Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate individual with extensive composite, subtractive, and additive experience to join our design engineering team. In this role you will be responsible for the development & detailed design of structural airframe components to integrate electrical systems. As an experienced engineer, you will also be responsible for providing guidance, technical knowledge and strategic insight to fellow team members.
You will be deeply involved in everything from preliminary concept work, to actual production. For this role, you will have a strong understanding of CAD design, and the ability to do hand calculations and create detailed models and drawings. Further, you will work closely with many disciplines, including our electronics, wiring systems, structural analysis, and manufacturing teams.
Expert understanding of static and structural hand-calculations
Design of composite/metallic brackets to integrate electronics and other aircraft systems
Perform initial layout and sizing
Fastener sizing, bond area sizing, riveting
Composite <-> metallic material compatibility, galvanic corrosion
Detailed drawing creation, GD&T
Background in composite ply definition desired
Experience with a variety of materials and comfort with relative mechanical properties across material families
Experience utilizing multiple manufacturing processes, such as subtractive, additive, carbon fiber composite lay-up, and injection molding
Direct communication with vendors and technicians in manufacturing
Provide guidance to junior engineers
Consult frequently with team leads
5+ years of working experience in relevant industry
B.S. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, relevant discipline, or equivalent work experience
Experience with composite and metallic component/structural design and analysis
Experience integrating systems in aircraft
Excellent problem solving and communication skills
Proficiency in composite structures design
Proficiency in CAD
Able to work onsite at our Santa Cruz, CA location daily.
M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
8+ years of working experience in relevant industry
Experience with Dassault Systemes/Catia CAD, specifically using the Composite Design Module
Experience in composites manufacturing
Experience with finite element tools (Abaqus)
Aircraft homebuilding or rapid prototyping experience is a plus
Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $98,200 - $164,600 annually. 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.
Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.