Aircraft Maintenance Training Manager

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Joby Overview: Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025. Overview:
Joby is seeking an experienced aircraft maintenance professional to join our team as the Aircraft Maintenance Training Manager. As the manager of maintenance training programs, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing curricula, providing instruction to trainees, and leading a team of instructors as the programs expand. The manager will oversee training for Joby’s future fleet of novel electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Another key focus of this role will be the development and delivery of a new Light Sport Repairman - Maintenance certification program and an apprenticeship that leads to a Mechanic Certification with Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) ratings. The ideal candidate will be passionate about creating new aviation maintenance career paths and excited about teaching the next generation of maintainers to support a new segment of the aviation industry.
  • Design, deliver, and oversee maintenance training programs for Joby’s novel electric aircraft.
  • Develop a comprehensive curriculum for the Light Sport Repairman - Maintenance certification program, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Guide the creation of engaging instructional materials to be delivered both online and in person.
  • Supervise courseware developers, instructors, contractors, and/or other team members.
  • Conduct instructor-led training sessions for cohorts of trainees, utilizing a variety of instructional techniques to facilitate effective learning experiences.
  • Design an apprenticeship program to provide trainees with the knowledge and experience required for a Mechanic Certification with A&P ratings.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including subject matter experts, aircraft engineers, and maintenance technicians, to incorporate practical, hands-on experiences into training programs.
  • Instill a strong culture of safety and adherence to protocols in all training activities.
  • Continuously assess the effectiveness of training programs and make recommendations to address evolving industry requirements and feedback from trainees.
  • Work as a maintenance technician on conventional and eVTOL aircraft as needed, using established maintenance procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • FAA Mechanic Certificate with an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working on general aviation aircraft of 6,000 pounds or less or an FAA DAR with function codes 46, 47, or 48.
  • Experience providing training or instruction.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to work permanently in the USA and willing to work daily in Marina, California.
  • Formal academic education or skills training in instructional design, academic programs, or learning and development.
  • Experience with FAA-approved training programs for the certification of aircraft mechanics (14 CFR Parts 65 or 147).
  • Experience designing on-the-job training programs for aircraft mechanics in a commercial operation, MRO, or flight test environment.
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS) and/or other training software.
Min: USD $113,000.00/Yr. Max: USD $150,700.00/Yr. EEO:
Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.