Production Associate - Airframe

Palo Alto, CA
Manufacturing /
Hourly /
Pivotal is the leader in the emerging market of electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. We design, develop, and manufacture light eVTOL aircraft and are renowned for the BlackFly, the first light eVTOL to fly manned missions and enter the consumer market.

Efficient, compact, and simple, Pivotal vehicles are designed for a wide range of consumer, public service, and defense applications. Our distinctive tilt-aircraft architecture and scalable platform have been in development, preparing to enter the market for over 10 years. We recently announced our next-generation aircraft, the Helix, planned for general release and scalable production in January 2024.

Mobility is one of the most highly-valued areas of technology investment today. This is the right company, in the right space, the right strategy, at the right time. We invite you to join our amazing team and grow with us.

About the job

We are looking for passionate, detail-oriented, and hardworking Production Associates to join us as we set up an all-composite aircraft manufacturing line.

Please do not apply if you do not have experience with power tools.


    • Work to achieve production goals
    • Operate and maintain production equipment
    • Carbon-epoxy composite layup
    • Follow instructions to assemble parts
    • Assist engineers to prototype, rework and repair tooling and parts
    • Assist engineers to develop manufacturing procedures, best practices and quality inspection metric
    • Keep work area organized and clean
    • Receive and transport deliveries
    • Record manufacturing data and complete travelers
    • Shift begins 4 AM or 8 AM


    • Experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Mechanically inclined, comfortable working with hands
    • Experience in using power tools
    • Good craftsmanship
    • Ability to work with others in a team and take direction from Manufacturing Manager
    • Ability to lift thirty pounds and odd shaped objects
    • Ability to stand 100% of the time
    • Communicate in English

Bonus Qualifications

    • Experience with epoxy and composites
    • Wire harness, crimping, soldering
    • Forklift and CNC

Personal Attributes

    • Sense of urgency
    • Proactive and find motivation in building useful products
    • Strong work ethic and focus on timely project completion
    • Able to use deductive reasoning when minimal knowledge and instructions are available
    • Desire to grow with the company and taking on additional responsibilities

Pay Range

    • $20 - $30/hour

Applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States and willing to work onsite at our HQ office in Palo Alto, CA.

Pivotal offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and 401k plans.

Pivotal is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pivotal does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.