Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Cathode

Form Energy

Form Energy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow?

Role Description:

Form Energy is hiring a Senior Process Engineer to join our Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Group initially based in our Eighty-Four, PA, facility but eventually transitioning to our Weirton, WV facility. This role will contribute to developing and validating processes for manufacturing part of Form Energy’s commercial product.

Reporting to the Manager of Engineering, this role is integral, working with equipment design engineers, cell design engineers, material scientists, supply chain, operations, facilities, and outside consultants to initially improve existing manufacturing techniques. This role will develop and deliver high-budget, high-volume processes at our new production facilities. You can expect to start with experiments and production trials at the pilot scale and then focus on one or more of the developments of calendaring, drying, and lamination processes used to produce materials for our commercial product. As we design, build, and ramp up equipment operations and manufacturing, you will bring expertise and process experience, becoming the subject matter expert for part of our manufacturing process.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply today! This is an exciting opportunity to help develop novel manufacturing techniques, be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and contribute to a sustainable future! Relocation assistance is available.

What You'll Do:

  • Apply industry standards and best practices to deliver world-class, safe, efficient manufacturing techniques and processes

  • Partner with manufacturing engineering and R&D to validate new production methods

  • Work with manufacturing engineering and supply chain teams to identify and partner with OEMs

  • Provide subject matter expert input into equipment and manufacturing line design

  • Engage, mentor, and train technicians, process engineers, and scientists on new manufacturing equipment and processes

  • Be a champion for safety in developing new equipment and processes

What You'll Bring:

  • A degree in Engineering or a related field; a bachelor's with 5+ years of relevant pilot line or manufacturing

  • Demonstrated experience in improving existing and establishing new processes and the design and operation of materials processing equipment

  • Experience in one or more of the following equipment areas: ovens, extrusion hydraulics, powders, thermal transfer, drying, lamination, etc.

  • Highly desired (not required) experience landing equipment, installing equipment, roll-to-roll extrusion technologies, or experience with PHA (process hazard analysis)

  • Well-developed communication, collaboration, and engagement skills working with a variety of teams and stakeholders

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, startup environment


Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.