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Mechanical Technician at Joby Aviation
Santa Cruz, CA, US
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 attitude

Experience with mechanical component assembly and systems integration of mechanical systems

Proficiency with machining, welding, and overall mechanical craftsmanship


Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating

Experience working on structures made from composite materials

Experience with brushless motors

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

Please include a cover letter with your application.