Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-09-19

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Internship

Experience required:

Intern

Salary

Salary not provided

Intern, Battery Cell Engineer - Summer 2023

About the company:

Lucid is the new generation of EV. Our relentless focus on innovation, luxury, and sustainability drives us into a reality where you no longer have to choose between doing great things, doing the right thing, and doing everything with the highest regard for efficiency and design. There were luxury cars, then EVs, now there’s Lucid.  

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 Battery Cell Engineering Interns to undertake well-scoped developmental work relating to the testing and/or analysis of battery cells. These positions benefit from an intimate knowledge of lithium-ion batteries as well as a strong background in electrochemical testing and data analysis or modeling. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches her or his 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. 

At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. 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.

Notice regarding COVID-19 protocols  
At Lucid, we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus all new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States may or may not be required to provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses). Vaccination requirements are dependent upon location and position, please refer to the job description for more details.
 
Individuals in positions requiring vaccinations may seek a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement and may be granted such an accommodation after submitting a formal request to and the subsequent review and approval thereof by our dedicated Covid-19 Response team.
 
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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Cell Engineering Team members to develop experiments, analyze electrochemical datasets or models, and/or produce data-driven insights. 
  • Perform cell cycling and specialized battery cell related tests. 
  • Contribute to special prototype R&D projects. 
  • Attend regular group and 1-1 meetings to present progress updates. 
  • Clearly document work progress and conclusions. 
  • Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of lithium-ion cell chemistry and general electrochemistry 
  • Proficient with a statistical programming language for data analysis and designing experiments 
  • Experience in analyzing large data sets 
  • High level of mathematical and data analysis capabilities 
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple tests, and great documentation skills 
  • Excellent communication skills and team-oriented attitude 
  • Comfortable with taking ownership of projects 
  • Field(s) of study: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Material Science Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, Chemistry, and other related fields. 
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or PhD Degree program at an accredited university. 
  • Proof of enrollment in current or into next program (MS, PhD) 
  • Example Past Projects:

  • Development of new testing tools and methods, including half cell studies, gas pressure measurements, and lithium plating imaging.  
  • Development of new analysis techniques including the utilization of AI/ML to quantify lithium plating in electrode images as well as automation of data pipelines between machines and engineers 
  • Development of new testing and quality systems for deployment in inventory, logistics, and manufacturing contexts.  
  • Programming Information:

  • Timing: May- August, or June-September pending class schedules. 
  • Duration of Internship: Our internship program is 12 weeks; the end date is flexible based on individual needs.
  • Work Location & Environment:   This position will be in Newark, CA, and is fully in person.  The working environment will be a mix of lab & office work.
  • Relocation: One round trip flight to the assigned work location from/to permanent residence.  
  • Housing/Transportation: You must provide your own living arrangements and transportation in the local area.  
  • Background Check: All offers of employment are contingent on clearing a background check. 
  • Drug Screening: All offers of employment are contingent on passing a drug screen.  
  • Medical benefits: Dental and vision on day 1 for all interns working 32+ hours a week; medical for interns in California working 32+ hours a week.