Sr. Materials Engineer, Plastics Materials and Processes

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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.

Our Body Engineering team is looking for a significant contributor to a world-class vehicle engineering team by supporting with plastics expertise and owning polymer-related aspects from concept phase to product launch.

Role

  • Be a significant contributor to a world-class vehicle engineering team by supporting with plastics expertise and owning polymer-related aspects from concept phase to product launch
  • Consultation with design engineers and suppliers throughout product development process, optimizing part function, efficiency, and cost
  • Extraction of material requirements from part specifications and material selection after holistic evaluation of plastic grades
  • Utilization of understanding of polymers (e.g. structure property relation) to troubleshoot parts and processes
  • Development and implementation of test methods and material specifications
  • Support of internal non-engineering teams and representation of Lucid material team in communication with suppliers (incl. on-site visits)

Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience, selecting and developing plastics and composite materials.
  • Must have worked in automotive development environment, ideally through complete product development process
  • Good knowledge of injection molded materials, in-mold decoration technology utilizing luxury materials such as synthetic leather, suede, wood, and metal
  • Proven experience in selection of plastic grades for different applications
  • Proven hands-on experience with plastic injection molding process, including process optimization
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% if needed

Advantageous

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with other plastic manufacturing processes and their part designs (e.g. blow molding, thermal forming, vacuum forming, over molding, compression molding, slush molding)
  • Experience with secondary processes (e.g. joining, painting, plating, press/vacuum lamination)
  • Experience developing and implementing test methods and material characterization.

Education

  • MS degree in polymer engineering, material science or related field
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.

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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