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Sr. Mechanical Engineer / Technical Specialist, Motor-Gearbox Design

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 8, 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.

As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer / Technical Specialist on the Motor Gearbox Engineering team, you will have design ownership of the next generation of Lucid's EV mechanical propulsion systems and components including motors, geartrains, lubrication systems and other structural, thermal, and rotational components. You will work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with talented and passionate colleagues to design, prototype, test and launch these exciting products into production.

The Role:

  • Design and develop the next generation of EV mechanical propulsion systems, subsystems, and components, from concept to production.
  • Set detailed system and component specifications to meet high level functional requirements (performance, efficiency, durability, etc.)
  • Develop innovative design solutions based on a deep understanding of engineering fundamentals coupled with an awareness of industry practices
  • Create well-structured 3D CAD models utilizing both top-down and bottom-up practices as appropriate
  • Create clear and detailed 2D drawings and other necessary documentation to communicate design intent
  • Perform engineering analysis (CAE, etc.) to ensure alignment with specified and functional requirements
  • Thoughtfully apply tolerance analysis, GD&T and other techniques to ensure manufacturability, quality and performance
  • Work hands-on to prototype, test and refine hardware, equipment, and processes
  • Collaborate with Test and Reliability teams to develop and execute rigorous design and product validation test plans
  • Work closely with Supply Chain and SQA to source, industrialize and PPAP vendors
  • Support production launch and continuous improvement activities as needed
  • Travel domestically and internationally as required


  • At least 5 years of relevant design release experience in electric motors, geartrains, castings, thermal systems or other relevant products
  • Demonstrated track record of excellence and innovation yielding tangible results in one (or more) finished, manufactured product
  • Outstanding CAD skills - preferably CATIA V6/3DX
  • Extensive experience designing for various manufacturing processes, including (but not limited to) casting, machining, forging, gear cutting, injection molding and stamping
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive, ownership mindset and strong work ethic
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Collaborative, team player personality


  • Automotive powertrain experience - especially transmission and EV powertrain systems
  • Experience selecting and working directly with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Advanced CAD skills including advanced surfacing, generative design, and other techniques
  • Hands-on mechanical fabrication and prototyping skills
  • Previous direct involvement in product launch for mass production
  • Experience with DFMEA, 8D, DOE other structured evaluation and problem-solving methodologies


  • BS, minimum (MS, preferred) in mechanical engineering or a related field

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.

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