Mechanical Engineer

Raleigh, NC


At Beta Technologies, together 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.  

The Mechanical Engineer will work as part of a multidisciplinary team developing key components for BETA’s electric aircraft and supporting systems. As a Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, development, and analysis of flight-critical hardware. You will play a key role in the design, analysis, and test of enclosures used in flight-critical components (i.e. Flight Controllers, Health Monitoring Systems, and Battery Management Systems). You will also develop test fixtures and tooling for rotor-head component testing, and hardware for risk reduction and qualification testing.    

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Design and develop mechanical enclosures for flight-critical electronic components used in electric aviation using CAD software
  • Generate drawings utilizing standard tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Review and comprehend internal design specifications
  • Communicate with internal design teams on mechanical and material requirements
  • Analyze dimensional and structural requirements
  • Utilize engineering knowledge with an emphasis on material properties, structural dynamics, and manufacturing methods
  • Create shrink-fit models for electronic circuit assemblies for enclosure sizing and mechanical integration
  • Understand in-house and external manufacturing methods, techniques, and capabilities
  • Determine machined part conformance using a coordinate measurement machine 
  • Set up and operate environmental and electronic test stands and equipment
  • Generate test plans, conduct hardware qualification tests, and write qualification reports
  • Order parts, materials, and equipment as needed
  • Perform thermal analyses as needed
  • Use standard lab probing and troubleshooting test equipment
  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • B.S. (M.S. desired) in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
  • 7+ years of experience in mechanical design of electronics enclosures or other aerospace components
  • Expert in use of CAD tools (CATIA preferred, or SolidWorks)
  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • Advanced Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience, focusing on structural dynamics
  • Experienced with structural analysis tools (Ansys Mechanical/LS-DYNA, MSC Patran, Femap/Nastran, Solidworks Simulation etc.)
  • Experience with multibody tools (Simscape or GRCAS)
  • Experience designing multi-dimensional vibration control systems
  • Experience with precise measurement tools, such as calipers and micrometers
  • Experience working within GIT version control or other configuration management practices
  • Pilot’s license or passion for aerospace and/or aviation
  • Flight test experience
  • Video Interview:

    Please be aware that you may be invited to complete a Video Screening interview. This invite will be sent by email ( We highly recommend completing this step of the application process within the following 48 hours should you be invited.

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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.