Composites Lead

South Burlington, VT


The Composites Lead at Beta Technologies will be responsible for the development, specification, and growth of the internal composites department at Beta Technologies, as well as leading the team of engineers and technicians who work in that facility.

The successful candidate will be able to lead the composite shop growth at Beta preparing for the rigor of producing complicated certified composite parts for Beta’s aircraft production.  Along the timeline to that goal, will be the support of Beta’s current prototype aircraft, the development of new composite systems, and potentially the production of future prototype aircraft.

Additionally, the successful candidate will interface with engineers and analysts in the Structures group to advise on DFM methods and the viability of new designs.  To accomplish this, a thorough understanding of composite structure design, tool design, manufacturing methods, material systems, inspection methods, and finishing systems is required.

Desired skills for revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Ability to interpret  Beta’s composite  needs and size shop, equipment, and capabilities accordingly
  • Capable of inspiring and leading others
  • Ability to hand laminate, set up infusions, and work with prepreg fabrics.
  • Proficient with the wide variety of manufacturing techniques used in modern composites
  • Experience with core materials and bonding and fastening of composite assemblies
  • High attention to detail and a desire for accuracy with ability to read and follow detailed work instructions and quality control processes
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Maintain the work area in a neat and organized manner

  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • 5+ years experience in composite manufacturing or related positions
  • 3+ years experience in managing composite shops or manufacturing fabrication shop
  • High school diploma, general education degree (GED) or equivalent.
  • Innovative and mechanically oriented mindset; looks for ways to improve processes and promote quality

  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish the candidate:

  • Experience with composite repair techniques
  • Familiarity with ASTM/SACMA and other industry standards for repair and sample testing
  • Understanding the effects of fundamental variables including fiber modulus, weave style, resin content, fiber volume, void content, resin type, resin cure (and/or post-cure), and cure pressure

  • 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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activities (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stairs), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery surfaces), bending, reaching, handling (seizing, holding, grasping, turning, picking, punching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, pallet jack, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), gloves, and hearing protection. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or automobile. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure the successful operation of activities in the organization. Some positions entail working with small parts/components. Employees must have excellent hand-eye coordination and good manual dexterity in both hands. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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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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