Job

Summer 2023 Internship - Electrical Engineering

South Burlington, VT

Description

BETA Technologies is a Burlington, Vermont-based aerospace and electric aircraft manufacturer developing fully electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and related charging networks.  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.
As an Intern on BETA’s Electrical Team, you will be an integral part of the rapid prototyping and testing of proof-of-concept and certified aircraft electronics design including inverters, instrumentation, battery management, charging, flight controls, and more. 
Summer Internships are primarily offered May-August.  If your availability is outside of this timeframe, please communicate specifics in your cover letter. 

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Conceptualize, design, order, and assemble printed circuit boards for proof-of-concept aircraft. Work with STM and TI processors, DC-DC converters, inverters, batteries, and more!
  • Program embedded systems and test equipment.
  • Support troubleshooting and reworking aircraft-ready electrical equipment, wiring harnesses, and printed circuit boards. Support assembly/soldering R&D circuit boards in-house.
  • Participate in design reviews for complex circuitry.
  • Work closely with the Engineering Team to develop and conduct test plans for circuit boards, motors, batteries, etc. to validate compliance with requirements. Common tests may include hi-pot, vibration tolerance, thermal cycling and environmental exposure, HIRF/lightning, EMI/EMC, power supply line and load regulation, etc.
  • Maintain R&D electronics lab cleanliness and equipment and procure commonly used materials including wire, crimps, heatshrink, etc.
  • Operate required machinery and equipment in a safe manner following established safety requirements in accordance with company and government regulations and guidelines, maintain a neat and clean work area, follow established tool and instrument control procedures, and report any unsafe acts or conditions to team members.
  • Build cool things!
  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking (your Knowledge, Experience, and Abilities):

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s in Electrical Engineering (or a related field) from an accredited University.
  • Previous experience working with printed circuit board assembly/troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated interest in Electrical Engineering and/or sustainable transportation.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and ability to operate lab equipment including low and high-voltage power supplies, function generators, oscilloscopes, multimeters, spectrum analyzers, soldering irons, heat guns, crimping tools, etc.
  • Self-motivated, responsible, and willing to ask questions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Experience with Google G-Suite including Drive, Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Charts, Hangouts; Slack.
  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you (preferred qualifications):

  • Involvement in Electrical Engineering and/or Aerospace clubs (CubeSat, Rocket, EV ex: Formula SAE electric racing club) or self-starting electronics personal projects.
  • Programming experience in C/C++, Python, Matlab, Arduino, CubeMX.
  • Experience with Molex connector series (Microfit, Nanofit, Minifit, Duraclick), Mil-Spec 38999-style connectors, etc.
  • Experience building wiring harnesses (aircraft harnesses preferred).
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member 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 team member is regularly required to talk and hear. The team member frequently is required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The team member is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The team member 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.

    Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email (users@hireflix.com). 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.

    BETA Technologies is an E-Verify employer.