Test Engineering Technician - Battery

St. Albans, VT
DESIGN ENGINEERING – 01-7102 Battery R&D /
Full Time Non-Exempt /
On-site
At Beta Technologies, we apply our intellectual curiosity, passion for aviation, and commitment to sustainability toward a shared mission of revolutionizing electric aviation. Regardless of the position one holds, each team member brings their talent and desire to positively impact the environment and lives of others in a refreshing, vibrant, and inclusive culture. 

The Test Engineering Technician is responsible for helping us achieve streamlined, high throughput test capability at our new, state-of-the-art test facility in St. Albans, VT. As a Test Engineering Technician on the Battery team at Beta Technologies, you will use your hands-on technical aptitude to set up, execute, clean up, and document a variety of tests on anything from individual battery cells up to high-voltage battery packs. Test categories span a variety of areas, such as electrical and thermal performance testing, shock and vibration testing, environmental testing, or destructive safety testing. Test Engineering Technician duties include not just the setup and testing of battery system assemblies and components, but also the routine maintenance and troubleshooting of test equipment. An ideal candidate has great attention to detail when following a defined test plan, but also a good dose of creativity when working with the team on how to execute new and interesting development tests and the drive and motivation to see things through to completion no matter the challenge. 

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

    • Assemble test fixtures, including both mechanical assembly and wiring/electrical assembly.
    • Maintain and improve test equipment for both internally developed and externally purchased tools. 
    • Contribute to and carefully follow test procedures, ensuring completeness and accuracy every step of the way.
    • Clean up all tests and test equipment after test completion and document any findings with rigor.
    • Look out for your teammates and maintain a safe, positive, and efficient work environment
    • Use all mandated safety equipment and comply with all safety requirements in accordance with company and government regulations and guidelines
    • Perform other work-related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

    • Two-year engineering degree or certificate from an accredited two (2) year college, university, or technical school or minimum 2 years work experience in a related technical field
    • Passionate about continuous improvement and driven to continually learn, develop, and adapt
    • Ability to assist in problem analysis and independent decision-making
    • Ability to operate hand and power tools
    • Ability to interpret drawings, specifications, and schematics of battery/electronic components
    • Good team communication skills required
    • Google G -Suite including drive, mail, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, charts, hangouts; Slack, application lifecycle

Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

    • Previous Computer-Aided Design (CAD) experience 
    • Previous Python or similar programming experience Previous experience or knowledge of battery cells, high voltage DC electrical systems, and/or battery energy storage systems
    • Aerospace design verification experience, especially compliance test experience
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, airborne particles, toxic, or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, in some instances, this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary.

Inclusivity Statement
Each of our backgrounds influences how we evaluate our own abilities. Research reveals that BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, those from working-class backgrounds, individuals with disabilities, and other marginalized groups may hesitate to apply for roles if they don't meet all the requirements. Many skills can be learned on the job. If you can envision contributing value to our community and meet most criteria, we encourage you to apply.

BETA Technologies provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, place of birth, citizenship, disability, veteran or military status, health coverage status, HIV status, genetic information, crime victim status, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. The company does not discriminate, and will not discriminate, and will not tolerate discrimination, based on any of these characteristics during the application process or in employment.

All offers of employment at BETA Technologies are contingent upon favorable results of a thorough background check.

BETA Technologies is an E-Verify employer.