Experimental Flight Test Crew Chief

South Burlington, VT


This position maintains aircraft, forms, and records and performs expedited crew chief, support, aero repair, and maintenance functions. 

Note: While this position is based in South Burlington, VT, the incumbent will be required to travel to Plattsburgh frequently.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform aircraft maintenance, instrumentation, and other test-related activities
  • Coordinate test and evaluation events
  • Determine the readiness of flight test aircraft
  • Conduct ground tests of experimental & certificated aircraft
  • Communicate test results to project personnel
  • Recommend changes to aircraft and aircraft systems to meet regulatory requirements, design requirements, design objectives, customer needs, and safety

  • Advises on problems maintaining, servicing, and inspecting aircraft. 
  • Uses technical data to diagnose and solve maintenance problems on aircraft systems. 
  • Interprets and advises on maintenance procedures and policies to repair aircraft.  
  • Troubleshoots and maintains aircraft structures, systems, and components. 
  • Tests repaired components using mockups and test equipment. 
  • Adjusts, aligns, rigs, and calibrates aircraft systems. 
  • Performs engine run-up. 
  • Accomplishes weight and balance functions. 
  • Jacks, tows, and services aircraft.  
  • Inspects aircraft structures, systems, and components. 
  • Supervises and performs aircraft and component inspections. 
  • Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective actions. 
  • Inspects and checks components for clearances, tolerances, proper installation, and operation. Inspects and operates powered and non-powered aerospace ground equipment. 
  • Reviews maintenance forms, aircraft records, and reports to ensure complete documentation. Inventories and maintains alternate mission equipment. 
  •  Coordinates maintenance plans to meet operational commitments. 
  • Supervises and assists in launching and recovering aircraft. 
  • Reviews maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness.

  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Strong problem solving and root cause corrective action investigation background
  • Ability to read schematics
  • Wiring, crimping pins and, sockets and basic knowledge of connectors
  • Avionics troubleshooting
  • Basic electrical troubleshooting
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with both internal & external customers
  • High energy, self-motived, organized and detail-oriented
  • Passion for safety through quality at all times
  • Google G -Suite including drive, mail, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, charts, hangouts; slack, application lifecycle

  • Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • 5+ years of experience in aerospace or other regulated industry
  • Airframe & Powerplant license and/or equivalent experience
  • Avionics and basic electrical troubleshooting
  • Inspection Authorization license a plus
  • Knowledge in Production Lifecycle and Enterprise Resource Planning software (Omnify, Arena, Aras, Plex)
  • Knowledge in Management software (DOORS, Polarion, JAMA, JIRA)

  • Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email ( We highly recommend completing this step of the application process within the following 48 hours should you be invited.

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    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.

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