Joby Aviation

Material Test Technician

Job Locations US-CA-San Carlos
Composite Structures
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 a technician to join our Powertrain Materials and Process team. The ideal candidate will have experience with material and/or mechanical testing in a professional lab environment. This role will interface with all teams across the organization: quality, design, manufacturing, and reliability. The person will generate and test articles in support of material selection and qualification, process development, and quality assurance. This individual should be highly organized and self-driven to maximize their impact in Joby Aviation’s fast-paced environment.


  • Manage and expand engineering laboratory capabilities. Work with external service providers as needed.
  • Plan and conduct standard and custom tests for materials and assemblies.
  • Generate professional test reports, and effectively communicate results, concerns, and ideas with cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with design engineers, quality engineers, and materials engineers to support a diverse range of projects concurrently.
  • Maintain a safe, organized lab environment for constant throughput.


  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in an engineering laboratory facility/organization.
  • Working knowledge of materials fundamentals and testing practices.
  • Problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and prioritize tasks among multiple projects.
  • Ability to work safely in a lab environment with chemicals.
  • Ability to safely use cutting and power tools for sample preparation.


  • Experience with mechanical test equipment and software (Instron/BlueHill and similar).
  • Experience in laboratory management.
  • Experience negotiating and purchasing lab equipment.
  • Familiarity with material endurance testing, lap shear test methods, testing of adhesives and sealants.
  • Experience with Metallography – mount, grind, polish, etch. Working knowledge of scanning electron microscopy.
  • Experience measuring rheology of curable materials.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $23-$34/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.



USD $23.00/Hr.


USD $34.00/Hr.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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