Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Additive

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

Aug 25

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time you’d otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.


Working as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer located in our Marina office, you will work closely with the core additive design team, as well as members of the machine shop, composites shop, and other labs. You will be involved with many levels of our parts and equipment design, working directly on critical path items for aircraft production.


  • Work with design engineers and additive standards engineers to bring aircraft parts from design to production
  • Work with manufacturing teams to design and improve equipment critical for operation
  • Bring the parts from 3D CAD data through simulation, compensation, support, build prep, and production
  • Constantly monitor for safety, including identifying, addressing, and resolving current and potential future safety issues
  • Read, write, draw, and analyze technical drawings and material data sheets
  • Maintain knowledge of both design methodologies and production machine operation
  • Provide feedback to design engineers and production floor to continuously improve the manufacturing process


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, or another relevant discipline, or several years experience in a directly relevant role
  • 5+ years in metal additive manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing experience in controlled/certified environments
  • Excellent team spirit and ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to learn and follow all required safety guidelines
  • Experience with computer aided design software and FMEA
  • Experience in Additive Simulation and/or CFD
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, crouch around machines, and lift up to 50 lbs regularly


  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy, or another relevant discipline
  • 7+ years in metal additive manufacturing environment
  • Experience in polymer additive manufacturing environment
  • Metal and polymer additive machining experience
  • Experience working in an AS9100/ISO9000 environment

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