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Drive Unit Test and Validation Engineer

Hardware Engineering

Newark, CA      Full-Time

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Lucid’s mission is to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy by creating the most captivating luxury electric vehicles, centered around the human experience. Working at Lucid Motors means having a shared vision to power the future in revolutionary ways. Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the automotive industry.

As a Drive Unit Test and Validation Engineer, you will drive the validation process of state-of-the-art electric vehicle traction motors with an integrated gear train and cooling system. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. 

Your Role:

  • Lead design quality initiatives directing and creating component and system DFMEAs that help drive the definition of DVP&Rs and testing specifications.
  • Develop and operate test console (Labview based) for Motor Dynamometer and other powertrain test setups.
  • Manage (HALT) Highly Accelerated Life Testing and environmental testing of EV Drive Units.
  • Manage the definition and data analysis from performance and durability testing.
  • Develop and implement standard practices for maintaining equipment calibration and specifying new equipment.
  • Utilize numerical data analysis tools to interpret test results. Document results and provide reports.
  • Work with data acquisition systems and control systems to continually improve in-test data recording.
  • Perform EMI/EMC tests, electric motor HI Pot tests, and electric motor induced shaft current measurements.
  • Coordinate with design engineers to highlight problems and suggest areas for improvement.
  • Develop test plans, procedures, and conduct tests to evaluate if hardware meets acceptance test criteria. Analyze and review data to ensure that hardware is operating as expected.
  • Develop novel ways to streamline processes and increase the reliability of testing operations.


  • Depending on your experience level you may be considered for a Manager role where you lead a validation team of engineers and technicians and/or and Project Test Engineering role where you will manage specific subsystem validation efforts.
  • Ability to determine validation testing loads, testing time and number of samples for confidence and reliability over program life.
  • Experience creating and putting into practice statistical models for predicting product life from limited test sample data.
  • Competence using basic lab equipment including oscilloscopes, function generators, counters and network analyzers, as well as tools for electric motor health monitoring.
  • Experience with automotive regulatory, environmental, reliability, and safety requirements is a plus. SAE, IEC, ISO, Chinese standards.
  • Experience with Software: LabView, Matlab/Simulink, PSpice, MS office.
  • Basic experience with automotive communication protocols (CAN, LIN).
  • Hands-on experience with shop tools and machine building.
  • Experience with electric vehicles and/or automotive products a plus.
  • Experience with taking products through development cycle to full volume production including writing and executing DVP&Rs (Design Verification Plan and Reports).
  • Track record of getting amazing products to market on time with fantastic innovation.
  • 8 years minimum design and/or test experience
  • Expertise in six-sigma quality process control statistical methods
  • Design expertise for manufacturing (DFM) and failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA)
  • Hands-on test experience including building circuits and wire harnesses if needed.
  • Great communication skills for relaying data (verbal and written) between other employees and customers.


  • Experience using a CMM and interpreting results
  • Expertise in building teams
  • Expertise in using Catia V6
  • Experience with electric vehicle propulsion systems
  • Experience with electronic control systems


  • Bachelor Degree required in Electrical, Automotive, Computer or Electro-Mechanical Engineering or Physics.
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