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Senior Composite Materials and Process Engineer

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Senior Composite Materials and Process Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Airframe & Actuators
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 engineer to support our composite materials qualification effort, leading to the development, certification, and production of our eVTOL aircraft. This individual will have an overall responsibility to characterize composite materials.


  • Develop and implement FAA mandated material qualification test plan
  • Author and maintain materials, process, and test specifications and advise on appropriate selection of materials and processes for parts and products
  • Develop qualification plans, including process development and material characterization and coordinate with material & process test laboratory to execute engineering work orders
  • Analyzes composite material properties and behaviors to optimize manufacturing processes
  • Screen and evaluate new materials and processes to optimize and enhance manufacturing throughput, including troubleshooting manufacturing processes to reduce quality non-conformances; participate in non-conformance disposition and corrective action processes
  • Interface internally and with suppliers on technical issues with composite raw materials, new materials and processes, manufacturing plans, and part fabrication
  • Screen and evaluate new materials and processes to optimize and enhance manufacturing throughput, including troubleshooting manufacturing processes to reduce quality non-conformances


  • B.S. +8 yrs in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, material science or a relevant discipline
  • In depth understanding of composite parts fabrication and structural bonding
  • Familiarity with ASTM and SACMA test standards
  • Excellent technical writing, computer and presentation skills
  • Understanding of statistical design allowables
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively & communicate effectively


  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • 8+ year of experience in the aerospace industry
  • Hands-on material test laboratory experience
  • Familiarity with FAR Part 23, DOT/FAA/AR-00/47 and CMH-17G
  • Aerospace background in advanced composites and bonded structures


USD $106,400.00/Yr.


USD $181,000.00/Yr.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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