Staff Process Development 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

We’re looking for a Staff Process Development Engineer to join our anode engineering team. This team is responsible for establishing and validating processes used for manufacturing the iron anodes deployed in Form Energy’s commercial product.

In this role, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of high-budget, high-volume manufacturing processes at new production facilities. Your novel process development experience and creativity will enable you to create and implement world class, fully automated processes that enable the production of our first of a kind grid storage technology. This is an exciting opportunity to develop processes from scratch and have a large impact on the future of our manufacturing while doing your part to help combat climate change.

This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA facility. Relocation assistance is available.

What you'll do:

  • Develop full-scale, custom iron anode production processes in partnership with battery design and equipment teams
  • Characterize and develop deep understanding of critical material performance in the processes through experimentation and analysis in order to drive process development
  • Document and continuously improve the process steps required to deliver iron anodes capable of use in battery assembly and testing
  • Develop novel test methods to evaluate production quality in real time
  • Train technicians, process engineers, and scientists on new manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Perform equipment and process capability studies and make improvements based on those data driven results.
  • Work closely with equipment design engineers and outside partners to successfully complete proof of concept and implementation.
  • Be a champion for safety while applying industry standards and best practices to establish novel, world class, and efficient processes

What you'll bring:

  • 6+ years of experience with process engineering in a pilot line or fast paced manufacturing environment, such as in NPI or scale-up
  • Familiarity with metallurgical techniques such as powder processing a plus
  • Expertise with statistical methods for making process development decisions (using JMP or Minitab or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated track record of innovative development and engineering when bringing a technology from concept to production
  • Experience authoring process, safety, and quality documentation for best in class practices
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, or related field

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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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