Joby Aviation

Senior Tool Design Engineer

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.


Joby Aviation is searching for a senior tool design engineer with experience designing tools and equipment for large carbon fiber parts and assemblies for aircraft production. Individual must have a strong technical background in certified aircraft manufacturing. This person should be well versed in all aspects of the tool design process from concept sketches to implementing tools on the production floor.


  • Design ownership of complex assembly fixtures to support airframe operations.
  • Design, develop, and implement manufacturing aids and equipment such as jigs, fixtures, molds, etc.
  • Develop Joby’s tool design standards.
  • Produce easy to follow prints and shop floor drawings with strong GD&T understanding.
  • Coordinate and support tooling activities across a wide range of departments including; airframe design, structural analysis, planning, vendors & suppliers, manufacturing, production, quality assurance, testing and tool fabrication.
  • Provide knowledge to those that are less experienced


  • B.S. in engineering OR substantial tooling design experience.
  • 5+ years of aerospace/ or automotive assembly fixture design.
  • Experience working with CATIA, NX, Creo, or Solidworks and PLM systems.
  • Proficiency in GD&T and common drafting practices in compliance with ASME Y14.5 & Y14.100.
  • Experience in composite manufacturing processes: manual layup, AFP, autoclave operation, hot press, assembly processes, etc.
  • Experience in prototype manufacturing in a professional environment. 
  • Experience with FEA, hand calculations, and documenting results.
  • Excellent verbal communication with internal departments and external vendors.


  • 3DX / CATIA V6 experience.
  • LFAM tooling design and fabrication experience.
  • Experience inspecting part and tools with Polyworks or equivalent metrology software.


Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $89,800-$150,400/year. 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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