Canoo Technologies Inc.

Manufacturing Engineer - General Assembly & Battery Area

Full Time
Location : Location
US-MI-Auburn Hills

About Canoo

Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone. The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Distinguished by its experienced team from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space that is customizable across all owners in the vehicle lifecycle to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.


The role will be responsible for designing and developing the processes from the ground up using various cutting-edge manufacturing tools to create a world class manufacturing facility. The Manufacturing Engineer (ME) will be responsible from the standard time analysis, equipment specifications, station layout, and ultimately the execution of lean process on the shop floor. This role will also work hand-in-hand with the design engineering team to problem solve vehicle-related concerns during production.



  • Develop the manufacturing process for general assembly
  • Create standard times for processes using CANOO Methods Time Measurement (MTM)
  • Write specifications for manufacturing equipment
  • Manage equipment suppliers to deliver lean equipment within budget and schedule
  • Improve station layouts for efficiency and ergonomics with Group Leaders. Perform line balances to improve quality while reducing waste, optimize the process
  • Problem solves vehicle concerns with Design Responsible Engineers
  • Drive Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles to enhance manufacturability of the vehicle
  • Track and close build issues
  • Program and optimize tightening torque tool programs
  • Vehicle data related tools and equipment moves will be performed by manufacturing engineering
  • Create process planning documentation, for example man-machine charts, PFMEA


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Manufacturing Engineering, or Engineering Technology discipline
  • 5+ Years in automotive manufacturing engineering is encouraged
  • Experience using Catia V5, SolidWorks, AutoCAD or similar and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel to equipment suppliers and to the Contract Manufacturer
  • Project management experience
  • Experience developing PFMEA’s, GD&T studies and MTM

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy

Canoo is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, past or present military service or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


Any unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles submitted in response to our job posting shall be considered the property of Canoo Inc. and its subsidiaries and are not subject to payment of referral or placement fees if any such candidate is later hired by Canoo unless you have a signed written agreement in place with us which covers the applicable job posting. 


Canoo cares deeply about the safety of all candidates who may be asked to participate in an in-person interview. While the company remains operational, some of our positions are remote, while others require working on-site. Canoo is following the Covid-19 protocols set forth by local state and federal governance and the CDC guidelines. Candidates who are vaccinated will be asked to provide a copy of proof of vaccination upon arrival for the interview. Candidates who are not vaccinated will be asked to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test that is no less than 48 hours old. We ask that you practice hand hygiene, social distance, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to Covid-19. We appreciate your cooperation with our safety protocols while you explore your future with Canoo!


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