Canoo Technologies Inc.

Powertrain Process Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Torrance
Full Time

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.


  • Participate in MFG Development Builds
  • Lead MFG Equipment procurement, equipment buyoff, installation and validation of Powertrain machinery
  • Lead Powertrain investigation for off tooling process for new model launch; read CMM reports / Vectron measurements & determine problem solving strategies to improve model launch BIW body accuracy.
  • Lead Value Added Engineering for processes, joining technologies and machine designs
  • Develop project management plan and maintain project schedule; identify key milestones, identify issues with cost & resources and develop countermeasure plans for Drive Unit Contract Manufacturer
  • Develop Powertrain processes and line layouts considering lean layout, cycle time, cost, multi model line flexibility and safety
  • Develop specifications for Powertrain equipment procurement
  • Develop all work instructions based on standard time data that supports production cycle times
  • Perform all necessary PFMEA’s and required control plans based on known DFMEA and Process definitions
  • Manage machine vendors & contractors; negotiate contracts, budgets and business arrangements
  • Simultaneous Engineering: Interact with design engineering for Powertrain component and assembly design for manufacturing related to the best manufacturing methodology, technology & lean processes
  • Equipment Procurement: Interact with purchasing department to make sure all materials comply with applicable standards, specify tooling and equipment to assure process capability and safety
  • Investigate process of latest BIW Joining technologies; spot welding, laser application, body adhesive bonding, friction stir welding, riveting, clinching, fasteners, etc.
  • Review and approve machine designs based on quality, productivity, safety and cost
  • Implement Powertrain best practices and identify common manufacturing requirements; document and standardize



  • 0-3 years of experience is required.
  • Experience with Powertrain new model launch
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is necessary


  • Previous automotive experience is desired; self-driven; able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment; disciplined; BIW experience is desired, team work skills are a must
  • Working Knowledge of CAD; Catia, Solidworks, AutoCAD
  • Experience in equipment safety standards and conducting risk assessments
  • Knowledge of Shop Equipment Controls; preferably Siemens systems.
  • Ability to travel domestically in North America and Internationally as required
  • Ability to work & deliver under pressure in cross functional team environment
  • Experience with coordinate measuring machine, vectrons, etc.
  • Experience in Powertrain Model Launch / Pilot role and/or Body Shop floor management
  • Project management experience

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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