Manufacturing Assembly Line Project Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Manufacturing Engineering
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.


Working as a Project Manager in our Marina location, you will be responsible for creating, updating and coordinating project schedules in support of setting up a new production operation. Creates resource usage model and predictions. Works closely with team leaders to build, evaluate and optimize project schedules for the production assembly line buildout.


  • Organize, implement and maintain scheduling management systems supporting identified projects and their plans with direct supervision from team leads for the assembly line.
  • Assist to set up tasks and sub tasks to ensure satisfactory realization of project contract requirements as scheduled.
  • Log project time-lines and maintain a database of tasks and its status.
  • Log all new information into the database and provide scheduled reports for contract coordination and reporting purposes.
  • Interact with customer and project staff to schedule work and coordinate assignments.
  • Interact with project team and task managers to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules, cost information and identification of variances from original plan.
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around.
  • Develop and update weekly short interval schedules working with team leads.
  • Suggest management of risks affecting project profit, costs, schedules and client relations.
  • Support project management team to maintain timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems.
  • Assist project team to develop and maintain periodic status reports to keep management informed on project progress.
  • Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules.


  • 5+ years experience working master scheduling and manufacturing operations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong experience with MS Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Reliable and professional with proven track record of good attendance
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds


  • General working knowledge of complex manufacturing
  • Expert level user of MS Project including creation of macros
  • Savvy in basic IT or windows based software
  • General working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning software. (ERP)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred


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