CNC Programmer - Additive

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

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


Joby Aviation is seeking a highly experienced and talented individual to improve and optimize our CNC programming activities. Joby is working towards the goal of development, certification and production of a world changing eVTOL aircraft. As the senior CNC programmer, this individual will have overall responsibility for development, implementation, and training of Joby Aviation’s 3 and 4/5-axis CNC programming processes and team.


  • Prototype machining via creating and editing CNC programs that support the machining of large-scale, complex, precision metal aircraft components and manufacturing tooling
  • Perform machining process development & optimization (part setup/fixturing, machining strategy/order of operations, tool selection, speed/feed process parameter selection).
  • Identify, select, and procure appropriate tooling for job specific applications (based on part material, geometry, features, tolerances, system rigidity, and equipment capability).
  • Develop standardized best practices for the Joby machining processes.
  • Continuously improve design and production efforts by working closely with the engineering team.


  • Ability to program and machine using CAM software, as well as 3 and 5 axis CNC milling and lathe machines (Delmia CAM experience is a plus but not required).
  • Capable of positively interacting in a team environment.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and pride in doing precise work.
  • Knowledgeable about G-code editing, canned cycles, and integrated probing systems.
  • Must have a basic working knowledge of materials (metals, plastics) and fundamental concepts of mechanics (stress, strain, etc.)
  • Willingness to work outside of your comfort zone, in a fast paced non-traditional manufacturing environment
  • Assembly experience and working knowledge of basic fasteners and hand tools.
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, crouch around machines, and lift up to 50 lbs regularly. 


  • Experience with HSMWorks/Solidworks, Fusion360, CATIA, and/or Powermill.
  • Experience with macro programming.
  • Experience developing and improving CAM post code.
  • CMM ASQ Certification.
  • Aerospace manufacturing background in advanced composites, machined parts, aircraft assembly and systems integration.
  • Experience programming robotic arms. 


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