Maintenance Manager - Paint

Casa Grande, AZ /
Manufacturing – Manufacturing /
Leading the future of luxury mobility

Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.

As our Paint Maintenance Manager you will contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice processes. Vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance. You will also contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on operational activities.


    • Implement all relevant procedures described in the Quality Management System (QMS) and ensure compliance 
    • Maintain automation in a state of compliance with specifications, fit, form, and contamination standards 
    • Responsible for monitoring day-to-day production processes, tooling, and operations related to automation equipment 
    • Analyze equipment performance and work to improve efficiencies; actively participate in Constraint Review Process 
    • Ensure equipment start-up readiness for production 
    • Lead skilled trades/maintenance personnel to evaluate controls requirements for maintaining and improving production yields, throughput, and up time
    • Supervise material control (spare parts inventory), repair and rebuild programs, and reliability and maintainability reviews people 
    • Maintain a versatility matrix that ensures technical coverage at all times 
    • Assist and teach maintenance troubleshooting techniques to improve mean time between failure and mean time to repair  
    • Supervise preventive maintenance schedules, preventive and predictive inspections, and repairs to minimize downtime 
    • Coordinate and schedule manpower and materials to meet maintenance requirements to minimize down time; coordinate maintenance activities with other plant operations 
    • Conduct root cause analysis of downtime issues to prevent recurrence (4D process) 
    • Work with ME/PE to launch new programs or equipment, optimize floor layouts, coordinate equipment refurbishment, and develop standardized PM programs from FMEAs 
    • Execute prioritized daily maintenance activities (predictive, preventive and crisis maintenance) obtaining full utilization of workforce while optimizing available opportunities for all maintenance 
    • Provide input to and coordinate with our Service Providers for weekend and shutdown maintenance planning 
    • Develop in-house systems and procedures to meet the needs of external customers
    • Respond to quality issues by putting in containment actions, full analysis, poka-yokes (error proofing), and implementing short-term and long-term countermeasures 
    • Update quality documentation and communicate to carry forward lessons learned from quality concerns in new customer contracts 
    • Ensure that plant schedule for vehicle builds is fulfilled by operation deliverables 
    • Introduce new systems and procedures where appropriate • Undertake internal and process audits of the Quality Management System (QMS) 
    • Direct reports are: Group Leaders and Team Leaders
    • Establish and refine quality sign-off instructions, standards and documentation 
    • Report against agreed quality metrics 
    • Produce written reports and make presentations 
    • Undertake continuous training and development 
    • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization 
    • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required 
    • Develop, implement and manage key performance indicators (KPIs) for each area of responsibility 
    • Help set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports 
    • Ensure KPIs are met 
    • Input and hold responsibility for team budgets 
    • Responsible for achieving budget and forecast 
    • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies 
    • Support, encourage and develop team 
    • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere 
    • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles 
    • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions 
    • Embraces personal challenge 
    • Confident, rounded thinking 
    • Takes ownership for team cohesion 
    • Is resilient, optimistic and open to change 
    • A self-starter, motivated and able to positively motivate others
    • Focused, target driven with a positive, can-do attitude 
    • Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability 
    • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives, and which delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements 
    • Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels 
    • Motivate and coach the team to operational success 
    • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems 
    • Review, implement and update company records e.g. training matrices, performance reviews, risk assessments 
    • Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware 
    • Provide technical expertise to the team 
    • Manage contractors on site to ensure they meet legal and company requirements 

Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent 
    • 5+ years Automotive Paint experience 
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles 
    • Knowledge of constraint management principles 
    • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills 
    • Experience of dealing with customers and suppliers 
    • Creative problem-solving skills 
    • Ability to work any shift and overtime as required 
    • Cross-functional operations in a manufacturing setting
    • FANUC Waterborne and 2K experience
    • FANUC sealer automation experience
Be part of something amazing

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.

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