Manufacturing Process Engineer | Battery Manufacturing

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.

BETA is seeking a Manufacturing Process Engineer to focus on introduction into product and optimization of it’s Battery Manufacturing line. A strong candidate will have experience in creating, validating and optimizing capable processes, from ideation through handoff to production. Your work will coordinate the integration and optimization of a capable manufacturing line for the Battery packs of BETA’s Alia aircraft. You will work with internal design and manufacturing teams to identify design for manufacturing and process improvement opportunities.  Your responsibilities will continue through the implementation and validation of those improvements to ensure maximum gain and the overall performance of the Battery Manufacturing Line

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Collaborate with product design to define key requirements to manufacture product
  • Communicate to the design team product feature improvements for better manufacturability, Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
  • Develop and manage Process Failure Mode Effective Analysis (PFMEA) and mitigate those risks by developing and implementing an effective control plan
  • Validate process capability using Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility (guage R&R) analysis and Process Capability Index (CpK)
  • Conduct Time studies to measure throughput and identify improvement opportunities
  • Implement automated data collection, Statistical Process Control (SPC) and dashboards where necessary to develop and monitor key metrics of performance
  • Analyze manufacturing metrics and data to drive continuous improvement
  • Track component and assembly yield to improve supplier and manufacturing quality
  • Right size manufacturing processes as needed to optimize product flow and workstation utilization 
  • Develop and update process documentation to accurately communicate the process for cross-functional teams
  • Minimum Qualifications We are seeking:

  • All around good person and fun to work with
  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing 
  • Strong understanding of engineering fundamentals and ability to apply them toward manufacturing process development
  • Experience in identifying and leading manufacturing continuous improvement
  • Proven problem solver with a demonstrated experience of data-driven root cause analysis
  • Statistical software experience
  • Experience introducing new equipment and new processes into a manufacturing environment
  • Well organized with meticulous attention to detail
  • Comfortable with frequent changes of direction, dynamic work environment, and a track record of performing under pressure

  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • 5-10 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment 
  • Lean Six-Sigma Certified
  • Understanding of Li-Ion Battery technology and industry a plus
  • Experience in battery or aviation industry manufacturing a plus
  • Experience in designing, project managing, and landing manufacturing lines from beginning to end  
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems specifically PLEX
  • Advanced statistical analysis experience and software use
  • Knowledge of automated equipment systems and tools - robotics, vision, controls, data systems, material handling, HMIs, etc.
  • Proficiency in CAD specifically with CATIA or Solidworks 
  • Management of equipment suppliers to design and deliver equipment to be integrated into the production line

  • 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.