Senior Prototype Fabricator



Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
We are inventors, builders, and doers, passionate and purposeful in our work. We have a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvent personal transportation—and we need your help. As a Senior Prototype Fabricator at Zoox, you will play a critical role in developing and delivering prototype parts and vehicles. You will work with internal clients from Vehicle Development, Compute/Firmware, Advanced Hardware Engineering, and Manufacturing Engineering alongside your teammates to deliver first-of-a-kind parts and prototypes. You will be a hands-on contributor; building prototypes with core fabrication skills like: MIG welding, TIG welding, Press Brake, Sheet Metal Forming, Manual Mill, Manual Lathe, Fixturing, CNC Plasma, Waterjet, and Acrylic Laser cutting. Projects can be as small as urgent walk-in requests to multi-week, month, and quarter vehicle build projects.

In this role, you will:

  • Work closely with Zoox Engineering teams
  • Operate equipment including Mill, Lathe, Water Jet, Shear, and Press Brake
  • Produce high-quality parts
  • Manage prototype projects
  • Read and interpret blueprints/drawings


  • 10+ years of experience as a professional fabricator
  • Experience with MIG/TIG Welding
  • Ability to read blueprints/CAD drawings
  • Experience working in a prototyping environment
  • Ability to work well both in a team environment and independently

Bonus Qualifications

  • Knowledge of JIRA, Solidworks, CATIA, GD&T
  • Knowledge of advanced, less common prototyping techniques including composites fabrication, prototype injection molding, robotic welding, etc. is a plus
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 $40/hr - $70/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 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.
If you need an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process please reach out to accommodations@zoox.com or your assigned recruiter.
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.