Manufacturing Engineer - Additive

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

$96.9-129.3k (annually)

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Aug 10

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 passionate manufacturing engineer to join our additive manufactuing team with a focus on equipment and process engineering, and scaling products from prototype to mass production. The engineer will support the Joby additive scale-up through the implementation of manufacturing equipment that is driven by product, throughput, and quality requirements. This individual must be highly organized and self-driven while possessing a deep understanding of manufacturability and quality control. This position is exciting and rewarding, as the engineer will promptly see their ideas grow from concept to creation due to the fast pace of Joby Aviation.


  • Drive manufacturing equipment and tooling projects to support prototype and production builds.
  • Lead process development efforts using statistical methods such as process capability characterization, gauge repeatability and reproducibility, and design of experiments.
  • Design production workstations for ergonomics, efficiency, and safety.
  • Work with third-party equipment integrators and our internal equipment engineering team to deliver larger equipment to specifications.
  • Work with our technical team to support manufacturing and integration activities.
  • Design fixtures and equipment to scale up manufacturing.


  • B.S. in manufacturing, or mechanical engineering OR substantial hands-on manufacturing engineering experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in doing PFMEA's, Creating Standard Work Instructions, Ergonomic layout of manual work stations, creating process specifications for semi-automated to fully automated manufacturing processes.
  • Additive manufacturing machines (metal and/or polymer), additive manufacturing powder handling, metal fabrication for aerospace, laser-optics, are all good fields of experience.
  • Have strong listening and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills while working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in prototype manufacturing in a professional environment.
  • Proficient in authoring process and equipment documentation.
  • Strong background in mechanical tooling design with proficiency in GD&T.
  • Proficient with using SolidWorks.


  • M.S. in manufacturing, or mechanical engineering.
  • Working knowledge in controls engineering (i.e. motion control, PLCs, machine sensors, etc.).
  • Manufacturing background in a mass production environment and/or a regulated industry.
  • Metal additive manufacturing equipment development and troubleshooting.

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $96,900-$129,300/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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