Test Technician - Battery

St. Albans, VT


The Test Technician is responsible for hands-on safety testing and improvement of the high voltage energy storage system in a first-of-its-kind, fully electric aircraft. As a Test Technician at BETA Technologies, you will develop a deep understanding of our energy storage system design and use that knowledge on a daily basis to support our ongoing design efforts with tasks such as safety and electrical testing from cell to pack level. As a methodical and diligent person, you will perpetually strive to supplement your past industry experience with new knowledge gained every day through experimentation and analysis of results. You will work with a small team to constantly improve the safety and efficiency of our products, whether taking a lead role in multiple test campaigns or using CAD and access to a fully staffed machine shop to build new fixtures and support equipment. You will be an integral part of the safety of the aircraft and lay the groundwork for electric aviation firsthand. You will be challenged every day and probably have a lot of fun.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Hands-on thermal runaway, electrical, and environmental testing of cells and high voltage DC energy storage systems
  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the battery pack to help continuously improve our understanding of cells, use of materials, and battery safety
  • Conduct various tests consistently and methodically to produce concise, actionable results
  • Perform regular inspection, cleaning, and servicing of pack-scale test equipment: thermal chambers, vibration table, electrical cyclers
  • Use all mandated safety equipment and complying with all safety requirements in accordance with company and government regulations and guidelines
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned

  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking (your Knowledge, Experience, and Abilities):

  • Two-year engineering degree or certificate from an accredited two (2) year college, university, or technical school or 4+ years of experience in a similar role is preferred.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of high voltage DC electrical systems and/or battery energy storage systems
  • Previous experience or knowledge of environmental test equipment including thermal chambers, vibration tables, electrical cyclers
  • Ability to assist in problem analysis and independent decision making
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools
  • Ability to interpret drawings, specifications, and schematics of battery/electronic components
  • Previous Computer-Aided Design (CAD) experience preferred
  • Previous Python, LabVIEW, or similar programming experience preferred
  • Good team communication skills required
  • Google G -Suite including Drive, Mail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Charts, Hangouts; Slack

  • 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 job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic, or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, on some instances, this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary.

    Note: 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.

    Video Interview:

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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.