Technician, Vehicle Dynamics

Newark, CA /
Hardware Engineering – Chassis Engineering /
Full-Time
/ On-site
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 no 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.

We are looking for a Vehicle Dynamics Technician to help develop a state-of-the-art electric vehicle with a passionate team. Our ideal candidate understands vehicle suspension, steering and brake systems—preferably with motorsport or dynamics tuning experience. 

The Role

    • Support preparation, component upgrades, and maintenance of vehicle dynamics prototype fleet
    • Perform and streamline component swaps (springs, stabilizer bars, dampers, bushings, etc.) during tuning sessions
    • Collaborate with development team to deliver world-class ride and handling attributes
    • Travel and/or transport vehicles to test tracks around the country, including proving grounds, winter test, press events, and racetracks
    • Install robust data acquisition systems on prototype vehicles: accelerometers, strain gauges, thermocouples, pressure transducers, CAN, etc.
    • Troubleshoot and document mechanical and electric issues, including fabrication where necessary
    • Drive vehicles to evaluate vehicle health status, test features
    • Create and develop service and maintenance documents (service manual procedure, containments, etc.)
    • Critical thinking skills without instruction manuals or workbooks

Qualifications

    • Automotive technician degree or equivalent work experience
    • Proven record of innovation and problem solving
    • Experience with high-performance or luxury vehicles
    • Ability to travel (30-40%)
    • Own a professional automotive toolbox
    • Available to work overtime, evenings, and weekends when needed
    • Technical and mechanical skill-set
    • Proficient with hand and power tools
    • Able to handle numerous ambiguity projects simultaneously with ease
    • Extremely high attention to safety and details
    • Proof of excellence in your past position
    • Experience using electrical test equipment

Advantageous

    • Motorsport background
    • Working knowledge of CAN, electronics, and data logging
    • Fabrication skills
    • Understanding of high-voltage vehicle systems
    • Wire harness building (soldering, crimping, splicing) etc. 
 Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.
·       California (Bay Area) - $29-$40 per hour
Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs.  (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)

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At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 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.

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