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Airframe Assembly Inspector

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Airframe Assembly Inspector

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Quality Assurance
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.


The Airframe Assembly Inspector performs a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly inspection operations including analyzing the process and recommending process improvements. May be responsible for distributing activities and goals, coordinate and guide technical support groups. Assist with new inspectors, as well as assist in processes analysis.


  • Performs a variety of tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production assembly inspection operations on structural assemblies and subassemblies
  • Works from diagrams and drawings, confirms initial layouts, and uses hand tools to check conformity to specification
  • Makes continuity checks on work in process and finished work
  • Conducts quality inspections on processing line in accordance with quality specifications
  • Follows approved inspection procedures for component or aircraft structures, consulting internal procedures that have been FAA approved, original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) technical data, and work package instructions
  • Inspects completed work to identify any needed rework before signing off; ensures that repaired components meet prescribed standards and tolerances
  • Completes work package documentation as required by internal quality process and FAA guidelines
  • Review assembly work for final/in progress inspection and certification of airworthiness
  • Observe the airframe assembly team during bonds, keep time, take pictures, and audit the bond in real-time
  • Take initiative and be proactive about inspection needs within Airframe Assembly


  • High School or GED
  • Mechanically inclined, familiar with usage of precision instruments and utilization of hand tools to perform inspections
  • Familiar with fabrication of composite parts
  • Reads work orders, blueprints, and specifications
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Be proficient in the usage of air powered hand tools and related equipment
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods

Working Conditions/Environment/Special Requirements:

  • Ability to work in a safe professional manner adhering to all regulatory requirements including, OSHA, EPA, State and Federal regulations
  • Ability to work flexible hours and different shifts if required


  • Three (3) years' experience with aircraft composite assembly, mechanical assembly, or aircraft structures as well as able to use all tech data and aircraft drawings, and manufacturing work instructions to perform inspections
  • Familiar with paste/secondary bonded structure
  • A&P and mechanical experience a plus

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $22-$26/hour. 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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