Form Energy

Somerville, MA, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-04

Category: renewables

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Battery Engineer II, Anode

About the company:

Form Energy is developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric grid year-round. Our pioneering battery technology will entirely reshape the global electric system and give it new form.

Learn more about Form Energy at https://www.formenergy.com.  

We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team. If you’re interested, please visit https://formenergy.com/careers/.

Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing cost-effective multi-day energy storage systems to enable the global electricity system to run on 100% low-cost renewable energy, every day of the year. Driven by Form’s core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We seek to transform the energy landscape and do our part in making the world better for all. We are supported by leading investors who share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage will be a key enabler of tomorrow’s zero carbon electric system.

Role Description
We are looking for a battery engineer to join Form Energy’s Anode Development Team to work on developing a critical component of Form Energy’s multi-day storage system. You will design, prepare, and characterize new anode electrode concepts, working with material engineers, test engineers, and the modeling team. You will develop and coordinate electrode fabrication processes using internal equipment, as well as managing relationships with external contractors. You will be directly working with the Battery Product and Advanced Manufacturing Teams to accelerate the full-scale deployment of the Anode electrode technology. This is a role with a direct and daily impact in an exciting energy technology startup.

Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page

At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

What You'll Do:

  • Design, prototype and evaluate various anode electrodes using custom designed test apparatus and electronic test equipment (e.g. battery cyclers, potentiostats)
  • Propose electrode improvement project plans and execute accordingly
  • Perform root cause analysis to understand and mitigate electrode failures and degradations
  • Design and help improve anode test vehicles at sub-scale and full-scale understanding the product design
  • Collaborate with Battery Product Team to improve the mechanical design of the full scale anode electrode configuration to meet target cost and performance metrics
  • Collaborate with Advanced Manufacturing Team to scale-up the concept design and develop scalable electrode designs
  • Understand the battery testing data and the experimental protocols and utilize them for anode design improvements
  • Interpret ex-situ characterization (i.e., SEM, EDS, ICP, XRD, BET, TGA, DSC) data and collaborate with external specialists and consultants to accelerate materials development
  • What You'll Bring:

  • BS or advanced degree in Mechanical engineering, Chemical engineering, or a related field
  • Practical experience designing, building and testing electrochemical systems or products such as fuel cells or batteries (graduate school time accepted as experience)
  • 2+ years experience with 3D CAD design tools
  • Strong communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization including with remote team members
  • Experience with JMP or statistical analysis software