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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

As an Operations Program Manager at Form Energy, your primary responsibility will be overseeing the successful completion of large-scale, cross-functional projects critical to Form Energy's manufacturing scale-up initiatives. Acting as a liaison between the Manufacturing Engineering Teams and the Operations Team, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the timely Start of Production for new manufacturing operation lines and facilitating the smooth introduction of New Product Introductions (NPI) onto those lines. If you're driven by the opportunity to pioneer and refine processes, and are drawn to projects that have a profound impact on organizational advancement, we invite you to delve further into this opportunity.

This opportunity is based out of Form Factory 1 in Weirton, WV.

What you'll do:

  • Successfully lead complex, high-impact cross-functional projects to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget specifically around manufacturing scale-up initiatives
  • Serve as a key member in defining and implementing processes to build operational excellence within Form Energy, setting the standard for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Enhance visibility and foster consensus among a broad group of stakeholders, including but not limited to manufacturing engineering, process engineering, construction, procurement, operations, facilities, recruiting, supply chain, and production planning.
  • Organize and conduct project meetings, establish clear communication channels, engage both internal and external stakeholders, document action items, and deliver comprehensive project reports to both management and stakeholders.
  • Oversee project progress, proactively identifying and mitigating risks, and make necessary adjustments to plans to adhere to deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Cultivate a culture of continuous improvement, actively encouraging innovative solutions and constructive feedback from all levels of the team.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with essential stakeholders, particularly within the production team, to ensure goals are aligned and operations are transparent.

What you'll bring:

  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated success in managing cross-functional and complex programs, products, or projects within dynamic manufacturing environments.
  • Proven experience in leading large teams (20+) across functions, with the ability to effectively manage and coordinate diverse groups.
  • Strong prioritization, organizational, and execution skills in fast-paced and ambiguous settings.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to spearhead critical initiatives, whether broad or narrow in scope, to successful completion.
  • Excellent communication and influencing abilities, including the capability to deliver compelling presentations and updates to executive-level stakeholders.
  • Track record of involvement in launching novel manufacturing operations lines or establishing new factories.
  • Positive mindset coupled with a genuine passion for advancing manufacturing infrastructure.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Previous experience at a battery startup would be advantageous.



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. logo

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