Form Energy

Somerville, MA, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-04

Category: renewables

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Facilities Maintenance Associate

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.

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We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team. If you’re interested, please visit

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 Facilities Maintenance Associate to support our manufacturing and office operations. Reporting to the Manager of Facilities Operations, you will be responsible for making sure our Somerville, MA facility runs smoothly as well as supporting our technical operations. The ideal candidate will be both able to independently execute day-to-day operations and maintenance activities as well as be willing to roll up their sleeves to quickly tackle facility service and repair issues. You will work closely with all members of the Form Energy team to provide a great and safe place to work. This is an exciting opportunity to shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving technology start-up with a breakthrough technology and an incredible mission. 

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:

  • Perform equipment troubleshooting, repair and root cause on R&D Manufacturing equipment
  • Learn the building management system and perform routine checks and monitor the system, clear alarms, assess next steps, document actions, and communicate with all shifts
  • Develop and track equipment preventative maintenance schedules using a cloud-based organizational tool
  • Execute basic facilities maintenance and improvement tasks in support of technical development and office users
  • Perform safety walkthrough and inspections including eyewashes, fire extinguishers, first aid cabinets, AED, etc.
  • Maintain clean rugs and mats assuring 3rd party vendor appropriately replaces on schedule
  • Inspects facility for leaks in walls and ceilings after rain, wind, and snow events
  • Maintain safe surfaces inside and outside the facility (snow removal, wet floor caution, etc) 
  • Interface with engineering team for guidance and direction on maintaining R&D equipment
  • Plan and execute the maintenance of facility installations such as installing water distribution, adding airlines, maintaining loading docks, compressors, furnace, water coolers, safety equipment, and manufacturing equipment as needed
  • Perform basic maintenance of facilities equipment such as ladders, palettes, doors, locks, drains, lighting, etc.
  • Assemble and install facility furniture/equipment as requested
  • Occasionally relocate items throughout the building including moving furniture, palettes and appliances
  • Assist in security and safety needs of the organization 
  • What You'll Bring:

  • A person with a minimum of 5 years of experience who is willing to work the first, second or third shift with a minimum of supervision
  • Experience in manufacturing equipment troubleshooting and repair
  • Basic material handling experience, hazmat and/or HAZWASTE experience required
  • Experience doing hands-on work, building maintenance, and snow removal
  • Ability to learn cloud-based organizational tools
  • Experience using hand tools and assembling equipment, securing wall-mounted   equipment, and assembling furniture. 
  • A flexible person with the ability to shift gears quickly and come back to the original task as needed or assist in areas outside of experience
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong communication skills within a group of peers and the broader organization
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ability to share communication to the level of detail to prepare for the next shift with clear documentation
  • Ability to safely operate an electric pallet jack and electric stacker
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Comfortable with basic hand tools, experience with machine shop tools a plus
  • Trades skills are a plus, HVAC or MEP experience a plus, electrical or HVAC certifications a plus