Lucid Motors

Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-13

Category: emobility

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

Sr. 3D Print Lab Technician, Vehicle Integration

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.

Lucid Motors is seeking a Sr. 3D Print Lab Technician to operate and maintain 3D printing equipment and help develop our internal prototyping capabilities. This role will involve handling requests from engineers to fabricate parts while providing DFAM feedback and guidance for material and process selection. Both one-off parts and small-volume production are common, primarily in nylon-based materials using either FFF or SLS processes. The Sr. 3D Print Lab Technician is also expected to maintain relationships with 3D printing service bureaus to advise engineers when outsourcing printed parts.

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 vaccination requirement as a condition of gainful employment within the United States
At Lucid, 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 new Lucid employees, whose job will be based in the United States, must provide original documentation confirming status as having received the prescribed inoculation (doses) based on the manufacturer's guidelines on their first day of employment.
 
Individuals seeking a medical and/or religious exemption from this requirement 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. 

The Role:

  • Proficiently set up, operate, and maintain FFF and SLS 3D printing equipment
  • Stock appropriate materials and maintenance parts
  • Inspect print request files (STLs) for printability and geometric errors
  • Coordinate scheduling of print requests to ensure timely delivery of parts
  • Provide DFAM feedback and material/process guidance to engineers prior to printing components
  • Collect part performance feedback after printing components
  • Maintain relationships with external printing services and understand their general prototyping capabilities
  • Set expectations with engineers, deliver parts within the expected timeframe, and follow-up on part performance
  • Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ operating 3D printing equipment in a professional capacity 
  • Good understanding of material selection, differences, process suitability and performance tradeoffs
  • Familiarity with STL inspection and repair software (ex. Netfabb)
  • Hands-on experience with operating FFF or FDM and SLS equipment
  • Strong DFAM competency to provide both feedback and guidance to our engineering team
  • Knowledge/experience with different post-processing and finishing processes
  • Able to work relatively independently while collaborating effectively with designers and engineers
  • Knowledge of automotive environmental considerations
  • Excellent planning and organization skills to handle large request volumes effectively
  • Advantageous:

  • Prior operation of Markforged FFF/CFF and 3D Systems SLS equipment
  • Basic understanding of anisotropic material considerations, including continuous fiber reinforcement orientation
  • Knowledge of automotive environmental considerations
  • Knowledge of designing mating features and maintaining clearances based on process tolerance
  • Parts will often vary significantly and will unlikely be well-suited for 3D printing, so experience with challenging setups and print time optimization is helpful