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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 hiring a supervisor to lead our R&D Subscale Build Team. Your role is part of our engineering team. Your team is responsible for creating small batteries from our electrode process teams and delivering , centered around the latest advancements of our internal testing efforts. Your team works on scaling, stabilizing, and continuously improving processes to fulfill our internal demand. You will contribute to the creation and evolution of lean manufacturing processes and work closely with technicians to improve quality and reliability. As the supervisor you work cross-functionally in partnership with our R&D, materials, and process engineering teams. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

What you'll do:

  • Lead and develop a team of 5+ technicians
  • Manage resourcing schedules and meet the ever changing demand from our internal customers
  • Help your team navigate change and have the resources they need to adapt as needed
  • Collaborate with process operations teams to ensure quality and throughput are maintained at a high standard
  • Be a champion of safety for a growing team and novel processes
  • Aid in the introduction, scale-up, and continuous improvement of flexible internal R&D processes

What you'll bring:

  • 5+ years of experience working in an R&D assembly or manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years with people manager responsibilities
  • Experience in leading teams through operational changes, advocating for continuous improvement, and ensuring all team members are aligned with new work instructions and processes
  • Capable of managing team resources, supporting cross-functional requests, and facilitating career development and training for team members.
  • Well-developed communication and collaboration skills and experience working with cross-functional coordination

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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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