Canoo Technologies Inc.

Electronics Mechanical Engineer Intern

Full Time
Location : Location

About Canoo

About Canoo

 Canoo’s mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production in 2022 and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.


The “Canoo Way”

 Canoo’s success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other’s back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, innovate and are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Electronics Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for mechanical component development and validation of cutting edge electric vehicle power electronics. 


  • Drive design focused on performance, system mass, efficiency, NVH, durability, and thermal
  • Design, validate, and integrate components into the vehicle and surrounding sub-systems
  • Select and collaborate directly with component suppliers, setting requirements and quality standards
  • Define test conditions, and pass/fail criteria for sub-systems as well as completed system
  • Correlate life testing to life predictions, refining analysis/models collaborating with CAE engineers
  • Post process test results, identify root-cause of potential issues and make design recommendations to meet the highest level of durability, efficiency and performance for Canoo vehicles
  • Support vehicle testing to correlate to bench/dyno testing
  • Detailed 2D drawings with GD&T
  • Create assembly build instructions for manufacturing team / partners
  • Work with all vehicle teams to iterate packaging concepts
  • Work with suppliers to implement DFM feedback as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of Automotive powertrain development and validation experience, including rotating component, housing, electric machine, and NVH disciplines
  • Strong communication skills and experience with presenting results and recommendations to multidisciplinary teams
  • First-hand experience on development and validation of electronics components and assemblies from prototype into production scenarios
  • Strong understanding of mechanical and thermal physics
  • Experience of Test-Simulation correlation in the component / sub-system / models

Preferred Experience 

  • Masters Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience in electric vehicle power electronics, including traction inverter
  • Experience preparing test articles, collaborating with testing resources to complete DVP&R activities
  • Experience in structural and analysis methods and tools such as Optistruct / HyperMesh / HyperView / Abaqus
  • Experience with CATIA V6/3D experience
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience but not limited to steel and aluminum structure
  • Design and development of component and sub-system tests
  • Team building and mentoring experience

Travel Requirements

  • Domestic Travel up to 25%
  • International travel as needed

Physical Requirements for Non-Physical Positions

  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to sit for prolonged periods of time, occasionally bending or stooping, lifting up to 10 pounds, and prolonged periods of computer use.

Physical Requirements for Physical Positions

  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to lift up to 25 or more pounds, stand, sit, bend/stoop, or operate office equipment or machinery.

Reasonable Accommodations

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

What's Cool About Working Here...

What’s cool about our internship program… 

  • Work with some of the most innovative minds in EV 
  • Work closely with leaders working on LIVE projects in the EV industry 
  • Build long lasting relationships in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility 
  • Take a big step towards your future career 
  • Lots of team-building and networking opportunities (even remotely) 
  • All Internships are PAID internships 


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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