strong work ethic
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Collaborative, team player personality


  • Automotive powertrain experience - especially transmission and EV powertrain systems
  • Experience selecting and working directly with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Advanced CAD skills including advanced surfacing, generative design, and other techniques
  • Hands-on mechanical fabrication and prototyping skills
  • Previous direct involvement in product launch for mass production
  • Experience with DFMEA, 8D, DOE other structured evaluation and problem-solving methodologies


  • BS, minimum (MS, preferred) in mechanical engineering or a related field
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Union City , Staff Engineer / Technical Specialist, Motor-Gearbox Design, Other , Union City, California

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