Canoo Technologies Inc.

Lead Painter

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 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, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


The Canoo R3pi team is looking for a highly passionate and professional automotive painter and body technician. This position is responsible for the complete lifecycle of the paint application process, minor repairs, sanding, grinding, and paint preparation.

 As needed, this position will also be responsible with paint touch-up, wet sanding, buffing and paintless dent removal (PDR).



  • Color sand and buff vehicles and components. 
  • Complete paint application
  • Minor repairs including sanding and body work
  • Complete paint preparation including color matching and mixing
  • Ensure all equipment is maintained, repaired, and cleaned as required
  • Ensure proper inventory levels of all personal protective equipment, tools, and chemicals related to the refinishing process
  • Promote shop cleanliness
  • Interior and exterior detailing, interior repair, inventory and paint preparation


Required Experience:

  • 7 years of experience in high end automotive paint or equivalent experience 
  • Experience in color and finish development 
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Proficient in the preparation of molds  
  • Skilled at achieving show quality finishes  

Travel Requirements:

  • 20 to 30% travel required throughout the U.S. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, employees may be required to lift up to 25-50 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 the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • A 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 laws.


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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If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please call (310) 702-7907 or email us at


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