Cryogenic Storage Mechanical Engineer

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

$86.9-144.3k (annually)

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Aug 10

Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate individual with extensive composite experience to join our flight physics team. In this role you will be responsible for the development & detailed design of cryogenic storage dewar. As an experienced engineer, you will also be responsible for providing guidance, technical knowledge and strategic insight to fellow team members.

As a part of the flight physics team, you will be deeply involved in everything from preliminary concept work, to actual production. For this role, you will have a strong understanding of material structural properties and cryogenic pressurized storage vessels. You will work closely with many disciplines, including our structural analysis, manufacturing and integration teams.


  • Design of composite cryogenic storage systems and ancillary piping system to integrate equipment into other aircraft systems
  • Perform initial layout and sizing
  • Build detail CAD models, run detailed FEA models
  • Detailed drawing creation, GD&T
  • Support physical build of components, direct communication with vendors and collaboration with technicians in manufacturing
  • Perform functional and validation testing of built parts, with the support of a larger testing team
  • Provide and receive guidance to a cross-functional group of engineers


  • 5+ years of working experience in relevant industry
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a relevant discipline
  • Strongly proficient in CAD
  • Strongly proficient in FEA
  • Experience with metallic and composite components, structural design and analysis
  • Experience in owning engineering parts or systems through at least one full design life cycle: from concept to detail design, analysis, build, validation testing and integration
  • Able to relocate permanently to Santa Cruz, CA


  • 8+ years of working experience in relevant industry
  • M.S./Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • Experience with Dassault Systemes/Catia CAD
  • Expertise in FEA (preferably Abaqus) of welded 5000 and 6000 series aluminum and 300 series SST pressurized structures for cryogenic applications
  • Experience in fracture analysis of pressure vessels under various conditions including crash loads
  • Critical Flaw size knowledge and safety of flight correlations 
  • Fatigue safety and cycle life 
  • Experience with pressure vessel safety codes, including CGA and ASME
  • Crash test and survivability and testing
  • Familiarity with high end liquified gas lines, fittings and types (AN, MS Swedgelock ect)

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $ $86,900 - $144,300/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 Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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