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Hand Lay up Technician (S4-S5)

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Hand Lay up Technician (S4-S5)

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
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.


We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Hand Lay up Senior Technician. In this role, you will play a crucial role in performing composite layup operations to manufacture high-quality composite parts. The ideal candidate should possess advanced abilities and demonstrated expertise in ply placement, ply orientation, and material consolidation techniques. High proficiency in performing vacuum bagging, debulking, and curing operations are also required for this role.

As a Hand Lay up Senior Technician, you will not only be responsible for executing complex part builds with precision but will also have the opportunity to train and mentor other technicians. Your extensive knowledge and experience in composite layup operations will be invaluable in guiding and supporting the professional development of your colleagues.


  • Perform composite layup operations with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, ensuring the highest quality standards are met.
  • Utilize your expertise in ply placement, ply orientation, and material consolidation to achieve the desired mechanical properties and part dimensions.
  • Execute vacuum bagging, debulking, and curing operations with proficiency, ensuring proper consolidation, and curing of composite parts.
  • Train and mentor other technicians, sharing your knowledge and skills to help them enhance their composite layup abilities.
  • Lead complex part builds, taking charge of planning, organizing, and coordinating the layup process to ensure successful outcomes.
  • Collaborate with engineering and design teams to interpret specifications and engineering drawings, ensuring adherence to the required standards.
  • Conduct quality inspections and perform necessary tests to verify compliance with specifications and identify any defects or irregularities.


  • High School diploma or GED Equivalent.
  • 4+ years of hand lamination experience.
  • Virtek or equivalent laser ply location system experience
  • Reliable, punctual and have dependable transportation.
  • Ability to follow safe work practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and precision.
  • Manual dexterity and able to use hand tools.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.
  • Effectively work as part of a team.
  • Strong commitment to quality standards and procedures.
  • Knowledge of hand tools and inspection equipment.
  • Able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Maintain work area in a neat, orderly, and organized manner.
  • Have no known allergies to epoxies or other composites materials.

Able to become certified to wear a respirator


Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $32 - $50 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.


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