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Senior Electronics Manufacturing Engineer

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024

Sr. Assembly Manufacturing Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Manufacturing Engineering
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


As a Senior Manufacturing Engineer on the airframe assembly team you will play a key role in the scale up of Joby's high volume aircraft production line. You will help the Joby team develop and implement the processes, tools, and ideas required to scale up from several aircraft per year to hundreds of aircraft per year. This role will require you to not only develop tools and processes, but also contribute to the overall vision of a flying rideshare service by thinking beyond the confines of the traditional aerospace industry and re-imagining the possibilities of aviation.


  • Make key contributions to the development of Joby's high-output production system that will produce aircraft at rates that have not yet been achieved in the aerospace industry
  • Seek out and implement new manufacturing technologies and methods capable of dramatically accelerating assembly production rates
  • Collaborate with the tooling team to develop efficient and effective assembly tools oriented toward high volume production
  • Collaborate with Joby's partners at Toyota to develop highly effective production tools and systems
  • Work closely with the design and stress teams to ensure that manufacturability is guiding all facets of the airframe design
  • Author clear, explicit, and easy-to-follow manufacturing work instructions
  • Work closely with the production team on the shop floor to quickly address issues and resolve technical challenges
  • Develop and implement factory layout for future airframe production facility
  • Work with quality engineering team to conduct first article inspections, assembly fixture qualifications, and PFMEAs
  • Lead development projects with multidisciplinary teams including design, stress, M&P, quality, tooling, production, purchasing, etc.
  • Define assembly sequence and workflow for large and small airframe assemblies
  • Own implementation of assembly tools and equipment from concept development to final acceptance testing
  • Lead first time builds and provide ongoing support during factory bring up
  • Mentor junior members of the manufacturing engineering team to develop their talent and accelerate their rate of learning
  • Manage schedules for initial builds, identify schedule risks, and relentlessly seek opportunities to reduce timelines
  • Identify improvement opportunities company wide, specifically those related to composite manufacturing and assembly operations


  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, or similar field
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with mechanical design, fixture and assembly tooling design
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Experience conducting PFMEAs and writing manufacturing work instructions
  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings of piece-parts and assemblies, including GD&T
  • Proven ability to provide impactful technical feedback on new designs to improve manufacturability (DFM)
  • Experience in prototype and production manufacturing
  • Proficiency in Catia, SolidWorks or similar CAD software
  • Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills while working with cross-functional teams
  • Able to work in a fast paced engineering environment and quickly adapt to changing inputs, requirements, and direction


  • Strong experience with composites manufacturing (lamination, bonding, drilling and fastening)
  • Experience with automated/robotic manufacturing systems
  • Familiarity with aerospace manufacturing, processing, and materials
  • Experience developing factory layouts and workstations
  • Experience with lean manufacturing methods and time study analysis

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $102,600 - $170,800/year. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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