Technical Specialist, Optomechanical Devices

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Newark, CA, United States

Posted on: 2023-11-28

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.

The Role: 

•Participate in early concept development with advanced engineering team for vehicle product definition and feasibility.
•Collaborate with innovative ideas to realize design intend ideas, focus on function, form, and cost constraints. 
•Collaborate with cross functional team to find best balance for optomechanical devices integration when it comes to assembly, appearance, fit and finish. 
•Create engineering concept feasibility for Lucid internal in-house projects. 
•Develop 3D models in catia V5, catia V6 to support in-house development project, and RFQ predevelopment.
•Mentor design engineers on how to optimize optomechanical components integration.
•Coordinate and lead design reviews with design engineers throughout program milestones 
•Validate and sign off lighting optomechanical components and products prior to design release. 
•Collaborate with design engineers in Engineering Statement of Work, DFMEA and other technical documents creation.
•Collaborate with Design Engineers during DVP&R creation. 
•Lead and manage product development with key suppliers.
•Support design engineers with DFM, Moldflow, tooling reviews 
•Participate in vehicle packaging and lay out strategy.
•Participate in the iterative process with Lucid design/studio team to deliver optimal balance for craftsmanship, function, fit, shape, and cost. 
•Perform benchmark studies to find alternative solutions to industrialize, integrate optomechanical products. 
•Implement best practices where possible following Lucid innovative and flexible mindset, provide training to colleagues when required. 
•Create system requirements and specifications to achieve best in class optomechanical systems.
•Interface with Lucid manufacturing, dimensional team to develop components that are optimized for the product environment. 
•Perform evaluation on optomechanical devices to guarantee legal compliance for different markets. 
•Root-cause analysis, investigate and resolve issues encountered in current series production, and new products.
•Interpret CAE, CFD, Moldflow data to optimize product design. Work together with design engineers to integrate improvements.
•Propose tooling approach to solve complex injection molding components feasibility. 
•Stay up to date with emerging technologies, trends, and regulatory changes in optomechanical, lighting, sensing, vision related domains. 
•Be subject matter expert for optomechanical systems, meaning you’ll be responsible for making decision on how to executive part integration, define best technology to be used in given devices and approve interfaces with other systems.


•Ten plus years of engineering experience
•Proven experience in design/development engineering in optomechanical components, including but not limited to lighting, vision and sensing systems. 
•Knowledge of plastics, composites, sheet metal
•Basic knowledge in electrical and electronics 
•Knowledge in optical components manufacturing processes
•Knowledge of injection molding and plastic bonding processes
•Proven experience with CATIA V5 and V6 ( NX/Unigraphics is acceptable)
•Proven experience with Design Verification Plan & Report (DVP&R)
•Excellent knowledge with Design Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
•Proven Knowledge in GD&T
•Willingness to travel to suppliers, and assembly plant during the launch
•Proficient with Microsoft Office applications 
•Capable to interpret optical simulation reports 
•Proven experience creating complex Optomechanical integrations and be able to model to an excellent standard 
•Good knowledge in thermoplastics, thermoset resin materials and class A manufacturing technologies 
•Prove knowledge in cutting edge technology for cost effective solutions for the domain 
•Well-developed team working and interpersonal skills
•Mentoring skills
•Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in high-pressure environment 
•Detail oriented personality with determined problem-solving attitude using engineering first principles approach
•Hands on practical experience in prototype assembly and production assembly with willingness to assemble our own parts 


•Previous lighting systems in-plant launch experience preferred
•Previous automotive OEM or Tier 1 experience is a plus

Education Requirements: 

•Bachelor's degree in Engineering, physics or related field of study

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) - $138,000 - $198,000 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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