Joby Aviation

Shop Production Manager

Job Locations US-OH-Dayton
Subtractive Manufacturing
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.


Joby Aviation is seeking an experienced Shop Production Manager to join our subtractive team in Dayton, Ohio. This individual’s role will include managing a team operating 5-axis mills, and multitasking lathes to create complex aircraft components from raw stock to finished parts as well as the associated support teams along the manufacturing chain. A willing attitude is very important for this position and goes a long way when thinking through a variety of solutions to complete jobs on time due to the fast pace of parts flowing through the shop. This position is hands-on experience, we aim to attract, retain, develop and motivate talent that possess the skills and leadership necessary to grow our team.


  • Provide leadership and direction to the machine shop team as well as overseeing daily operations of the entire production process chain
  • Establish and manage team who operates 5 axis mills, and multitasking lathes to create complex aircraft components from from raw stock to finished part
  • Manage team of engineers and programmers to provide solutions, feedback or alternative approaches to solve technical manufacturing problems with design and manufacturability of tools and components
  • Build up and maintain the production related Quality Management System 
  • Prepare the required schedule and cost estimates
  • Determine the best setup, machining strategy, order of operations, tool selection, speed/feed parameters for each project based on engineering drawings and corporate standards
  • Select, procure, and organize appropriate tooling and fixturing for projects based on part material, geometry, features, tolerances, and system capability


  • Associate's degree, technical/trade school training or equivalent years of experience
  • 5+ years experience in Medical or Aerospace CNC machining production environment
  • 10+ years experience in Fabrication or Manufacturing 
  • 5+ years leading a team in a machine shop or manufacturing environment, including training staff
  • Expert knowledge in at least one of the following machine control systems: Heidenhain TNC 640, Mitsubishi M730, Fanuc 31i 
  • Knowledge in at least one modern CAM environment, Openmind Hypermill preferred
  • Advanced knowledge in QC inspection processes and Quality Management in a regulated work environment
  • Ability to perform complex set-up and fabrication of machined parts with no direction 
  • Experience in developing and maintaining a Quality Management System
  • Ability to read, interpret and explain complex or unusual engineering drawings, sketches and verbal and written instructions with a strong focus on GD&T
  • Advanced computer skills and familiarity with ERP and shopfloor IT systems.
  • Skills to maintain the flow of work within the unit using independent judgment in solving complex or unusual problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written communication skills to interface with employees, management and customers/outside representatives
  • Demonstrate continuous improvement of a well-organized and safe environment for all workspaces.
  • Ability to work overtime as business conditions dictate
  • Able to lift up to 35 lbs
  • Ability to make multiple domestic and/or international trips during the first 6 months of employment


Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $85,200 - $146,900 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.


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