Technical Specialist, Seating Systems

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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.

We are currently seeking a Technical Specialist, Complete Seat. This position requires a professional with a responsibility for designing and developing the seating systems of a world-class vehicle in terms of both styling and function. 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.

Role

  • Be a significant contributor to a world-class seating systems engineering team
  • Contribute to creation of industry-leading seating systems, with groundbreaking safety, comfort, craftsmanship, ergonomics, and functionality
  • Ensure successful packaging, integration, and release of selected advanced seat technologies into the design environment to meet all performance and reliability targets
  • Work interactively within a cross-functional marketing, design, and vehicle engineering team, placing priority upon the greater benefit of the vehicle above any one individual system
  • Collaborate with seating suppliers to ensure technical excellence and on time delivery of Lucid seating systems
  • Assist in developing performance specifications and tests for seat attributes, including strength, appearance, durability, and NVH
  • Employ and develop effective tools and an innovative approach to supporting the development

Qualifications

  • At least 10+ years of demonstrated experience as a technical engineer leading seating development projects
  • A solid knowledge of seat structural performance, seat mechanisms, ergonomics, comfort, safety standards, and restraint systems
  • Profound knowledge of vehicle seating systems and demonstrable track record of technical excellence an program execution
  • Profound knowledge of safety regulations, FMVSS, ECE & ADR.
  • Understanding of automotive seating industry benchmark, trends, and supplier competencies
  • Hands on experience developing Seating Systems DVP&Rs & DFMEAs
  • Ability to establish/improve technical product specifications and timelines to achieve an accelerated development cycle towards SOP
  • Experienced in using CAD to create 2D/3D concept drawings, seating components, packaging layouts, and DFM studies
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to achieve success in a fast-paced startup environment
  • The ideal candidate would be someone who has experience leading/working in a cross functional team involving multiple vehicle systems
  • Exceptional technical abilities paired with excellent communication skills (both written & verbal) to communicate effectively with the different vehicle systems

Advantageous

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to achieve success in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Exceptional technical abilities paired with excellent communication skills (both written & verbal) to communicate effectively with the different vehicle systems
  • A solid knowledge of structural performance, ergonomics, comfort, safety standards, and restraint systems
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team
  • A practical hands-on approach to complement the theoretical
  • Design experience operating with CATIA V6 3DExperience
  • A full program cycle experiences from concept to production launch in automotive seating

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Science in a relevant engineering discipline required
  • Master of Science in relevant discipline a plus
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) - $138,000 - $198,000

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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