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Senior Manufacturing 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

The Cell Engineering team within the Technology group at Form is multidisciplinary and focused on delivering qualified battery cell designs that meet operational performance targets, at cost and with high reliability, from controlled processes on high-volume manufacturing lines for Form Energy's utility-scale multi-day energy storage system.

We’re looking for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join our Prototype Build team, within our Cell Engineering organization in Berkeley, CA. You will closely partner with our Cell Design and Systems Engineering teams to develop new assembly methods for our prototype cell and module production line. The focus of this role is on the development and semi-automation of novel cell assembly processes, bridging the gap between manual assembly and automated production. You will coordinate closely with our Prototype Design and Shop teams to conceptualize and implement your vision for our R&D Build line. If you are excited at the prospect of getting hands on to drive a wide variety of complex prototype designs, from lab scale up through high volume production, then this is the right role for you!

What You’ll Do

  • Lead the development of flexible assembly processes and fixtures to support the production of prototype cell and module designs
  • Collaborate with the Systems, Cell Design, and Electrode Engineering teams to implement new cell architectures and material advancements into our R&D Build line
  • Support test data analysis, and collaborate with design engineers to resolve issues detected in testing
  • Conduct DFMEAs and failure analyses on prototype designs and equipment
  • Work with manufacturing engineers and technicians to transition prototype designs to standard production, utilizing best practices upon release (drawings, tolerance analysis, etc)

What We’re Looking For

  • 4+ years of manufacturing experience, ideally in a mechanical or battery assembly environment
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing; experience implementing lean process flows
  • Experience working with design engineers and providing DFM or DFA feedback
  • Experience influencing, communicating, and collaborating with a broad audience
  • Experience with statistical data analysis software such as Minitab, JMP, or Tableau a plus
  • Experience working with electrochemical devices a plus

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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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