Model Maker



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2022
As a Model Maker at Zoox, you will aid in the development of rapid first articles and prototypes of components to support Zoox’s mission to solve autonomous mobility. You'll be supporting our internal customers with their unplanned short-turn-around projects that come into the shop. Your support will be a mixture of supervising non-shop members as they get their hands dirty in the lab and producing prototypes yourself. You will be exposed to various technologies including (but not limited to) metalwork (shear, brake, mill, lathe, welding), composites, and additive manufacturing. Broad experience is not needed but a desire to learn and a customer-focused mindset is a must!


  • Point of contact for walk-in fabrication requests in the shop
  • Supervise non-shop members when they are operating equipment to ensure safety and cleanliness standards are being met
  • Maintain a high level of shop cleanliness at all times
  • Preparation of prototype molds and tools for custom composite and foam components
  • Operation of shop equipment such as mill, lathe, shear, brake, bandsaw


  • 4 years of experience in the fabrication or maker space, composite or metal work experience preferred.
  • Basic ability to read and understand blueprints
  • Excellent customer service mindset

Bonus Qualifications

  • Knowledge of JIRA, Solidworks, CATIA, GD&T
  • MIG and TIG welding experience
  • CNC operation experience
  • Additive manufacturing technology experience
  • Experience in a lab assistant or shop support role
There are three major components to compensation for this position: pay, Amazon Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), and Zoox Stock Appreciation Rights. The pay range for this position is $33.00/hr to $54.00/hr. 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 pay 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.
Vaccine Mandate
Employees working in this position will be required to have received a single dose of the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine OR have completed the two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series. In addition, employees will be required to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine within two months of becoming eligible for the booster vaccine.
Employees will be required to show proof of vaccination status upon receipt of a conditional offer of employment. That offer of employment will be conditioned upon, among other things, an Applicant’s ability to show proof of vaccination status. Please note the Company provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws.
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.