Operations Group Leader

October 28, 2023
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About Canoo

Canoo's mission is to bring EVs to Everyone and build a world-class team to deploy this sustainable mobility revolution. We have developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with pioneering technologies, award-winning designs, and a unique business model that spans all owners in the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo is starting production and is distinguished by its pioneering and experienced team of technologists, engineers, and designers. With offices around the country, the company is scaling quickly and seeking candidates who love to challenge themselves, are motivated by purpose, and possess a strong desire to get things done.

The “Canoo Way”

Canoo's success is the direct result of our disciplined application of our core operating principles and drills, which are based on three main principles: Think 80/20 (“Important versus less important”), Act 30/30 (“Reduce waste and increase output”), and Live 90/10 (“We have each other's back”). We hire based on “MET” - Mindset, Equipment, and willingness to Train - and seek individuals that take accountability and deliver results while being Humble, Hungry to succeed, and Hunting for opportunities to win. We train our team to engage with each other by modulating between their intellect (iQ) and emotional intelligence (eQ), applying Facts, Finesse, and Force when they communicate. The principles and drills of the CANOO Way have been fundamental to our success, our ability to grow, continuously improve, and innovate are at the core of our day-to-day operations.


As an Operations Group Lead, you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth transition from equipment readiness to mass production ramp up phases. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams and departments to optimize processes, resolve issues, and ensure that our vehicles meet the highest quality and performance standards. During production you will be overseeing and managing a group of hourly production employees.



  • Assist the operations manager in the development and execution of launch and production goals, including timelines, resource allocation and training plans.
  • Assess manufacturing facilities, equipment, and personnel for readiness and scalability to achieve production targets.
  • Collaborate with Quality Control teams to establish and maintain strict quality standards throughout the production process.
  • Work hand and hand with manufacturing engineers in the development of production systems including operator efficiency, work instructions and quality check procedures.
  • Manage and mentor a team of production personnel and technicians, fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and continuous improvement
  • Set clear performance goals for the team and provide regular feedback to ensure high levels of productivity and motivation.
  • Optimize the workflows to increase productivity, reduce cycle times, and enhance product quality while maintaining cost efficiency
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Quality, and Maintenance, to align objectives and drive effective collaboration
  • Prepare regular reports on production key performance indicators (KPIs) for management review.
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in robotics, mechanical, manufacturing engineering, or a related field
  • At least 4+ years of experience in the automotive or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment and manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment and assembly flow.
  • Ability to read and interpret system layouts, engineering drawings, and specifications.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word ,Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Willingness to travel as required up to 25% of the time
  • Preferred Experience
  • 5+ years of experience in the automotive or similar industry.
  • Self-starter mentality
  • What's Cool About Working Here...
  • Meaningful, challenging work that will redefine the automotive landscape and make EVs available to everyone
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Equity Compensation
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Casual workplace with an unbelievable feeling of energy
  • 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. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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