Form Energy

Eighty Four, PA, United States

Posted on: 2022-08-05

Category: renewables

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

Staff Material/Metallurgical Engineer - Anode Process Development

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 an experienced chemical, material or metallurgical engineer to join the Advanced Manufacturing team. This team is responsible for developing the novel processes used for manufacturing iron electrodes to be deployed in Form Energy’s first commercial product. In this role, you will lead and execute a variety of process development projects related to producing custom iron materials. As such, the position requires a hands-on engineer willing to operate test equipment, analyze results, propose modifications and occasionally design a test apparatus from the ground up. You will dive into lab work and experimental design for critical mechanistic analysis,  including wet chemistry, powder processing, and materials characterization. 

This role provides an exciting opportunity to develop novel processing technology while doing your part to help combat climate change! You will collaborate with a diversity of teams inside and outside the company, including supply chain, operations, facilities, and external consultants to achieve overall manufacturing success. As the team works toward a common goal of manufacturing high performance electrodes, expect to become deeply entrenched in the intersection space of equipment design, process engineering, and materials engineering.

Steel/iron industry experience is a plus; battery experience is not required.

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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:

  • Specify, build/buy, commission and operate pilot scale iron processing equipment necessary to de-risk the production of battery-grade iron at large scale.
  • Collaborate with Battery R&D and Process Engineers to design experiments that inform and validate our process models.
  • Own and execute mission-critical experimental test plans. 
  • Analyze, summarize, and visualize data; reach sound conclusions and drive decision making.
  • Train technicians, process engineers, and scientists on new manufacturing equipment and processes.
  • Be a lead-by-example champion for safety. Lead hazard analysis sessions for the development of new equipment and processes.
  • What You'll Bring:

  • BS in Chemical, Material, or Metallurgical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in an industrial or R&D setting. 
  • Experience working with combustible gasses and equipment at high temperatures is mandatory.
  • Experience in the operation of bulk material handling and processing equipment, such as hoppers, feeding systems, conveyors, grinding, sieving, blending and metering, and the development of the associated quality measurement systems.
  • A high degree of self-motivation, organization, and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with cross-functional teams and external partners, from plant operators to executives, both verbally and written.