Canoo Technologies Inc.

Senior Controls Systems Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location

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 Senior Controls Systems Engineer will work closely with the Manufacturing Project team to achieve systems goals necessary for the delivery of Canoo’s greenfield production facilities. The successful candidate will ensure that all equipment and processes are delivered in accordance with specification and best practice automotive solutions. On launch of the new facility the position holder will be responsible to address and rectify any controls matters that require attention prior the final production, assuring minimum machinery downtime and high equipment efficiency. Future continues improvement projects will be essential to sustain the world class excellence as well as compliance to safety and environmental legislation.


  • Document generation; Electrical and Controls Specification, Technical acceptance documents
  • Identify system requirements; SCADA, ANDON, torque tools, AGV, robot interfaces, general safety
  • Liaise with line builders during initial scope of supply as well as design stage, assuring specifications are adhered too, and standardization approach is maintained across the plant
  • Ensure that the department can support manufacturing operations at all times in terms of equipment reliability, facility controls, application software, data recording and back up processes
  • Support implementation and integration with MES and other third-party equipment or software
  • Provide support and knowledge share to Maintenance team
  • Maintain company’s standards, IP, Quality and H&S


  • BEng in Automation and Control or similar discipline such as Electrical Electronic, IT
  • Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing experience gained in the Automotive industry
  • Proficent with Alen Bradley and Siemens PLC’s
  • Software design development and commissioning skills using TIA Portal, WinCC, OPC UA
  • Integration with MES, Robots, Vision systems, other
  • Profinet, PROFIsafe
  • Operational experience with robotics; Fanuc, other
  • Process Engineering and OEE
  • Project Management skills
  • Understanding of relevant NFPA electrical standards
  • Compliance with ATEX & DSEAR
  • Continuous improvement – leading by example, getting things done attitude

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 to 25 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...

  • 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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