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Aircraft Avionics / Electrical Technician at Joby Aviation
Santa Cruz, CA, US
Joby Aviation is seeking an organized and passionate individual to join our Vehicle Integration and Sub-System Testing Team.  As part of this team you will help in the integration and testing of flight critical components and sub-systems for VTOL electric aircraft.  The Joby Aviation team is made up from 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.


·        Assemble flight hardware, while maintaining applicable documentation.  This will involve wire harness fabrication, soldering of electrical components, and mechanical assembly of parts and sub-systems.
·        Work closely with engineering to develop and test a wide array of electromechanical systems including batteries, PCBs, electric motors, electric actuators and high voltage systems, in support of rapid aircraft development.
·        Install flight hardware on aircraft and perform systems checkout and debugging, as to bring sub-systems 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, allowing them to optimize their designs.


  • 3+ years of Aircraft and/or Spacecraft Avionics experience
  • Proficiency with wiring harness manufacture, soldering of electronics, and overall electrical craftsmanship
  • Experience with component assembly and systems integration of electronics
  • Working knowledge of aircraft handling best practices
·        Strong work ethic

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work individually and as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving techniques and analytical ability

  • Experience with brushless motors, batteries, and high voltage electronics
  • 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 in Computer Aided Design, we use Catia and Solidworks
  • Experience with industrial test laboratory environments and procedures
  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating