Senior Tool Design Engineer

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

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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 searching for a senior tool design engineer with experience designing tools and equipment for large carbon fiber parts and assemblies for aircraft production. Individual must have a strong technical background in certified aircraft manufacturing. This person should be well versed in all aspects of the tool design process from concept sketches to implementing tools on the production floor.


  • B.S. in Mechanical engineering OR substantial tooling design experience.
  • Design, develop, and implement manufacturing aids and equipment such as jigs, fixtures, molds, etc. 
  • Develop Joby’s tool design standards.
  • Produce easy to follow prints and shop floor drawings with strong GD&T understanding.
  • Coordinate and support tooling activities across a wide range of departments including; airframe design, structural analysis, planning, vendors & suppliers, manufacturing, production, quality assurance, testing and tool fabrication. 


  • 8+ years of related experience as a tool design engineer in relevant industry 
  • Experience working with Catia V5 or later, and Enovia (or similar PLM)
  • Proficiency in GD&T and common drafting practices in compliance with ASME Y14.5 & Y14.100
  • Experience in composite manufacturing processes: manual layup, AFP, autoclave operation, hot press, assembly processes, etc.
  • Experience in prototype manufacturing in a professional environment 
  • Provide knowledge to those that are less experienced
  • Experience with FEA, hand calculations, and documenting results
  • Excellent verbal communication with internal departments and external vendors

Pursuant to various local, state, and federal regulations, you must show proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your start date. Exemption requests are available for bona fide religious and medical circumstances.

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