Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Mountain View, CA
Engineering – Mechanical
Kodiak Robotics is developing autonomous vehicles. Our team is highly experienced and comes from the leading technology companies in the space.

We are looking for a manufacturing engineer to join us and develop autonomous hardware.

In this role, you will:

    • Organize and lead build events for sensors, compute, actuation, and vehicle systems.
    • Coordinate builds with engineering, technician, and operations teams.
    • Provide DFM feedback for low to high volume manufacturing processes such as casting, stamping, injection molding, and machining
    • Inspect hardware quality at various levels and resolve manufacturing issues
    • Manage BOMs and CAD files
    • Create and review documentation such as drawings, schematics, and build instructions
    • Manage material inventory and drive purchasing requests
    • Manage relationships with contract manufacturers, suppliers, and external partners


    • Strong technical background. BS or MS, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in the automotive, aerospace or related industry. Strong CAD experience with packages such as SolidWorks, NX, Catia, and/or Creo.
    • A team leader. Whether formally or informally, you have previously played the lead role on several projects. You take ownership and drive the team to deliver exceptional results.
    • Proven ability to build and iterate quickly. You have experienced product development in all of its stages and are comfortable in the earlier stages – moving from zero to one.
    • Hands on. You are just as comfortable with a wrench as a keyboard. You have a deep understanding of manufacturing processes for both low and high volume production.
    • Great communicator. You have experience writing clear, concise, and detailed documentation. You are skilled in leading and participating in cross-functional design reviews.


    • A place with big goals that we trust we can achieve.
    • A fast paced environment where we work with talented, committed and supportive teammates.
    • Equity and competitive pay. Every employee is a stakeholder in Kodiak’s success.
    • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits.  
    • Flexible PTO and generous parental leave policies.
    • A beautiful facility in Mountain View.
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