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Manufacturing Planner - Additive

Company: Joby Aviation
Location: Marina
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Located in Northern California, the Joby Aviation team has been steadily working toward our goal of providing safe, affordable, fully electric air transportation that is accessible to everyone. Imagine an air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly and quickly carries you over the congestion below, giving you back that time youd otherwise spend sitting in traffic. Technology has advanced to the point where designing and operating an all-electric aircraft is completely viable. Our team has been discreetly designing and flight testing this vehicle and is looking for talented individuals to see it through certification and high rate production.

Joby Aviation is seeking a passionate manufacturing planner to join our Additive Manufacturing team with a focus on production and manufacturing. The position will be based in our Marina location, and the role will involve cross-functional work with various teams including manufacturing, supply chain, integration and test, quality, facilities, certification, finance, and more. This role will operate in a fast-paced, demanding, and rewarding environment with high expectations for individual contribution. 


  • Support Manufacturing Status Reviews, develop detailed manufacturing schedules for workcenter and workstation bring-up, trial, and production readiness 
  • Support manufacturing documentation for type certification and production certification 
  • Work with supply chain and inventory teams for material management 
  • Develop production forecast and master build plans, then detailed production execution schedule; assess production capacity, efficiency, continuous improvements 
  • Identify critical paths and work to resolve resource conflicts  
  • Participate in manufacturing execution system's process set up, input and output definition, trial runs, etc. 
  • Coordinate and support on-site and off-site acceptance testing, and deployment of manufacturing equipment

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or relevant field 
  • 3+ years experience in a project/program management environment for manufacturing, engineering, technologies, or similar relevant field 
  • Experience with a wide variety of manufacturing execution systems and production tools 
  • Expertise setting up and using project management tools including JIRA, Confluence, SmartSheet, and Microsoft Project 
  • Proficiency in common workplace software, and ability to create presentations for high-level and detailed meetings 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to simultaneously manage multiple high-paced engineering projects 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Experience in a metal additive manufacturing environment 
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, crouch around machines, and lift up to 50 lbs regularly 

  • Experience in a polymer additive manufacturing environment 
  • Experience with aerospace or electrical vehicle projects 
  • Experience working in a Nadcap accredited and/or AS9100/ISO9000 environment  

Keywords: Joby Aviation, Salinas , Manufacturing Planner - Additive, Other , Marina, California

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