Form Energy

Somerville, MA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-16

Category: renewables

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Mechanical Engineer II, R&D

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.

We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer II to join the R&D Engineering team, a group responsible for meeting the mechanical design and development needs of the entire R&D organization.

Members of the R&D Engineering team scope, design, fabricate, prototype, instrument, and evaluate hardware with teams developing Form’s fundamental technology.

If you enjoy collaborating with others to design and build creative solutions to a variety of complex problems, this role is for you! This is an excellent opportunity to solve a wide array of technical issues with a large cross-section of the Form Energy team.

Form Energy, where possible, embraces a digital work environment and supports onsite, hybrid, and remote types of work with office locations in Somerville, MA (Greater Boston), Berkeley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), and Eighty Four, PA (Greater Pittsburgh). #LI-DNI

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, build and qualify new prototypes, and test stands across technical efforts
  • Develop functional requirements in close collaboration with members of Form’s product and technology development teams 
  • Run an iterative design process, confirming that mechanical and electrochemical requirements are achieved
  • Perform hands-on prototyping of your designs
  • Work with manufacturing engineers and technical operations to transition designs from the prototype stage to high volume internal production
  • Collaborate with testing teams to define and execute validation test plans
  • Support the analysis of test data to enable data-based decision making
  • Work with R&D Engineering team members on varying projects based on your skills/interests and Form’s top priorities
  • What You’ll Bring:

  • Passion for our mission, sustainability, and climate change
  • B.S. required in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 1 - 2 years of industry experience in mechanical design
  • Proficient in computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Excellent communicator across a range of engineering and business functions
  • Battery experience is nice to have but not required!