Canoo Technologies Inc.

Plant Manager

Full Time
Location : Location
US-OK-Oklahoma City

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 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 Mega/Micro Factory Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our high tech, proprietary vehicle manufacturing operations. This includes production management, quality control, cost reduction, safety and compliance, personnel management, and continuous improvement initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in automotive manufacturing, with a particular focus on electric vehicle production.


  • Develop and implement strategic plans to meet production goals, quality standards, and financial objectives.
  • Oversee daily operations, ensuring smooth workflow and efficient utilization of resources.
  • Lead and manage cross-functional teams, including production, engineering, quality control, maintenance, and logistics.
  • Implement and maintain lean manufacturing principles and best practices to optimize efficiency and reduce waste.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant safety, environmental, and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop and manage annual operating budgets, including labor, materials, and equipment costs.
  • Develop and grow a positive and inclusive work environment, promoting teamwork and collaboration.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, seeking innovative solutions to enhance product quality, reduce costs, and increase overall plant efficiency.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, contractors, and other external partners.
  • Coordinate with other company departments and stakeholders to align production schedules with sales forecasts, new product launches, and customer requirements.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Management, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in automotive manufacturing, with at least 5 years in a leadership role. Experience in electric vehicle production is highly desirable.
  • Proven track record of meeting production goals, improving efficiency, and reducing costs in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and practices.
  • Familiarity with relevant industry regulations and standards, including OSHA, EPA, and ISO.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making abilities.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Oracle and Siemens MES systems knowledge and use is required.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.



  • Previous management of automotive production operations is preferred
  • Diverse past leadership roles
  • 10+ years of experience in an automotive manufacturing setting


Travel Requirements

  • Periodic travel may be required

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 maintains compliance with the OFCCP. As such, please feel free to review the following information:


If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please call (214) 529-8055 or email us at

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