Sr. Composite Manufacturing Engineer-CPD/Fiberism

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

$102.6-170.8k (annually)

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Oct 11

Joby Aviation is searching for a skilled Senior Composite Manufacturing Engineer with experience in composite part design (CPD/Fibersim) for composite fabrication and assembly processes. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, and optimizing composite manufacturing processes. As a Senior Composite Manufacturing Engineer, you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including design, production, tooling, and quality, to drive continuous improvement and innovation in composite manufacturing.


  • Develop CP/Fibersim definitions, producibility assessments, and 2D engineering specifications for composite parts (including plybooks & lamination drawings).
  • Support creation and review of manufacturing plans to ensure alignment with design requirements and company processes.
  • Participate in the review, approval, and release process of engineering part definitions.
  • Provide continuous support for components throughout their complete lifecycle, from prototype development to final acceptance, and handle modifications and repairs post-installation.
  • Formulate Joby standards for the manufacturing, repair, and assembly of composite parts, adhering to industry norms and best practices.
  • Exercise engineering judgment to assess manufacturing challenges and effectively address non-conformance reports (NCRs) and implement corrective /preventive actions (CAs).
  • Author and develop test plans for FAA certification, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Execute test plans, capturing essential data to validate performance and generate reports based on test outcomes.
  • Design shop aids and tooling to assist production.


  • 8+ years of related experience as a manufacturing engineer in relevant industry
  • B.S. in engineering OR 6+ years in a comparable role 
  • Experience with Composite Part Design (CPD), or Fibersim, and Generative Shape Design (GSD), and Part Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems.
  • Experience in composite manufacturing processes: hand layup lamination, AFP, autoclave operation, hot press, assembly processes, etc.
  • Experience reviewing engineering drawings and using GD&T


  • Experience working with Catia V5 or Catia V6, and Enovia.
  • Experience with laser projection systems (Virtek or Aligned Vision).
  • Experience with composite cutting tables (Gerber, Zund, Eastman, etc).
  • Experience in prototype manufacturing in a professional environment 

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $102,600-$170,800 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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