Joby Aviation

Manufacturing Engineer - Powertrain & Electronics

Job Locations US-CA-San Carlos
Powertrain & Electronics, Manufacturing
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024.


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate manufacturing engineer to join our powertrain & electronics manufacturing engineering team with a focus on equipment and process engineering, and scaling products from prototype to mass production. The engineer will support the Joby aircraft powertrain scale-up through the implementation of manufacturing equipment that is driven by product, throughput, and quality requirements. This individual must be highly organized and self-driven while possessing a deep understanding of manufacturability and quality control. This position is exciting and rewarding, as the engineer will promptly see their ideas grow from concept to creation due to the fast pace of Joby Aviation.


  • Drive manufacturing equipment and tooling projects to support prototype and production builds.
  • Lead process development efforts using statistical methods such as process capability characterization, gauge repeatability and reproducibility, and design of experiments.
  • Design production workstations for ergonomics, efficiency, and safety.
  • Work with third-party equipment integrators and our internal equipment engineering team to deliver larger equipment to specifications.
  • Work with our technical team to support manufacturing and integration activities.
  • Design fixtures and equipment to scale up manufacturing.



  • B.S. in manufacturing, or mechanical engineering OR substantial hands-on manufacturing engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in doing PFMEA's, Creating Standard Work Instructions, Ergonomic layout of manual work stations, creating process specifications for semi-automated to fully automated manufacturing processes.
  • Electric motor assembly, electronics assembly, inverter assembly, cooling system assembly, lithium Ion Battery module/pack assembly are all good fields of experience.
  • Have strong listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills while working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in prototype manufacturing in a professional environment.
  • Proficient in authoring process and equipment documentation.
  • Strong background in mechanical tooling design with proficiency in GD&T.
  • Proficient with using SolidWorks.


  • M.S. in manufacturing, or mechanical engineering.
  • Working knowledge in controls engineering (i.e. motion control, PLCs, machine sensors, etc.).
  • Manufacturing background in a mass production environment and/or a regulated industry

Joby Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


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