Electric Propulsion Unit, Manufacturing Lead

Joby Aviation

San Carlos, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Feb 20


Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate Manufacturing Engineering Lead to join our Powertrain & Electronics Manufacturing Engineering Team in San Carlos, CA with a focus on equipment and process engineering, and scaling products from prototype to mass production. The Manufacturing Engineering Lead will support the Joby aircraft powertrain scale-up through the implementation of manufacturing equipment that is driven by product, throughput, and quality requirements. This individual must be highly organized and self-driven while possessing a deep understanding of manufacturability and quality control. This position is exciting and rewarding, as the Manufacturing Engineering Lead will promptly see their ideas influence many key areas due to the fast pace of Joby Aviation.


  • Lead the manufacturing and production support efforts related to the Electric Propulsion Unit mechanical systems
  • Guide the team to manage equipment projects with internal and external equipment suppliers to deliver production intent equipment
  • Scale up our Electric Propulsion Unit prototype production line to meet manufacturing ramp milestones
  • Develop inter-team and intra-team level processes to facilitate efficiency and high performance
  • Grow and develop the team working on Electric Propulsion Unit manufacturing to meet company milestones
  • Analyze and prepare reports related to the manufacturing line to present to the management team
  • Coordinate with design for design changes, quality for reaching product excellence, and equipment team for meeting equipment readiness milestones
  • Develop and communicate clear expectations for project deliverables to the manufacturing team
  • Develop and present tooling and equipment budget for approval to management, and track cost.


  • BS in Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of manufacturing engineering experience. Experience in regulated manufacturing is a plus.
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team of engineering in manufacturing
  • Experience in process development and performing process validations for manufacturing
  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • Experience in electric motor assembly or complex electro-mechanical assembly processes, tooling and equipment
  • Excellent problem solving and teamwork skills while working with cross-functional teams
  • Passion for diving into the details and providing constructive feedback to the team and other cross functional teams

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