Prototype Build Technician, Drive Unit Test and Validation

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-01

Category: emobility

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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 looking for a Drive Unit Build Technician to assemble our latest prototype motor-gearboxes. These drive units are on the cutting edge of technology and require an individual with an immaculate attention to detail. Preferably, they have a track record of building and inspecting performance motors and transmissions. Their expertise will be critical to identifying key issues during assembly and working collaboratively with our design engineers to propel our technology to the next level.

Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches their work with vigor and determination. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

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) - starting from $35.00 per $48.00 hour to per hour
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.) 

Lucid maintains your privacy according to its Candidate Privacy Notice. If you are a California resident, please refer to our California Candidate Privacy Notice.

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.
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. 

The Role:

  • Demonstrate experience in building complex assemblies
  • Be highly detail oriented and able to keep detailed documentation of builds
  • Assemble prototype drive unit assemblies
  • Complete root cause analysis of drive units upon test completion
  • Collaborate with design engineers to highlight assembly issues and suggest improvements
  • Proactively engage to ensure impeccable drive unit quality standards

  • Qualifications:

  • Assembly experience with complex assemblies
  • Ability to disassemble and reassemble motors and gear systems with instructions
  • Familiarity with high precision measurement tools including bore gauges, calipers, and micrometers
  • Proficient with hand tools, power tools and build equipment
  • Excellent communication skills for collaborating engineering
  • Works safely in environments with high voltage and heavy equipment
  • Minimum of 2 years of automotive (or related) technician experience

  • Preferred:

  • Strong fundamental understanding of how electric motors and geartrains function
  • Experience with electric vehicle propulsion systems
  • Exposure to manufacturing processes and controls
  • Capable of fabricating with manual mill and lathe
  • Experience with root cause analysis at the component and system level
  • Knowledgeable with basic electrical tools: DMM, Hi-POT Tester and Oscilloscope

  • Education:

  • High school Diploma
  • ASE certification a bonus
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