Joby Aviation

5-Axis CNC Operator- Composite Tooling

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.


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate individual to join our manufacturing team. This individual will participate in several aspects of machine operation. Collaborating with CNC programmers, you will be contributing to the entire process of 5-axis CNC operation. Hands-on experience and a “get it done" attitude are very important. This position is rewarding, as the team member will promptly see their work integrated into the production process due to the fast pace of Joby Aviation.


  • Set up, and operate 3 and 5 axis CNC milling to create large-scale, complex aircraft components, from rough stock to finished part
  • Provide feedback to team members on setup, machining strategy, order of operations, tool selection, speed/feed parameters
  • Assist team members to identify, select, procure, and organize appropriate tooling based on part material, geometry, features, tolerances, and system capability
  • Assist team members with developing best practices for the machining process focused on increased efficiency and productivity
  • Organize and manage multiple responsibilities with a high degree of efficiency
  • Cutting, gluing, and clamping material stock
  • Installing hardware on finished tooling
  • Establish and continuously improve a well organized and safe environment for all workspaces
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain all CNC machines and related equipment
  • Do a variety of supporting tasks that are needed to get the job done  


  • 1+ years of machining experience
  • Experience in a high volume production environment that relies on a well-defined process
  • Ability to adapt to change in priorities or responsibilities depending on what is required
  • Ability to learn quickly and eagerness to challenge yourself
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-growing environment with aggressive timelines
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with power tools, ie. table saw, band saw, miter saw
  • Ability to lift 50lbs unaided

Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.


  • Experience with large format, "gantry" style 5-axis CNC machines
  • Familiarity with Fagor and Fanuc controllers
  • Knowledge of NC coding commands
  • Experience with composite part trimming


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