About Canoo

Canoo has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with bold innovations in design, pioneering technologies, and a unique business model that defies traditional ownership to put customers first. Distinguished by its experienced team – totaling over 500 employees from leading technology and automotive companies – Canoo has designed a modular electric platform purpose-built to deliver maximum vehicle interior space and adaptable to support a wide range of vehicle applications for consumers and businesses. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by autonomy and purpose, and get things done.

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
  • 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.