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Materials Specialist, Plastics and Processing

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Lucid motors is looking for a highly motivated Plastics and Polymer expert working in a fast paced environment where you will work with highly motivated teams that’s are dedicated to world class quality standards on extremely challenging projects.

 The Plastics/Polymer engineer will work with cross functional teams developing and specifying material, joining processes through the entire product lifecycle.

You will work closely with Design Engineering, quality and production to take state of the art materials from initial concept, through prototype and into full production


  • Have good knowledge of injection molded materials,  in-mold decoration technology utilizing luxury materials such as synthetic leather, suede, wood, and metal
  • Will work with Injection molding, process optimization, Mold design, Hot runner systems, Extrusion of plastics, Blow-molding, and Polymer processing
  • Work with lamination covering materials used in Press lamination, Vacuum lamination and Slush molding applications
  • Develop and implement test methods
  • Support design engineers in material selection
  • Develop material specifications and test methods
  • Methodical approach to testing and documentation


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience working with plastics in automotive field
  • Proven experience with plastic injection molding. Other plastic manufacturing processes are an advantage
  • Experience in choosing resins for different applications


  • Experience developing and implementing test methods and material characterization.
  • Desirable to have experience and knowledge of lamination covering materials used in Press lamination, Vacuum lamination and Slush molding applications
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills


  • BS/MS Materials science and or materials engineering

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.

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, Newark , Materials Specialist, Plastics and Processing, Other , Newark, California

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