Mechanical Design Engineer - HV Battery Protective Structures and Systems | Battery

South Burlington, VT


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 Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for owning the development of aspects of the battery pack and energy storage system installation related to safely managing high-temperature failures. The ideal candidate will have experience in the design of lightweight, high-temperature metallic and composite structures and have enthusiasm for the iterative loop of design, analysis, and hands-on testing that comes with innovation in a new industry. In this role you’ll work in a small team environment focused on bringing your designs through verification testing and into volume production. You’ll utilize past industry experience combined with outside-the-box thinking to solve problems unique to the electric aviation industry. Your toolkit will include CAD software (CATIA), a variety of analysis tools, in-house fabrication capabilities, and a state-of-the-art test facility. This position offers the possibility to learn something new every day and help shape the future of aviation.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Design products using CAD, owning and managing all parts in detailed assemblies
  • Develop and build prototypes and run experiments to inform future designs
  • Design of experiments for individual components up to full system level assemblies to inform strategies of maintaining continued safe flight during high temperature, high-pressure failures 
  • System-level evaluation of the aircraft installation level impact of a battery failure event and ownership of associated designs to mitigate the effects
  • Create drawings and manage BOMs
  • Follow Review and Change processes, and assist in process improvements
  • Work with internal and external fabricators to see parts through manufacturing
  • Development of scalable manufacturing processes in parallel with product design
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with both internal & external customers
  • High energy, self-motived, organized and detail-oriented
  • Minimum Qualifications We are seeking:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering degree with a strong Mechanical Design focus from an accredited University.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in hands-on mechanical design, with experience in high-temperature applications and thermal analysis
  • Mastery of 3D CAD software (CATIA preferred) with experience in FEA (ANSYS preferred) with the ability to conduct preliminary sizing using hand calculations or FEM
  • Experience designing products for certification – FAA certification experience preferred
  • Self-starter that is well organized, disciplined, and a team player
  • Good team, communication, and leadership skills required

  • 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 position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers and handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

    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.