Equipment Design Engineer - San Carlos

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, 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.


Joby Aviation is seeking a highly organized, passionate individual to join our Powertrain and Electronics team. As part of this team you will design hardware and systems to assemble, install, and perform validation and verification testing of flight critical components and sub-systems for VTOL electric aircraft. Work may include detailed mechanical, electrical, and software design of automated manufacturing equipment, subassemblies, and parts.


  • Design of systems to assemble, install, and perform validation and verification testing of flight critical components and sub-systems. This will require working closely with the Design and Manufacturing Engineering organizations
  • Develop full designs, drawing packages, BOMs, and assembly instructions for the above projects  
  • Procurement of custom and off the shelf hardware from suppliers, and internal shops
  • Lead integration of designs and ensure that the systems meet initial design requirements, while remaining flexible to the constraints of a fast moving workplace
  • Create and implement tools to maximize Design Team productivity


  • B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Mechatronics Engineering or a relevant discipline
  • 2+ years of work experience in relevant industry
  • Strong engineering knowledge and instincts
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and social skills
  • The ability to work with many different people and manage working relationships
  • Hands-on attitude
  • Proficiency in Computer Aided Design, and engineering drawing creation
  • Experience in mechanical design and fabrication of automated manufacturing equipment as well as high-precision components
  • Mechanical design and fabrication of weldments, sheet metal, and machined parts
  • System designs utilizing mechatronic and pneumatic components
  • Hands on machine shop skills using lathes, mills, welders, and other machine shop equipment
  • Experience with project execution from initial concept development through to final commissioning of system
  • Experience in machine control panel wiring and design
  • Exposure to industrial Programmable Logic Controllers


  • 4+ years of work experience in relevant industry
  • Experience with Dassault Systems CAD, specifically using Generative Shape Design, Part Design and Assembly Design
  • Experience designing aircraft flight hardware and/or ground support equipment
  • Design of Electrical Schematics
  • Aircraft homebuilding or rapid prototyping experience is a plus
  • Experience with aircraft FAA certification processes

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