Mechanical Technician

Joby Aviation is seeking a highly organized, passionate individual to join our integration and subsystem testing team. As part of this team, you will help in the integration and testing of flight-critical components and subsystems for VTOL electric aircraft. The Joby Aviation team is made up from 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.

  • Work closely with engineering to develop and test a wide array of systems including electric motors, electric actuators, linkages, propellers, landing gear, and cooling systems, in support of rapid aircraft development.
  • Assemble hardware for use on test stands or on aircraft while maintaining associated documentation. This will involve mechanical assembly of parts and sub-systems, etc.
  • Install flight hardware on aircraft and perform systems checkout and debugging, as to bring subsystems to an operational status, while strictly adhering to best practices and proper documentation.
  • Perform structural, environmental, and functional tests on specific hardware to validate its design and manufacturing against established benchmarks.
  • Generate reports from collected test data to provide quantifiable feedback to the engineering teams that will allow them to optimize their designs.

  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Team oriented attitude
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques and analytical ability
  • Hands-on experience with small engines and brushless motors
  • Experience with mechanical component assembly and systems integration of mechanical systems
  • Proficiency with machining, welding, and overall mechanical craftsmanship


  •  Experience rebuilding, overhauling, and troubleshooting small engines and brushless motors 
  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating
  • Experience working on structures made from composite materials
  • Experience with data acquisition techniques using foil strain gauges, accelerometers, load cells, thermistors, etc. (including sensor installation)
  • Familiar with LabView/Diadem/MATLAB
  • Experience with CAD
  • Experience with industrial test laboratory environments and procedures 
  • Automotive maintenance experience a strong plus

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