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 Test Engineer 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 Engineer 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 test design from cell to pack level. As an open-minded and outside-the-box thinker, 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 supporting role in designing test campaigns or using CAD and access to a fully staffed machine shop to build new test 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:
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
Develop and 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
Perform data analysis and high-level test summaries; Help maintain and improve a database of test results
Use all mandated safety equipment and comply 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:
Bachelor of Science degree in any Engineering discipline from an accredited University, Electrical or Mechanical 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 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
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
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, in some instances, this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary.
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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.