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Closures Engineer – Composite Decklid

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 looking for an automotive Closures Engineer – Composite Decklid. If you’re the kind of person who sees a problem, develops a solution, and engineers an improvement no one’s asked for yet, then we want to talk with you!

Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to learn quickly and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and be excellent at multi-tasking.

The Role:

  • Take ownership of the Lucid Air clamshell composite decklid system
  • Manage and be the technical lead for suppliers, contract staff, and other closures engineers
  • Advanced closures engineering for future Lucid products
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders for attributes, performance, cost, weight, packaging, and studio
  • Program management of multiple suppliers
  • Drive parts, assemblies, and system to perfection from conception to start of production
  • Create your own CAD or work with CAD designers and contractors to meet your system goals


  • Profound knowledge of decklid, tailgate, liftgate, or other composite closures systems
  • Expertise in plastics and composites including SMC and injection molding
  • Experience in launching automotive closures and demonstrable track record of technical excellence
  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • A minimum of (5) years relevant experience
  • A strong desire to create the very best product, working as an integral part of a very capable team
  • Ability to interrogate CAD, run section cuts, and use CAD for digital mockup and package studies
  • Experience in interacting with studio and working with class A surface
  • Well-developed team working and interpersonal skills


  • Bachelor of Science (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering or relevant engineering discipline or higher

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 , Closures Engineer – Composite Decklid, Other , Castro Valley, California

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