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Process Engineering Technician

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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

We are seeking Engineering Technicians to join our world-class Anode Process team. This team is responsible for developing and validating processes used to manufacture the iron electrodes used in Form Energy’s Iron-Air multi-day battery. This role is embedded directly in the process engineering team and will support various anode manufacturing efforts. In this role, you will participate in experiments and production trials at pilot scale and work to develop and improve novel electrode manufacturing techniques. You’ll use your mechanical and electrical expertise to work closely with equipment design engineers, operations, and facilities teams to design, develop, scale, and control novel electrode manufacturing processes for Form Energy’s Iron-Air multi-day battery.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to make a significant and daily impact on a cutting-edge battery technology that will revolutionize the electric grid and bring major improvements to grid reliability and sustainability.

This role will start in Eighty Four, PA and then transition to Weirton, WV in 2024 upon completion of our factory construction.

What you'll do:

  • Partner with our Anode Equipment Team to fine-tune and optimize new equipment with a focus on safety and process capability
  • Conduct engineering trials and data collection with careful attention to to detail and effective documentation (notes and photos)
  • Document and improve the process steps required to deliver a large volume of quality product-scale anodes to be used in Form Energy’s batteries by authoring SOPs using Microsoft Word or equivalent softwares
  • Facilitate the transfer of knowledge and new processes from the Process Engineering Team to the Operations team through in-depth training and on-the-floor operations support
  • Work hands-on using hand and power tools to modify, build, and assemble new equipment, tools, and fixtures critical to the operation of our production lines.
  • Problem-solve and troubleshoot novel mechanical challenges on first-of-its-kind production equipment and manufacturing processes
  • Be a champion for safety in the development of new equipment and manufacturing processes

What you'll bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in a hands-on role in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with demonstrated mechanical aptitude and manufacturing process knowledge
  • Experience executing manufacturing trials with diligent attention to detail and a high standard for quality is key
  • Hands-on experience with medium to large manufacturing equipment and desire to roll up your sleeves and fill the gaps where necessary
  • Experience working with tools to fabricate and assemble manufacturing fixtures and components in a production setting
  • Moderate level of comfort with computer software such as Microsoft Office or the Google Suite
  • Powder processing, high temperature heat treating, welding, and precision measurement experience or related required

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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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