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Sr. Engineer, Chassis Joining and Fastening

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: September 4, 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.

As a Senior Engineer of Joining and Fastening, you will design, develop and manage the technologies that join together the Chassis; components that control lateral, longitudinal and vertical control of world leading electric vehicles. You will engage with a other members of the team to guide them on bolt design and other joining technologies to make a premier steering, suspension and braking system from concept to production. 


  • Develop calculation methods (spread sheet calculations and CAE) that correlate to real world testing for bolted joint sizing
  • Run bolted joint testing for determining k-factor and proving joint strength
  • Develop procedures and methods for non-fastened joint joining methods (Welding, Adhesives, Riveting, etc.)
  • Research advanced technologies for joining and plan how to validate and implement into future programs
  • Manage the fastener library and part numbers for standardizing across the system and across different programs
  • Collaborate with manufacturing in order to reduce complexity and increase robustness of each joint
  • Determine required tolerances using GD&T
  • Manage multiple complex projects in a demanding environment


  • 5+ years of automotive industry experience, mostly focused on fastening technologies
  • Extensive experience with fastener testing and ability to personally run testing
  • Full comprehension of bolted joint calculations and proven history of joint design
  • Hands-on practical experience in prototype assembly, vehicle service or manufacturing assembly
  • Proven CAD experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong desire to create state-of-the-art engineering products as an integral part of a capable team
  • Travel domestically and internationally up to 20% if needed is Advantageous
  • Experience and proficiency with CATIA V5/V6 or similar software preferred
  • Knowledge of vehicle crash safety principles
  • Knowledge of vehicle dynamics principles
  • Knowledge of NVH principles
  • Ability to run CAE analysis tools
  • Driven-vehicle attributes development experience


  • BS/BEng or MS/MEng, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering
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, Redwood City , Sr. Engineer, Chassis Joining and Fastening, Other , Redwood City, California

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