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Senior Engineering Field 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 looking for an experienced field technician to support the engineering development of Form Energy’s groundbreaking battery system. In this role, you will be embedded within the Systems product development organization and will work closely with engineers to install, commission, test, and troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems within our fielded prototypes. An ideal candidate will have an aptitude for solving real world problems with a strong foundation of technical skills. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a new product at the cutting edge of clean technology.

What you'll do:

  • Support installation and commissioning activities for the battery system at Form’s fielded prototypes
  • Support control system configuration, testing, and updating
  • Perform wiring and assembly of industrial control, power system, and data acquisition circuitry
  • Perform troubleshooting on electrical equipment to determine root cause and implement mitigations
  • Execute test plans to characterize performance and functionality of battery systems under the direction of engineers
  • Document observations, metrics, and results throughout testing activities
  • Up to 50% domestic travel to prototype project sites

What you'll bring:

  • 4+ years experience as a technician or in a hands-on technical role working high power equipment in a field environment; experience with battery or solar systems is a plus
  • Comfortable debugging and troubleshooting complex electrical issues in high voltage systems, sensors, and associated control circuits
  • Familiarity with CAN Bus and Modbus communication protocols and the ability to troubleshoot related issues
  • Comfortable working in a machine shop
  • Conscientiousness about electrical safety; trained in high-voltage risk assessment and safety protocols
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and single-line diagrams
  • Proficiency with software productivity tools such as Slack, Jira, Confluence, and Google suite

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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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