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Staff Electrical Systems Reliability 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

Form Energy is seeking a Senior Process Systems Reliability Engineer to improve the reliability and lifetime of our iron-air batteries, enclosures, and deployed systems. As part of our Reliability team, you will work closely with the Systems and Project Engineering teams to develop test plans, lead failure analyses, analyze data, define critical design requirements, and mitigate risks by establishing a strategy for maintainability. This role will require hands-on work in the lab and cross functional collaboration to evaluate, analyze, and propose design-for-reliability solutions to new and poorly understood problems and gain confidence in our product lifetime. This role will require the direct management and leadership of a small technical team.

What you'll do:

  • Lead the Design for Reliability function in Form’s CA location focused on the product enclosure and system
  • Design, execute, and analyze experiments internally and at external labs to evaluate failure mechanisms and their acceleration factors utilizing highly accelerated life, powered thermal cycle endurance, and isolation testing
  • Serve as subject matter expert on design for reliability best practices for critical design of electrical components and systems and review vendor reliability data for off the shelf components
  • Partner with design owners to translate high level product requirements into functional reliability and lifetime requirements for components and subsystems
  • Champion for safety, especially in the development of new laboratory processes and product designs

What you'll bring:

  • 8+ years of hands-on experience working with product development, failure analysis, and hardware reliability
  • 2+ years of experience directly managing or leading small technical teams
  • Academic degree in reliability engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or a related field
  • Experience working with and strong fundamental understanding of electrical components and systems, putting together electrical functional verification specifications, and working hands on with electrical components and systems
  • Proven experience developing reliability test plans and data analysis packages and demonstrated ability to share reliability concepts and methods with product engineers
  • Experience automating controls and specifying and operating electrical equipment including oscilloscopes, power supplies, hipot testers, and multimeters
  • Experience working with high voltage and high power test systems with acute awareness of safety
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration and communication skills within a group of peers and the broader organization, including remote team members
  • Electronics or power system design experience is a plus
  • Experience with Reliability software is 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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