Sr. Vehicle Quality Specialist, Motor Controls

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-09-21

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 currently seeking a Vehicle Quality Specialist for Motor-Controls. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate technical excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection within a fast-paced environment. 

Flexibility in work schedule is required (to include evenings and weekends, as needed)


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) - $115,000- 165,000 per year

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. 

You Will:

  • Validate that motor control hardware/software implemented fixes are effective,
  • Track down customer satisfaction and warranty costs reduction impact.
  • Be the motor control quality technical expert.
  • Warranty part return tear-down and analysis
  • Field incident scrambles and investigation
  • Cultivate a synchronized relationship with cross-functional stakeholders including Design and Software Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Service and Quality with the objective of driving issues to a resolution.
  • Lead Cross-Functional Teams to resolution of complex and/or chronic issues for motor control in an accelerated pace
  • Consolidate inputs and material from cross-functional teams to create presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate progress and status at all leadership levels including the C-Suite
  • Be responsible for Quality Objective achievement (3Months-in-Service, Consumer Reports) for motor-control.
  • Represent the Voice of the Customer (VOC) and drive feedback to Design and Manufacturing Engineering teams in order to catalyze improvements in product, process & equipment.
  • Define and implement inspection metrics, constantly striving for higher quality. 
  • Vehicle audits
  • Feed market quality experience into new model design specifications
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.
  • You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical field – Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Management or similar
  • Technical Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 4 years of relevant development and technical experience in electric motors, inverters, control algorithms, gear trains, and other relevant systems
  • Outstanding technical problem-solving abilities based in a strong grasp of engineering fundamentals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive mindset and strong work ethic
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Experience working with data acquisition systems.
  • Strong technical understanding of the fundamentals of electric powertrain systems, including electric machines, power electronics, inverters and control algorithms.
  • Systems approach to engineering product development, including demonstrated ability to bring together teams from different engineering disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience of engineering problem solving
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with ability to drive decisions using data and metrics.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Goal-oriented self-starter and motivator
  • Field quality experience 
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7 years of relevant development experience in electric motors, inverters, motor controls or other relevant systems
  • Automotive powertrain experience - especially development of EV powertrain control systems
  • Experience in two full product development cycles for EV motor control and inverters
  • Previous direct involvement in product launch for mass production
  • Experience with DFMEA, 8D, DOE other structured evaluation and problem-solving methodologies
  • Six Sigma / Black Belt
  • Technical Master’s degree
  • OEM experience
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