Lead Manufacturing Engineer - Manufacturing

South Burlington, VT


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. 

We are changing aerospace. BETA is seeking a passionate, outside-the-box thinker who will work with and guide the manufacturing teams to continue developing and implementing manufacturing processes for Alia manufacturing.  You will work with a bright and motivated cross-functional team, and deliver turnkey solutions to enable aerospace production at rate.  Your work will bring the highest safety, quality, and efficiency while reducing overall, long-term costs.  Your level of involvement will begin in the design phase of new programs all the way to stable, reliable production.

How you will contribute to revolutionizing electric aviation:

  • Work with the design and production team to develop Develop BOM, Routings, and Standard hours for new and changing product designs
  • Refine and enhance processes by applying continuous improvement and key Lean principles and techniques to production areas.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements, and equipment layout.
  • Lead and support problem-solving and kaizen activities across multiple organizations to improve safety, quality, delivery, and cost KPIs.
  • Lead and be involved in design/process reviews and provide design guidance to vendors
  • Develop equipment specifications, Request for Quotes (RFQs), and requirements based on product constraints
  • Manage equipment suppliers to deliver a capable line when needed
  • Accountability for equipment validation and transition to the production team with all necessary training and documentation.
  • Provide Design for Manufacturing (DFM), 3D design concept, solution, and direction 
  • Identify and work with external Engineering contractors during conception, bid, and project execution phases as needed
  • Minimum Qualifications we are seeking:

  • BS in engineering
  • 5-10 years of experience working in a manufacturing environment 
  • Ability rapidly concept, design, build, implement, and iterate production-capable processes
  • Demonstrated ability to implement lean and continuous improvement processes
  • Knowledge of quality tools (e.g. Cpk., Gage R&R, FMEA, DOE, Sampling, 8D, and other methodologies)
  • Familiar with integrating equipment and processes into a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to create a cohesive manufacturing system.
  • 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
  • Exceptional project management and leadership skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Above and Beyond Qualifications that will distinguish you:

  • Knowledge of quality system requirements related to the FAA, AS9100, etc.
  • Experience in a leadership role or managing teams 
  • Past work in aerospace or other highly regulated industry
  • Experience in designing, project managing, and landing manufacturing lines from beginning to end  
  • Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Able to be on feet for 8 hrs per day as required
  • 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.

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