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

This person will work closely with the Department Manager to deliver Automotive Prototype projects on-time with the highest level of quality. You should be comfortable 3, 3+2, and 5 Axis milling and contouring. Must be proficient in 3, 3+2, 5 Axis milling and contouring in a low volume prototype environment. 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.


  • Develop and prepare efficient multi-axis Prototype CNC programs using CAM software
  • Design and implement creative fixtures, work holding and tooling for 1 off prototype parts
  • Ability to set up & operate CNC milling and turning equipment, as well as common machine shop support equipment
  • Work with department manager to create and maintain build schedule
  • Work closely with CNC Set Up Operators to complete projects and tasks
  • Maintain work orders for projects and daily tasks thru Jira
  • Maintain quality of all work completed in the Machine Shop
  • Maintain Machine Shop inventory
  • Ability to follow detailed drawings and execute tasks at a high level of detail and quality
  • Possess critical thinking skills to devise solutions to new problems
  • Clean and organized worker to maintain overall workspace cleanliness and organization
  • Ability to work in a team environment and willingness to teach others
  • Continued learning and growth


  • 10+ years of experience in a Prototype / Job Shop Environment
  • 10+ years CAD/CAM programming in 3, 3+2 and Simultaneous 5 axis
  • 5+ years Programming Simultaneous 5 axis contouring
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or 5+ years as a Tooling Engineer
  • CAD experience required - Catia preferred
  • CNC set up/operator experience preferred

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.