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Flight Test Technician at Joby Aviation
Santa Cruz, CA, US
Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate and driven individual to join our flight test development team. This role requires a wide range of knowledge and skill that includes the basics of airframe and powerplant maintenance on composite airframes to advanced electro-mechanical devices and high voltage electrical systems. A can-do attitude is a must for this fast-paced environment in which every team member relies on each other to perform to their highest potential.


Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance

Inspect powerplant and related components at regular intervals adhering to company approved procedures and maintenance manuals

Remove and replace airframe, powerplant, and electrical components

Complete all required documentation in accordance with established company and FAA procedures

May perform launch and recovery tasks of aircraft which include ground operations, preflight items, ground observer responsibilities, and post-flight items

Participate in the performance of Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP) in accordance with company guidelines

Maintain and operate ground support equipment

May help develop maintenance manuals and supporting documentation necessary to operate and maintain the vehicles

Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the company

Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices

Other duties as assigned or required


High school diploma or equivalent and two or more years of aircraft mechanical and electrical experience

Must be able to work with electro-mechanical devices, high voltage power systems, and electronics equipment

Must be able to interpret engineering drawings and technical documents

Must possess general working knowledge of hand tools and precision measuring equipment

Basic computer and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with employees

Must be able to work both independently and on a team and be able to work extended hours and travel as required

Read and speak English proficiently


FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) certificate

FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate

Part 135 maintenance experience

Composite fabrication and repair experience