Supplier Development Engineer - Composites - Supply Chain

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. 

We are seeking a highly skilled Supply Chain Development Engineer to support Purchasing and Supplier Quality. In this role you will be responsible for working with the Purchasing team to evaluate current and potential supplier capabilities, assist in the onboarding for suppliers to be included in the approved suppliers list, develop supplier improvement plans, and otherwise improve delivery, and cost performance throughout the supply chain. Successful candidates will proactively problem-solve and drive overall supplier development to ensure delivery, quality, and pricing excellence.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Support the Purchasing team in sourcing parts aligned to supplier competencies and capacities. 
  • Share in-depth knowledge regarding the manufacturing methods of piece parts, assemblies, tooling, and equipment.
  • Assist in on-site supplier assessments such as rate readiness reviews to identify supplier capacity and capability to perform current and projected statements of work.
  • Identify and champion product improvements to improve producibility, lower risk, and reduce costs. 
  • Assist Beta Purchasing and Supplier Quality in developing, and executing,  product development plans, corrective action plans, etc. ensuring successful/compliant product is delivered on time. 
  • Assist the Supplier Quality and Purchasing team in analyzing supplier quality and delivery metrics to identify trends and pinpoint systemic performance gaps and root causes to drive supplier improvement plans
  • As required, act as a technical liaison between purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, and suppliers to provide technical support
  • Assist the Supplier Quality Team in driving effective corrective actions to resolve complex manufacturing defects and eliminate root cause
  • Demonstrate innovation, technical excellence, attention to detail, self-direction, and courage
  • Collaborate across BETA (design, supply chain, manufacturing, and aftermarket) to efficiently build parts on schedule
  • Assist suppliers in the development and revision of production processes, procedures, equipment, tooling, and layouts.

  • Minimum Qualifications We are seeking:

  • 3-5 years of composite manufacturing experience (tooling concepts, layup, trim/drill, and NDI)
  • BA/BS degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, or equivalent years of experience
  • US Person
  • Experience in using Digital Product Definition, 2D drawings, drafting standards, and GD&T
  • Flexibility and comfort in working in a quickly changing environment.
  • Direct experience working in a Lean/Manufacturing Engineering position
  • Must be willing to travel on short notice
  • Must be able to work in a factory environment for extended periods
  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • Experience in leading aerospace operations or manufacturing teams. 
  • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally
  • Knowledge of manual/automated drilling techniques, tooling, robotics, and hardware
  • Knowledge of aircraft structures, systems, or interiors will be considered an asset
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Manufacturing  system tools
  • Understanding of design for assembly, lean manufacturing, and capacity planning techniques
  • Experience in drafting and implementing manufacturing and quality processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A passion for flight! 
  • 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.