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

The Receiving & Incoming Inspection Specialist will be responsible for overseeing the receipt and initial quality inspection of inventory. You will inspect purchased Electrical/Mechanical parts and materials for conformity to standards, specifications, and processing requirements. You will inspect for proper identity and dimensions using such measuring devices as micrometers, gauges, and calipers, as well as performing visual inspection for defects or damage such as corrosion, cracks, dents, scratches, and pits. Records of inspection results are maintained in our ERP system. Reporting to In Charge of Logistics, you will support in verifying conformity to program and purchase order requirements, as well as engineering requirements defined in specifications and/or blueprints and makes pass/fail decisions on inspected goods.


  • Receive, quality check, label, process and store all incoming products and material
  • Perform dimensional and visual inspections using basic equipment and established procedures with minimum supervision
  • Compare quantity and part number of items received with procurement data and other specifications to ensure completeness and accuracy of order
  • Support in developing MRB procedures for non-conformance at incoming inspection and module levels
  • Perform other related duties and be flexible in the factory plant as assigned or business need
  • Generate and perform Verification activities on Non-Conforming Material Reports
  • Perform First Article Inspections as required
  • Perform Surveillance Audits as required
  • Inspect purchased parts & materials for conformance to specifications
  • Examine items for defects in materials, work, and damage occurring in transit, inspects and measures items for dimensional accuracy, fit, alignment, and functional operation, according to prints, parts manuals, company standards, and other specifications
  • Possess the ability to read engineering drawings to identify critical dimensions and specs
  • Approve or reject items and record inspection and disposition information
  • Maintain and assign inventory locations and labels within the warehouse
  • Use and update internal Inventory Management System daily
  • Setup production and kitting stations and manage Work Order paperwork
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in Warehouse and Receiving areas
  • Work with Logistics and Materials Management staff to assure proper inventory values are being maintained
  • Pick-up and/or drop off parts and materials to manufacturing as needed

Required Experience

  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED, college education a plus
  • Experience in precision measuring
  • Experience as a quality inspector, specifically inspecting machining parts
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to accommodate change to scope, timeline, or focus without sacrificing execution
  • Adept at communicating technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, product designs, safety, quality and workflow needs
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple projects within the same day
  • Must have the ability to follow directions, work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Works with a flexible schedule and demonstrates effective time management
  • Must have experience with detail-oriented work
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Experience

  • Automotive and/or battery industry experience preferred
  • Warehouse, receiving, or shipping experience preferred
  • Available for all shifts and extended hours: work schedule may vary depending on business needs, and flexibility is required
  • Proven ability to manage, launch, and achieve standardization practices using process improvement tools
  • Self-starter with proven ability to give and gain the respect of all employees

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.

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