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Cell & Module Operations Engineer, Battery Cell Engineering

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.

We are currently seeking engineers with experience in lithium-ion battery quality management to join the Cell Engineering Team. This role will be based in Newark, CA and will work closely with both R&D and manufacturing engineers to contain, manage and resolve lithium-ion battery related issues that arises in vehicle’s manufacturing process. A lot of hands-on effort can be expected. A successful candidate should have a good understanding in lithium-ion battery technology, with the ability to separate engineering intuition from assumptions and take a data driven approach to investigations and problem solving in an unbiased and impartial manner.  

The Role

  • Travel between and work in both Newark, CA headquarters and Casa Grande, AZ manufacturing facility (close to 50% travel). 
  • Be the onsite representative of Cell Engineering team in AZ facility and provide manufacturing team engineering support of battery cell related issues. 
  • Implement and overseeing incoming cell inspection in AZ facility and ensuring smooth process data flow between Cell Engineering team and cell suppliers. 
  • Ensuring information flow between stakeholders across multiple teams and from various levels such as technicians and manufacturing associates on the floor to R&D Engineers and Management at HQ.  
  • Develop software/hardware tools to help detect, analyze, present, and resolve battery cell related issues.


  • Working knowledge of lithium-ion battery chemistry and/or mechanical design and technology. 
  • Comfortable working in manufacturing environment and fluent in related protocols. 
  • Experience in lithium-ion battery related design, process, manufacturing, or functional FMEA. 
  • Demonstrated issue solving experience through root cause analysis and DOEs. 
  • Great technical project management and communication skills. Able to accurately summarize and report technical issues to cross functional teams. 


  • Involved in full product development cycle of battery related product. 
  • Industry experience of integrating cylindrical lithium-ion batteries into large energy storage systems such as EV and ESS. 
  • Expert in the manufacturing process of cylindrical lithium-ion batteries.  


  • BS degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing, Chemistry, or Materials Engineering with 1-3 years battery and/or manufacturing experience. 
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 , Cell & Module Operations Engineer, Battery Cell Engineering, Other , Union City, California

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