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Job Description

Are you ready to build America’s clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.

Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as “One of the Best Inventions of 2023” for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a “Top Climate Tech Company to Watch”. We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.

Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company’s history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.

Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you’ve come to the right place.

Role Description

Form Energy is seeking an Engineering Technician to work closely with the Berkeley-based Cell Engineering team to fabricate and assemble prototypes for our grid-scale batteries. This role is embedded directly in the engineering team and will support various mechanical engineering efforts including design, prototyping, and testing associated with our prototype cell and module assembly line. The Engineering Technician will work independently to build prototypes and set up tests based on high-level direction. They will collaborate with facilities and build operations teams to build and maintain assembly line infrastructure and provide feedback to the engineering team to optimize designs for performance and manufacturability. The ideal candidate has great mechanical intuition, knowledge of prototyping techniques, and can come up with innovative solutions on the fly.

What you'll do:

  • Use shop tools (sheet metal brake, 3D printers, manual mill, etc.) to build and assemble prototypes and one-offs for engineering efforts
  • Support the design and fabrication of unique assembly and test fixtures associated with new prototypes
  • Utilize documentation best practices to enable the troubleshooting and root cause analysis efforts of build defects and anomalies
  • Execute verification tests for mechanical designs, as well as for safety and abuse testing of our battery cells
  • Participate in design reviews and give design feedback to the engineering team

What you'll bring:

  • 4+ years experience as a technician or in a hands on role, ideally 2-3 years in a startup environment
  • Experience working with plastics, plumbing, and sheet metal
  • Ability to do basic wiring and sensor installation from simple schematics
  • Comfort using sensor and data acquisition systems (e.g. multimeter, thermocouple logger)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfort using Gsuite tools (Gmail, Google Docs, etc.)

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Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.

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