About Canoo

If you're intrigued by the dream of working alongside the smartest & most revolutionary designers and engineers in the EV space, Canoo just may be the place for you. Are you a person who is irked by the status quo? Do you derive personal satisfaction from doing something you've never done before, and seeing that work actually put into production? Here at Canoo, every day is vastly different from the one before it, as we're moving swiftly toward our goal of changing the way the world looks at Urban Mobility. We’re a well-funded start-up, led by the who's who of EV business leaders, whose passion brought them together on this special mission. We're diligently preparing for our first vehicle launch and looking for deeply experienced and passionate talent, who are not just looking for a “job," but rather are driven to raise the bar and create new benchmarks within the global EV industry. Read on...

Job Purpose

You will work closely with the Department Manager to deliver Automotive Prototype projects on-time with the highest level of quality. You should be comfortable with 3, 3+2, and 5 Axis milling and contouring. You will be responsible for the engineering and application of unique and creative fixturing methods throughout the machine shop in order to reduce setups and tooling for prototype parts and models. As an ideal candidate, you are a motivated self-starter who can work independently and without supervision.


  • Set up and operate 5 Axis CNC Mills running 1 off prototype parts
  • Work with programmers to develop efficient and creative working holding solutions
  • Work closely with CAM Programmers to complete projects and tasks
  • Maintain quality of all work completed in the Machine Shop
  • Maintain Machine Shop inventory
  • Perform daily maintenance tasks related to Machine Shop and CNC Equipment
  • Ability to follow detailed drawings and execute tasks at a high level of detail and quality
  • Critical thinking skills to devise solutions to new problems
  • Clean and organized worker to maintain overall shop cleanliness and organization
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willing to help others


  • 10+ years of CNC Set-Up experience in a Prototype / Job Shop environment
  • Technical or Trade School degree is preferred
  • Model/Prop Making experience is a plus
  • CAD experience is a plus

What's Cool About Working Here...

  • Four months paid primary care giver leave
  • Flexible PTO
  • Participation in the Employee Equity Compensation Plan
  • Beautiful new facility in Torrance
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Work in a high-growth start up that will redefine urban mobility

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.