Sr. Closures Mechanism Design Engineer

Newark, CA
Hardware Engineering – Body Structures /
Full-Time /
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 currently seeking a Sr. Closures Mechanism Design Engineer. This position requires an experienced professional with experience in design and development of automotive Closure hardware and mechanisms. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment.

The Role:

    • Responsible for the design and development of automotive Closure hardware and mechanisms such as Side Door Window regulators and glass, Handles, Hinges, Latches, Checkers, Power actuators, Charge Port mechanisms, and others
    • Design with excellence at system and component level with great attention to every detail
    • Create and optimize designs for performance, size, weight, durability and cost
    • Create testing plan to prove out design concepts
    • Work closely with both internal teams and external suppliers using creativity and teamwork to integrate multiple systems in the most efficient way possible
    • Work closely with other stake owners and attribute owners across the company such as Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Dynamics, NVH, Durability, Manufacturing, etc. to create world class design
    • Perform benchmarking activities to understand competitiveness of designs
    • Coordinate virtual engineering and physical validation testing activities for your designs
    • Determine required tolerances using GD&T
    • Travel domestically and internationally as required

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent from ABET accredited institution or equivalent closures automotive experience
    • 5+ years of expertise in automotive Closures hardware and mechanisms at OEM or supplier desired; Engineer: College graduate and above
    • Solid track record of successful system level integration
    • Experience working with Class A surface data
    • Proven 3D CAD skills, proficient with CATIA V5/V6 or similar software
    • Hands-on practical experience in prototype assembly and production assembly with the willingness to assemble your own parts
    • Experience in technology, system and supplier selection
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
    • Detail oriented personality with a determined problem-solving attitude using an Engineering first principles approach
    • Design release engineering experience including engineering change management and project management experiences
    • A strong understanding of various analysis tools such as ANSYS, OptiStruct, MatLab, ADAMS, etc.
    • Proof of excellence in your past position, while demonstrating profound creativity in resolving mechanical design problems 
    • Experience in full life cycle development from concept to prototype to full production
    • Knowledge of manufacturing processes applicable for hardware and mechanisms such as injection molding, die castings, stampings, 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) - $115,000-$165,000

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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