Electric Propulsion Test Engineer

South Burlington, VT


The electric propulsion test engineer is responsible for the development and implementation of test procedures and test equipment for aircraft electric motors and inverters. The test engineer will work closely with R&D engineers to create design validation test plans and select and or design the appropriate test equipment.

This is an awesome opportunity to help us revolutionize flight and we promise a fast-paced environment with a lot of fun times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement test programs for electric propulsion  technologies
  • Work directly with design engineers to create validation test plans
  • Perform component, system and aircraft validation under dynamic and environmental conditions
  • Work with design engineers to validate and refine models
  • Analyze test data and write test reports
  • Investigate root cause of failures and help to drive product improvement
  • Ensure that testing is completed in accordance with the test plan.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience and evidence of exceptional ability
  • 7+ years of experience in physical testing and analysis of mechanical, thermal, or electrical systems. Outstanding candidates with relevant experience may also be considered.
  • Experience with Matlab, Labview, Python or other data acquisition and analysis software
  • Design and implementation of test setups for electrical, mechanical, and thermal performance testing.
  • Experience creating and executing design validation plans and test methods to validate performance requirements
  • Working knowledge of heat transfer and thermal management
  • Working knowledge of electric drives and motors
  • Well organized, communicative, disciplined team player
  • Familiarity with Google G-Suite including drive, mail, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, charts, hangouts; Slack, application lifecycle 
  • Familiar with testing software and equipment such as, digital signal generator, Oscilloscopes, etc

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

  • Electric motor component/system testing experience
  • Aerospace certification testing
  • Experience creating analytical and numerical models of mechanical, thermal or electrical systems
  • Working knowledge of high voltage equipment 
  • CAD skills

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