Aircraft Avionics / Electrical Technician

Joby Aviation

Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

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 an organized and passionate individual to join our Testing Team. As part of this team you will help in the integration and testing of flight critical components and sub-systems for VTOL electric aircraft. The Joby Aviation team is made up from 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.


  • Assemble flight hardware, while maintaining applicable documentation. This will involve wire harness fabrication, soldering of electrical components, and mechanical assembly of parts and sub-systems.
  • Work closely with engineering to develop and test a wide array of electromechanical systems including batteries, PCBs, electric motors, electric actuators and high voltage systems, in support of rapid aircraft development.
  • Install flight hardware on aircraft and perform systems checkout and debugging, as to bring sub-systems to an operational status, while strictly adhering to best practices and proper documentation.
  • Perform structural, environmental, and functional tests on specific hardware to validate its design and manufacturing against established benchmarks.
  • Generate reports from collected test data to provide quantifiable feedback to the engineering teams, allowing them to optimize their designs.


  • 3+ years of Aircraft and/or Spacecraft Avionics experience
  • Proficiency with wiring harness manufacture, soldering of electronics, and overall electrical craftsmanship
  • Experience with component assembly and systems integration of electronics
  • Working knowledge of aircraft handling best practices
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques and analytical ability


  • Experience with brushless motors, batteries, and high voltage electronics
  • Experience working on structures made from composite materials
  • Experience with data acquisition techniques using foil strain gauges, accelerometers, load cells, thermistors, etc. (including sensor installation)
  • Familiar with LabView/Diadem/MATLAB
  • Experience in Computer Aided Design, we use Catia and Solidworks
  • Experience with industrial test laboratory environments and procedures
  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating

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