Manufacturing Equipment Engineer

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

Trucks VC portfolio

Aug 23

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.


We are looking for a talented and highly motivated individual to join the Manufacturing Engineering Team. This engineer will be the subject matter expert regarding equipment issues encompassing electrical/PLC, robotics, mechanical, welding, machining, hydraulics/pneumatics etc. A successful candidate will be proactive in improvement projects, multitasking, and refocusing to meet constantly shifting demands in a fast-paced environment. This person will demonstrate leadership to drive the completion of cross-functional collaboration projects on or ahead of schedule.


  • Diagnose equipment failures, find root causes, and communicate actions taken to the rest of the team
  • Become an expert level trainer on all machines in assigned areas and be responsible for up leveling other employees
  • Create, implement and improve preventative maintenance documents and schedules
  • Design and Implement Equipment Reliability Improvement Projects
  • Perform major equipment repairs and rebuilds
  • Participate in spare part analysis and inventory development, cost reduction and improvement
  • Investigate and implement countermeasures to prevent repetitive breakdowns
  • Develop business cases for improvement projects and equipment acquisitions


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechatronics, or mechanical engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of engineering experience
  • Proficiency in CATIA or similar 3D CAD software
  • Experience with rapid prototyping in small to medium volume production
  • Knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes, engineering materials
  • Familiarity with industrial robots (Kuka, Fanuc, Kawasaki.) and controls systems (Siemens, Beckhoff, etc.)
  • System designs utilizing mechatronic and pneumatic components
  • Hands on machine shop skills using lathes, mills, welders, and other machine shop equipment
  • Experience with project execution from initial concept development through to final commissioning of system
  • Experience in machine control panel wiring and design
  • Exposure to industrial Programmable Logic Controllers

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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