Manager, Manufacturing Process Engineering



Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Manufacturing Engineering team is responsible for assembling, diagnosing, and testing Zoox’s Level 3 and Level 5 vehicles. As the Manager of Process Engineering, you will be responsible to create, develop, and implement all processes required to build and test our vehicles. This will include developing and implementing a process plan, build sequences, line balancing, MBOM management as well as driving design for manufacturing (DFM) with the vehicle engineering team. In addition to developing manufacturing processes, this specific role is responsible for leading cross-functional teams throughout the manufacturing line lifecycle of our vehicles.


  • Lead and grow a cross-functional team of engineers with diverse backgrounds in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Closely work with vehicle engineering to improve the design of the vehicle to minimize assembly times, increase quality and improve Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Clearly define expectations for the engineering team which improves overall manufacturing solutions
  • Leading continuous improvement efforts to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of assembly, diagnostics, and EOL testing
  • Develop, implement, and manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Partner with vehicle engineering, corporate quality, and supplier quality teams to identify opportunities for performance improvement and escalate to senior management as necessary to achieve success
  • Coordinates and implements new engineering principles, theories, advanced technologies, and concepts
  • Focus on the cost of manufacturing reductions
  • Drive and manage the further roll-out of digital manufacturing planning solution
  • Co-Develop DFMEA and PFMEA Documentation
  • Ramp our production line to achieve launch schedules
  • ​​Lead the development and implementation of the Zoox Production System in General Assembly


  • BS/MS Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience managing a team of manufacturing engineers in a production environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in performing quality root cause analysis and corrective and preventive actions
  • Experience with Early R&D/Pilot Manufacturing Engineering
  • Knowledge of DFMEA and PFMEA execution
  • Experience with Design for Manufacturability
  • Experience transitioning products from prototype to production
  • Proficiency in mechanical assembly (tolerance analysis, adhesive bonding, mechanical pressing)
  • Able to work under pressure while managing competing demands and tight deadlines
  • Knowledgeable about production quality metrics
  • Exemplary analytical ability, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and flexible environment

Bonus Qualifications

  • Automotive experience at the OEM or Tier I level
  • Experience using Dassault 3DX, Delmia, and SAP ME/MII
  • Experience in automation and robotics
There are three major components to compensation for this position: salary, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The salary range for this position is $167,000 to $277,000. A sign-on bonus may be offered as part of the compensation package. Compensation will vary based on geographic location and level. Leveling, as well as positioning within a level, is determined by a range of factors, including, but not limited to, a candidate's relevant years of experience, domain knowledge, and interview performance. The salary range listed in this posting is representative of the range of levels Zoox is considering for this position.
Zoox also offers a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (e.g. sick leave, vacation, bereavement), unpaid time off, Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights, Amazon RSUs, health insurance, long-term care insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, and life insurance.
About Zoox
Zoox is developing the first ground-up, fully autonomous vehicle fleet and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. We’re looking for top talent that shares our passion and wants to be part of a fast-moving and highly execution-oriented team.
A Final Note:
You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Zoox, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.