Internal Loads Engineer

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA

Full time

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Nov 10

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 toward certifying the aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration and preparing for commercialization with launch targeted in select markets for 2024. 

Overview

Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate internal loads engineer to join our structural integrity engineering team. This role will work across teams, such as Airframe Stress, Mechanical Subsystem Stress, and Powertrain Stress, to create GFEMs and develop internal loads. Candidate should be a self-starter with strong communication skills and possess a deep understanding of Finite Element Modeling, External and Internal Loads, and verification and validation. 

Responsibilities

  • Produce and maintain Component and Integrated FEMs
  • Finite Element Model development/refinement, validation and correlation
  • Process External Loads to generate internal loads
  • Support Proof and Structural Test Planning for the aircraft
  • Produce Verification and Validation Reports

Required

  • B.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or another relevant discipline
  • 5+ years of working experience in relevant industry
  • Prior loads experience
  • In-depth understanding of loading scenarios, free body diagrams, and structural behavior of aircraft components
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Highly proactive attitude with the ability to manage multiple assignments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced proficiency in finite element analysis, including nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of composite structures or metallic structures
  • Practical experience in validating complex internal loads models using structural test
  • Familiarity with industry engineering simulation quality standards
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment

Desired

  • 10+ years of working experience in relevant industry
  • Expert knowledge of Femap/Nastran
  • Hands on experience working within aircraft certification program
  • Excellent understanding of FAR Part 23 and 27 regulations
  • Experience with Dassault Systems CAD

Joby Aviation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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