Website Canoo

Powertrain Process Engineer Job Highlights

Title Powertrain Process Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience 0-3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Torrance, CA, United States
Company Canoo

Company Profile

Canoo works on a mission to bring EVs to Everyone. It 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.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Powertrain Process Engineer to join its team.

Educational Qualification

The prospective applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a university or college.

Work Experience

  • The candidates should have 0 to 3 years of experience (required)
  • Experience with Powertrain new model launch


  • Develop all work instructions based on standard time data that supports production cycle times
  • Develop Powertrain processes and line layouts considering a lean layout, cycle time, cost, multi-model line flexibility, and safety
  • Develop project management plan and maintain project schedule; identify key milestones, identify issues with cost and resources and develop countermeasure plans for Drive Unit Contract Manufacturer
  • Develop specifications for Powertrain equipment procurement
  • Equipment Procurement: Interact with purchasing department to make sure all materials comply with applicable standards, specify tooling and equipment to assure process capability and safety
  • Implement Powertrain best practices and identify common manufacturing requirements; document and standardize
  • Investigate the process of the latest BIW Joining technologies; spot welding, laser application, body adhesive bonding, friction stir welding, riveting, clinching, fasteners, etc.
  • Lead MFG Equipment procurement, equipment buy-off, installation, and validation of Powertrain machinery
  • Lead Powertrain investigation for off tooling process for new model launch; read CMM reports / Vectron measurements and determine problem-solving strategies to improve model launch BIW body accuracy.
  • Lead Value Added Engineering for processes, joining technologies, and machine designs
  • Manage machine vendors and contractors; negotiate contracts, budgets, and business arrangements
  • Participate in MFG Development Builds
  • Perform all necessary PFMEA’s and required control plans based on known DFMEA and Process definitions
  • Review and approve machine designs based on quality, productivity, safety, and cost
  • Simultaneous Engineering: Interact with design engineering for Powertrain component and assembly design for manufacturing related to the best manufacturing methodology, technology, and lean processes

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to travel domestically in North America and Internationally as required
  • Ability to work and deliver under pressure in a cross-functional team environment
  • Experience in equipment safety standards and conducting risk assessments
  • Experience in Powertrain Model Launch / Pilot role and/or Body Shop floor management
  • Experience with coordinate measuring machines, Vectron, etc.
  • Knowledge of Shop Equipment Controls; preferably Siemens systems.
  • Previous automotive experience is desired; self-driven; able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment; disciplined; BIW experience is desired, teamwork skills are a must
  • Project management experience
  • Working Knowledge of CAD; Catia, Solidworks, AutoCAD


  • A casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone

Employer’s Statement

Canoo is an Equal Opportunity 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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