Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Material & Joining Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
US-MI-Auburn Hills
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About Canoo

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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 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 Materials & Joining Specialist will own the product development from early conceptual work through testing of Body Structures and Closures components and sub-assemblies and validation. Define and document the systems and sub-systems requirements, DFMEA and DVP&Rs. Collaborate with other vehicle test groups to support the vehicle program. Support all phases of the product development and validation.


  • Develop and document requirements, boundary diagrams, DFMEA and DVP&Rs
  • Define and write material and joining specifications
  • Lead and plan the Body Structures and Closure test activities for hardware, components and sub-assemblies for all phases of the program (test activities are but not limited to corrosion, fatigue, strength and crash)
  • Lead material and joining technologies characterization through testing
  • Support the CAE team in validating and correlating their model through testing
  • Support design for quality activities
  • Participate and support all design reviews and build reviews
  • Manage the above deliverables for all program milestones including cost and timing


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Materials/Joining Engineering or Equivalent
  • 5-10 years of BiW materials and joining product development experience
  • Strong joint and coupon testing experience
  • History of successfully developing materials for automotive OEMs from investigation through development and validation.
  • Good knowledge of BiW architecture and construction
  • Understanding of vehicle requirements

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.


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. 


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. 



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