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Manager, Advanced Manufacturing

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Castro Valley
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

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 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.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), 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 Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking a Manager, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. The Advanced Manufacturing Engineering department supports all hardware product engineering groups regarding materials (metals and plastics), structural joining technologies (fasteners, mechanical joining, adhesives), and corrosion engineering and is engaged in exploring new technologies for future Lucid products.
This position requires an experienced professional with in-depth technical expertise in materials, joining technologies, structural adhesives, fasteners, and corrosion in combination with high performance team management skills. 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

  • Lead, mentor, and build a world-class advanced manufacturing engineering team
  • Manage projects across the hardware engineering department relating to materials, joining technologies, structural adhesives, fasteners, and corrosion
  • Support product engineering and research & development
  • Be responsible for the in-house Advanced Manufacturing Lab and outsource work to external labs
  • Cross functionally facilitate product development across materials, CAE, testing & correlation
  • Lead the projects and engineers involved in Lucid engineering specification development
  • Drive your team with the Lucid Air product launch in mind
  • Your primary role is success-oriented product engineering
  • Your secondary role is a scientific background and mindset


  • Demonstrated experience as a detail-oriented manager with technical depth and breadth
  • Full program cycle experience from concept to production launch in automotive field
  • Expertise in and understanding of materials and processes commonly used in automotive applications
  • Ability to create/improve/establish technical product specifications and timelines
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to achieve success in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Profound knowledge of advanced manufacturing engineering and demonstrable track record of technical excellence and program execution
  • Exceptional technical abilities paired with outstanding communication skills
  • Over 5 years of experience in a relevant technical role
  • Over 3 years of experience with hands on people management of scientists and engineers


  • Master's degree or higher in mechanical engineering or related discipline
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  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. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, Castro Valley , Manager, Advanced Manufacturing, Other , Castro Valley, California

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