Canoo Technologies Inc.

eDrive Engineer (Process)

Full Time
Location : Location

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 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.


As a core member of the Powertrain Integration team, the eDrive Engineer (Process) is responsible to bring the current drive unit and advanced concepts to life. This role’s main responsibility is to industrialize the current product and work on advanced manufacturing process as well as advising the design for manuring efforts. The eDrive Engineer will report directly to the powertrain team and work with cross-functional teams across manufacturing, design, quality, test and validation engineers, and the designers.


Responsibilities (80s of the Position)

  • Lead manufacturing and process efforts for powertrain (DFMEA, PFMEA, End of Line Testing, and other areas as appropriate).
  • Assist with Design of gearbox, eMotor, and driveline components from concept to production release with a focus on design for manufacturing.
  • Work with vehicle integration team and suppliers to develop best in class powertrain.
  • Work with engineers and designers to evaluate and optimize design for manufacturing.
  • Support and liaison with suppliers and manufacturing for component specifications and definition to develop and mature parts from concept to production
  • Create specifications based on vehicle and component requirements/targets for automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Responsible for the development, maturity, and quality of components and/or subsystem 2D/3D CAD and technical drawings (CATIA PREFERRED).
  • Provide technical support and analysis to determine root cause analysis of issues.
  • Provide professional reports and documentation for the system with information provided by design responsible engineers.
  • Lead and coordinate meetings with suppliers, manufacturing, quality, and other members to drive outcomes.
  • Perform research, design, and development of components and subsystems.
  • Provide technical support and analysis for all drive unit manufacturing/assembly (Including components and subcomponents)
  • Coordinate, lead, and participate in design/manufacturing reviews


Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of powertrain design/manufacturing experience minimum.
  • Bachelor of Science - Electrical/Mechanical or higher; or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability.
  • Experience in one or multiple of the following areas: Driveline, Transmission, or eAxle Fundamentals, how to interpret technical drawings, GD&T, Tolerance Stacks, bearings, and housings
  • CAD Knowledge, proficiency, and ability to work in 3D and develop/modify 2D drawings. (CATIA PREFERRED).
  • Knowledge of drive line component manufacturing processes (Forging, machining, casting, fine blanking, and complete unit assembly)
  • Experience transitioning automated systems from prototype to production
  • Knowledge or willingness to understand advanced manufacturing processes of entire drive unit.
  • The ability to work effectively in a cross functional group setting, including essential technical guidance to support Management.
  • Experience in process planning, implementation, and launch in casting manufacturing systems
  • Provide technical support and system analysis for root cause analysis of development issues.
  • A general understanding on how to interpret and mature a product with results from FEA.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, development, design and/or program launch through one launch cycle.
  • Excellent written and communications skills and ability to effectively communicate with global teams.
  • The ability to work independently, and to lead, coach and mentor others.
  • Ability to thrive with ambiguity in design direction and conditions
  • Open and willing to expand your knowledge and capability.
  • Up to 30% travel

Preferred Experience 

  • Masters Degree - Chemical/Electrical/Mechanical or higher.
  • 10- years of experience.
  • Experience with full system design (Castings, lubrication, gears, mounting systems, and system analysis)
  • Working knowledge of automotive software architecture and implementation.
  • Experience with Allen Bradley Controls/PLC programming is desirable
  • Experience with process simulation, MATLAB, C, Python a plus
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.

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 required for CAD & Build Activity as needed.

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the 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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