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Equipment Engineer

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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

Join us at Form Energy, where we're pioneering energy storage solutions for a sustainable future. We're seeking a highly skilled Robotic Systems Engineer to be a key player in our new manufacturing team. This team is dedicated to developing and deploying cutting-edge equipment for the production of Form Energy's revolutionary energy storage solutions.

As a Robotic Systems Engineer, you'll be at the forefront of innovation, developing sustaining strategies for first of its kind equipment. Your role extends to working on automated equipment stations to define architecture, processes and best practices. This is a great opportunity to have a direct impact in a rapidly evolving technology and growing company!

This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Weirton, WV facility. Relocation assistance is available.

What you'll do:

  • Improve performance of our robotic systems and automated equipment to ensure optimal performance and longevity.
  • Provide training and support to operators and maintenance personnel on the operation and maintenance of robotic equipment..
  • Respond promptly to equipment breakdowns, diagnose faults, and implement corrective actions to minimize disruptions to production.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams for installing and commissioning of new systems, including involvement in design reviews and actively supporting FAT/SAT milestones.
  • Oversee and maintain pneumatic, mechanical and hydraulic systems on production lines.
  • Provide hands-on support for high-volume manufacturing operations.
  • Optimize equipment settings for quality and throughput in collaboration with production teams.
  • Implement upgrades and modifications to enhance station performance and reliability

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or related field.
  • Strong understanding of automation principles, industrial robotics, and motion control
  • Interest in equipment engineering within a production environment.
  • Working knowledge of other equipment elements, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, and high-volume manufacturing
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • Certification in Fanuc Robotics or equivalent a definite plus
  • Interdisciplinary Communication: Strong communication skills across various engineering and business functions.
  • A demonstrated track record of innovative problem solving

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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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