Joby Aviation

Hand Lay up Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


We are seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our team as a Composite Hand Lamination Technician. In this role, you will be responsible for performing composite layup operations to manufacture high-quality composite parts. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated experience in pre-preg ply placement on open face tooling, ply orientation and material consolidation techniques. Additionally, proficiency in performing vacuum bagging, debulking and knowledge of curing operations are necessary for this role. 


  • Perform tooling prep operations in preparation for lamination. 
  • Prepare and organize composite materials in preparation for lamination. 
  • Apply composite materials onto molds or tooling surfaces using techniques like hand layup or automated processes. 
  • Ensure proper ply orientation, ply thickness, and material consolidation is achieved. 
  • Proficiency in vacuum bagging techniques for composite layup operations. 
  • Interpret engineering drawings and specifications. 
  • Basic use of computers for documentation and record-keeping purposes. 
  • Able to verbally communicate, read and comprehend written and verbal instructions. 



  • Reliable, punctual and have dependable transportation. 
  • Ability to follow safe work practices. 
  • Strong attention to detail and precision. 
  • Manual dexterity and able to use hand tools. 
  • Good hand-eye coordination. 
  • Effectively work as part of a team. 
  • Strong commitment to quality standards and procedures. 
  • 2+ years of experience in relevant industry or process. 
  • Knowledge of basic hand tools and inspection equipment. 
  • Able to lift assemblies weighing up to 50 lbs. 
  • Able to become certified to wear a respirator. 
  • Maintain work area in a neat, orderly, and organized manner. 
  • Have no known allergies to epoxies or other composites materials. 


The target base pay for this position is $18-$25/hour. 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.


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