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Senior Mechanical Engineer, Fluids

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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 hiring an experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Cell Engineering Design team in Berkeley, CA. In this role, you will design components and assemblies for fluid handling systems critical to our iron-air battery cell design. You will drive the analysis and requirements definition for fluid handling components, with an emphasis on managing mixed-phase flow. Subsequently, you will own the component and assembly designs that meet requirements, from concept to high volume production. Critically, this role will require hands-on verification testing to prove that fluid handling systems meet all requirements. Additionally, you will contribute to process specification for sheet metal forming and welding operations in critical manufacturing processes. You will bring expertise in analysis and design of fluid handling systems, with a solid foundation in fluid mechanics. Experience with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and mixed-phase flow is a plus. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of scaling our multi-day energy storage system at Form and contributing to a sustainable future!

What you'll do:

  • Drive the analysis, modeling, and design of fluid delivery systems for implementation in Form Energy’s iron-air battery cells
  • Own prototyping and testing efforts for fluid handling; familiar with quick-turn fabrication methods to prove out design concepts
  • Develop and execute verification, validation, and reliability test plans to demonstrate your designs meet meet functional and lifetime requirements
  • Engage with external vendors to incorporate design-for-manufacturing feedback into your fluid handling system designs
  • Produce and release detailed 2D part and assembly drawings; define technical specifications (dimensional, functional, performance, manufacturing)

What you'll bring:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field; Bachelor's with 5+ years, or Master's with 3+ years with industry experience
  • Expert in designing fluid delivery systems, with strong foundation in fluid mechanics
  • Experience executing testing to verify critical function of fluid handling systems
  • Excellent communicator across a range of engineering and business functions
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment

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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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