Tooling Engineer

Foster City, CA
Procurement & Strategic Partnerships – Capital Equipment & Charging Infrastructure /
Full-time /
Zoox is seeking an experienced, action-oriented, and hands-on Tooling Engineer to ensure the tooling (mainly automotive bracketry and panels) used to build our vehicle fleet is cost-effective, high quality, and developed within sufficient lead time. The role will include developing bottoms up should-cost models for tooling, evaluating supplier tooling quotes, validating the manufacturing methods of tooling, and identifying and managing preferred tooling vendors. 

In this role, you will:

    • Ensure all manufacturing of tooling and fixtures meet Zoox standards (ISO 9001; IATF 16949)
    • Assist the supplier meetings and support the Sourcing team and the Vehicle engineers as well as the supplier quality engineers on steel pressed and other metal manufacturing methods for parts and tooling
    • Conduct tool price negotiation via the tooling breakdown sheets with the sourcing team and lead the tooling purchase with cross-functional teams to reduce the time spent in the RFQ phase
    • Perform tooling and fixture buy-off in the supplier with the SQ engineer
    • Perform design reviews on tooling with Tier 1 and Tier 2 toolmakers on tool design to ensure that all parts are manufacturable and have undergone an industrialization process
    • Track and update tooling records with the relevant information


    • Technical degree with 6+ years of hands-on experience in the manufacturing of metal forming tooling required
    • Ability to perform and review tooling breakdown sheets, negotiate timing plans, and monitor tooling production
    • Experience conducting and updating site visit reports, fortnightly reports, and cross-functional reporting within the business
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

Bonus Qualifications

    • Proficient in the use of CAD (Catia V5/6), Design for Manufacturing, SPC, and DFMEA
    • Automotive industry preferred
    • Experience in managing complex development programs with overseas tooling vendors
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 $151,000 to $250,000. 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.

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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.