Quality Inspector, Composites

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

$22-32 (hourly)

Trucks VC portfolio


Oct 11

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 highly organized, passionate individual to join our quality assurance team. As part of this team, you will perform incoming, in-process and final inspection of composite material and parts for VTOL electric aircraft. The inspection process will help baseline the company’s hardware design efforts and pave the way to production ready hardware. The Joby Aviation team is made up of extremely talented, hardworking, proactive, and hands-on individuals, operating in a very fast-paced and rewarding environment. We are looking to expand this team with like-minded individuals looking to make a mark in the transportation industry.


  • Participate in the development of the quality inspection system
  • Perform incoming inspection on supplied composite material
  • Perform in-process inspection during the layup process for composite material
  • Perform final inspection on completed composite parts
  • Perform final inspection on the completed Work Order paperwork package
  • Perform adhoc part and process inspections


  • A high-school diploma or GED and minimum of 3 years' experience in composite inspection or fabrication and mechanical inspection
  • Must know basic quality terms, definitions and concepts
  • Must understand types of measurement, measurement terminology and the different types of measurement scales
  • Must know the difference between accuracy and precision and be able to select the appropriate measuring tools and techniques
  • Must know how to measure using surface plate layouts and other hand tools such as calipers, and micrometers
  • Must be able to identify/recognize inspection errors/nonconformances and initiate corrective action
  • Must have basic calibration knowledge
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and know definitions of critical, major and minor characteristics
  • Must be able to use inspection planning tools and perform a product audit; determine sample size for lots; pull random samples
  • Understand different testing methods
  • Understand traceability (product, material and calibration)
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds
  • Ability to work in a team environment


  • 2+ years of on-the-job aerospace experience
  • General knowledge of ASME Y14.5M, working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and understanding of the x, y, z coordinate system
  • Basic knowledge of statistical terms and techniques, how to plot data and how to recognize out-of-control conditions
  • Basic knowledge of plan-do-check-act (PDCA)
  • ASQ Certified Quality Inspector Certificate

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $22-$32/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.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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