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Materials Specialist, Plastics and Processing

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 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.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

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 identifying and developing plastics and composite materials.
  • Must have experience working in Automotive. Working through complete product development process is a bonus.
  • Proven experience with plastic injection molding with knowledge of process of injection molding.
  • Experience in choosing resins for different applications.


  • Other plastic manufacturing processes is a bonus. Examples: Blow Molding, thermal forming, vacuum forming, over molding/twin shot molding etc.
  • 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 or similar

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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