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Electromagnetic Effects (EME) Test Technician - Powertrain & Electronics Test

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Electromagnetic Effects (EME) Test Technician - Powertrain & Electronics Test

Job Locations US-CA-San Carlos
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.


Joby Aviation is seeking a highly organized and passionate individual to join our Testing team at San Carlos as Electromagnetic Effects (EME) Test Technician. As part of the lab operations, you will contribute to EMC/EMI tests that are executed as part of airborne electronic hardware development and certification effort.


Work closely with System Electronics Test Engineer and provide the following support:

  • Participate in EME test procedure and test report drafting.
  • Assemble test setup (include cable management, fixturing, configuring measurement equipment) and perform calibration of test setup.
  • Aid in trouble shooting EME issues.
  • Assist with data logging (preparation and implementation).
  • Work closely with Test Engineer and Equipment Design Engineer and aid in assembling and commissioning new EME test capability.
  • Modify or improve existing setup to allow testing of diverse set of airborne electronics hardware.
  • Assist in validation of new test setup.
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures for repeatedly used EME test platforms.
  • Maintain proper work log during test execution phase - capture, analyze, and create reports to ensure all data is captured.
  • Periodically ensure test enabling equipment are in proper working condition.
  • Embrace lab 5S philosophy and ensure EME test area is well maintained.


  • Hands on familiarity with RF amplifiers, spectrum analyzer, antennas, transient
    generators etc.
  • Experience in trouble shooting EMC/EMI issues
  • Prior experience in performing following type of EME tests: Conducted and Radiated Emissions test, Conducted and Radiated Susceptibility (HIRF), Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
  • Deliver projects on a timely manner
  • Display positive attitude and work with team of Engineers and Technicians
  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of related experience
  • High school diploma or GED


  • Prior experience performing DO-160 EME tests (HIRF, lightning, voltage spike, ESD etc).
  • Prior experience handling HV equipment.
  • Experience with LabView for Data Acquistion and potentially automation (invoking desired equipment functions at different conditions).
  • HV experience (>400V)

    Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $36-$50/hr. 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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