Form Energy

Eighty Four, PA, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-13

Category: renewables

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Senior

Salary

Salary not provided

Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

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’re looking for a Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer to join a new manufacturing equipment team. This team is responsible for developing novel processes used for manufacturing electrodes to be deployed in Form Energy’s commercial product. This work will start with experiments and equipment substation prototypes used to define equipment architectures and processes. Moving forward, you will be responsible for the development and maturation of manufacturing equipment and delivering high-budget, high-volume equipment at new production facilities. Initially, this role will focus on the development of bulk material processing and handling systems. The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of process development experience and creativity used to develop world class, fully automated processes. You’ll work closely with equipment design engineers, cell design engineers, material scientists, supply chain, operations, facilities, and outside consultants.  As we design, build, and ramp up equipment operations, expect to become deeply entrenched in the intersection space of equipment design, process engineering, and materials engineering, as the team works toward a common goal of manufacturing high performance electrodes, in high volume. This role provides an exciting opportunity to develop novel processing technology while doing your part to help combat climate change!

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

  • This Senior Advanced Manufacturing Engineer will partner with the cathode cell development and battery design teams to help establish the first full scale electrode process with focus on safety and performance
  • Establish processes which are safely capable of producing full scale battery electrodes
  • Explore the Process-Structure-Property relationships of the various unit operations that are needed to make full scale electrodes
  • Document and improve the process steps required to deliver electrodes capable of use in battery assembly and testing
  • Train technicians, process engineers, and scientist on new manufacturing equipment and processes
  • Work with a diversity of teams inside and outside the company to achieve overall manufacturing success
  • Be a champion for safety in the development of new equipment and processes
  • What You'll Bring

  • BS required in Chemical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing or pilot line environment 
  • Experience using statistical methods for making process development decisions
  • Experience in the operation of coating, drying, and material handling equipment
  • Experience designing safe processes involving hazardous locations 
  • Strong interdisciplinary communicator, across a range of engineering and business functions
  • Demonstrated track record of innovative development and engineering
  • Battery and fabrication experience is a plus