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...


The right candidate for this job will have extensive experience in Prototype CNC Machining as well as Prototype Design and Engineering. You should have strong CAD skills and Advanced machining and programming experience. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to…

  • Program 3+2 and 5-axis CNC Mills for production of prototype automotive parts and design models with an emphasis on using 5-axis to reduce fixturing and setups
  • Understand and implement the latest CNC tooling and programming techniques
  • Set up and operate 3, 3+2, and 5-axis CNC Mills as needed. Should also be proficient on a conventional mill and lathe as well as traditional shop equipment
  • Using Catia CAD or similar, Conceptualize, design and develop prototype fixtures, weldments, model bucks and A side / B side data. Strong CAD skills suitable beyond CNC machining are Required
  • Work closely with Engineers, CNC Machinists, Fabricators and other Team members to accurately produce unique products in an accelerated timeframe
  • Maintain project timing and daily tasks through JIRA ticketing system
  • Assist in job planning, material ordering and maintaining machine shop inventory
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace
  • Continued learning and growth


  • 10+ years of experience in a Prototype / Job Shop environment
  • 5+ years CAM Programming and 3+ years programming 5-Axis Simultaneous
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or 5+ years of demonstrable experience
  • 5+ years CAD experience is required, Catia experience preferred
  • CNC set up experience preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment and a willingness to teach others
  • Ability to follow detailed drawings, rough sketches, or verbal instruction to execute tasks at a high level
  • Possess Critical thinking skills to devise solutions to new problems

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.

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.