Canoo Technologies Inc.

Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Full Time
Location : Location
US-MI-Auburn Hills

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 Advanced Manufacturing Engineer will work closely with Design and Engineering in the early development of the product and ensuring its manufacturing feasibility.



  • This role will work closely with process integrators and contract manufacturers in implementing processes into manufacturing facilities to ensure product quality and performance.
  • The role supports the design, development, and validation of new equipment and manufacturing processes, develops/releases successful projects and manufacturing methods, and maximizes efficiency by analyzing layout of equipment, workflow, assembly methods and work force utilization with the contract manufacturing partner.
  • The position purchases/arranges production equipment, materials, and parts based on product specifications, develops/implements product quality standards, and estimates resource requirements, workload assignment, production times and schedule for manufacturing processes, while also developing budgets for product manufacturing and upgrading processes.
  • Additionally, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering works with engineering teams and manufacturing teams, to establish strategic and tactical priorities and key objectives, and monitors organization performance.


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, and or applicable manufacturing experience.
  • 5+ yrs experience in design, development, and production of products within manufacturing.
  • Strong DFMEA, PFMEA, GD&T, processing experience.
  • Experience in the automotive industry preferred, but not required.
  • Experience driving technical supplier engagements and results with respect to improvement/automation projects, change management and quality.
  • Significant project management experience.
  • Experience with creating & implementing DFA/DFM standards to engineering designs
  • Experience with BIW, Paint, General Assembly, Metal forming and joining applications.
  • Robotics knowledge.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing.
  • Experience with machine design or contracting with machine designers to design and implement low and high volume options.
  • Experience with CAD tools (such as CATIA, NX, Solid woks etc.)
  • Experience with AutoCAD for generating 2D/3D layouts for equipment, conveyor systems and facilities
  • Experience with Siemens platform products
  • Experience with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) to monitors, tracks, documents, and controls the process of manufacturing goods from raw materials to finished products.
  • Experience using Time standards such as MODAPTS & MTM-UAS for producing Standard work instructions (SWI’s)


Travel Requirements: 25% Travel as needed.


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 shop 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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