Quality Inspector, Composites

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

May 2

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. While we are growing quickly, we are selective in whom we hire. You should be curious, driven, and devoted to your area of excellence. We live for results, employ hierarchy only to enhance efficiency, and deplore bureaucracy. If you embrace our bold vision and wish to join us in this exciting challenge, please apply using the online application form.


Joby Aviation is seeking a highly organized, passionate individual to join our quality assurance team. As part of this team, you will perform incoming, in-process and final inspection of composite material and parts for VTOL electric aircraft. The inspection process will help baseline the company’s hardware design efforts and pave the way to production ready hardware. 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.


  • Participate in the development of the quality inspection system
  • Perform incoming inspection on supplied composite material
  • Perform in-process inspection during the layup process for composite material
  • Perform final inspection on completed composite parts
  • Perform final inspection on the completed Work Order paperwork package
  • Perform adhoc part and process inspections


  • Two+ years of on-the-job aerospace experience in mechanical inspection or a related field
  • Must have 2+ years experience in composite inspection or fabrication
  • A high-school diploma or GED or an additional three years of related on-the-job experience is necessary.
  • Must know basic quality terms, definitions and concepts
  • Must know basic statistical terms and techniques, how to plot data and how to recognize out-of-control conditions
  • Must know the definition of plan-do-check-act (PDCA) and understand the team concept
  • Must understand types of measurement, measurement terminology and the different types of measurement scales
  • Must know the difference between accuracy and precision and be able to select the appropriate measuring tools and techniques
  • Must know how to measure using surface plate layouts and other hand tools such as calipers, and micrometers
  • Must be able to identify/recognize inspection errors and initiate resolution
  • Must have basic calibration knowledge
  • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and know definitions of critical, major and minor characteristics
  • Must have a general knowledge of ASME Y14.5M, working knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and must understand the x, y, z coordinate system
  • Must be able to use inspection planning tools and perform a product audit; determine sample size for lots; pull random samples
  • Must have knowledge of testing methods
  • Must be able to identify and report nonconforming material
  • Must understand traceability (product, material and calibration)
  • Must have a strong knowledge of basic mathematical operations and perform measurement conversions; be able to solve for x; add and subtract degrees, minutes, and seconds


  • Additional 2 years Automotive experience

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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