Product Quality Engineer - Electrical/Electronics

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA

Full time

Dec 9

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team is steadily working toward our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the traffic congestion below, giving you back the time that otherwise would have spent sitting in traffic. Since 2009, our team has been making this dream a reality, designing and flight testing a prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented individuals to join our team as we push onwards towards certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, high-rate production, and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024.


Joby Aviation is seeking a highly organized, passionate individual to join our quality assurance team. As part of this team, you will oversee the quality aspects of Electronic/Electrical Assembly and Circuit Card Assembly design for eVTOL aircraft. This Quality Engineering position will help baseline the company’s Electronic/Electrical Assembly and Circuit Card Assembly design efforts and pave the way to production.  The Joby Aviation team is made up of extremely 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.


  • Support the development, verification and manufacture of products using Advanced Production Quality Planning (APQP), Continuous Improvement and Statistical Process Control techniques
  • Perform design review activities including inspectability, consistency, adequacy, accuracy, and conformance to requirements and provide recommendations for improvement
  • Develop and manage data and metrics using data visualization tools to report and provide information with recommendations for product/process improvements and reduce cost of poor quality
  • Perform product quality and quality management system reviews to assure compliance with drawings, work instructions and internal ISO9001/AS9100 and regulatory requirements
  • Analyze product and process failures to ensure effective root cause analysis and implementation of corrective and preventive actions internally
  • Understand risk and risk management as an essential part of the quality engineering work scope
  • Review, identify, implement and maintain Supplier Quality flow down requirements and serve as Voice of the Customer for all Supplier quality-related activities including root cause corrective action
  • Represent Quality on the Material Review Board (MRB) and Engineering Change Actions
  • Responsible for participating in continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S, Kaizen lean methods, etc
  • Employs mistake-proofing techniques
  • Interface with Engineering and Operations to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data
  • Responsible for performing job duties in a manner consistent with established Joby Policies and Procedures.
  • Works under general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Review and accept internal and Supplier First Article Inspections
  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside company contacts.


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.

  • Bachelor's Degree (Electrical Engineering preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Aerospace including 2 years minimum in electrical/electronics engineering or manufacturing
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610. Understanding of IPC-A-600, IPC-6012, IPC-6013, IPC-6018, IPC-TM-650, MIL-STD-883 and subordinate CCA related standards/guidelines.
  • Aerospace product and process control – planning processes, material control, acceptance sampling and measurement systems.
  • A fundamental understanding of quality philosophies, principles, systems, methods, tools, ISO9001 standards, organizational and team dynamics, customer expectations and satisfaction, supplier relations and performance, leadership, training, interpersonal relationships, improvement systems and professional ethics.
  • AS9100 Quality Management System development and implementation
  • AS9102 First Article Inspection development and implementation
  • Quality Management – tracking, analyzing, reporting and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of aerospace reliability, maintainability, and risk management, including key terms and definitions, modeling, systems design, assessment tools and reporting.
  • Thorough understanding of problem-solving (corrective action) and quality improvement tools and techniques (eg: six sigma, lean). This includes knowledge of management and planning tools, quality tools, preventive and corrective actions, and how to overcome barriers to quality improvements.
  • Understanding of controls and requirements necessary to ensure measurement quality and provide measurement assurance (Metrology).
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and analyze process behavior to discover issues and find solutions for production issues (Statistical Process Control).
  • Internal audits – audit types, planning, preparation, execution, reporting results and follow-up.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings of complex nature to develop in-process and receiving inspection plans.
  • Development and presentation of quality reports for management review, corrective action and continuous improvement activities
  • Demonstrates understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field.
  • Possesses foresight in identifying future problems and proposes potential solutions to the team (proactive).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including writing skills
  • Ability to work without supervision. Independent problem solver.
  • Works with other disciplines to support goals of the business.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office experience


  • Certified Quality Engineer Certificate
  • Certified IPC Trainer: IPC-A-610 and IPC-A-600
  • Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing and Green Belt certification
  • Experience with AS9145 Requirements for Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process
  • Familiarity with complex Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

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