Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Audio Systems

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-06

Category: emobility

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



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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 currently seeking a Sr. Audio Mechanical Engineer.  This position requires an experienced professional with a Proven track record as an ME for a World Class Audio System. 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. 

The Role:  

•Collaborate with the product design team, Audio System Architects to create aesthetically pleasing and functional audio product designs. Ensure that mechanical aspects align with the product's audio performance and user experience goals. 

•Design, develop, and refine mechanical components and enclosures for audio devices. Utilize CAD software to create detailed 3D models and 2D drawings, considering manufacturability and assembly processes. 

•Select appropriate materials for various product components, considering factors like durability, weight, acoustic properties, and cost-effectiveness. 

•Develop and oversee the creation of prototypes and conduct tests to assess the mechanical and acoustic performance of products. Identify and address issues and refinements in the design. 

•Work closely with manufacturing partners to ensure that product designs can be efficiently and cost-effectively produced at scale. 

•Consider automotive body structures, NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness), sealing, stiffness, resonances, natural frequencies, and other factors to ensure optimal acoustic performance. 

•Establish and implement quality control processes to ensure that all products meet the desired specifications and performance standards. 

•Conduct comprehensive testing and validation of mechanical components and product assemblies to ensure they meet or exceed performance, durability, and safety standards. 

•Maintain detailed design documentation, including drawings, specifications, and testing reports. 

•Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including electrical engineers, acoustics engineers, and product designers, to ensure that the mechanical design aligns with overall product goals. 

•Apply knowledge of mass production processes and technologies, such as injection molding, die casting, sheet metal stamping, plastic welding, gluing, riveting, etc., to ensure efficient manufacturing of speaker packaging with a Thoughtful consideration to installation on the vehicle Assembly Line 

•Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in audio and mechanical engineering to help maintain our competitive edge 


First principle thinking 

BS or MS with at least 5 years of Industry relevant experience. 

Proven experience in mechanical design, preferably with a focus on audio products 

Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials, especially as they relate to audio products. 

Proficiency in Mechanical Design, Manufacturing process, with  

Demonstrate full ownership of assigned systems/components. 

Experience with System validation and instrumentation   

Experience with simulation and analysis tools, such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and acoustic simulations and/or experience working with FEA engineers to validate the Simulations and results 

Positive Attitude to own the design, development, production of the part 


Familiarity with audio signal processing and tuning techniques. 

Understanding of electrical and electronic components related to automotive audio systems 

Proficiency in utilizing CAD software CATIA V5 or preferred V6, for 3D modeling and packaging design 

Education Requirements: 

BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering  

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 Range - $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.)

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. 

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