Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Automation

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

We’re looking for a Staff Manufacturing Engineer to join our Advanced Manufacturing team. This team is responsible for developing and validating processes used for manufacturing electrodes to be deployed in Form Energy’s commercial product. You will use your expertise in robotics or automation to help design and deliver manufacturing lines. You will bring a wealth of manufacturing experience and creativity used to develop fully automated processes.

Reporting into the Manager of Engineering 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 manufacturing 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 manufacturing techniques while doing your part to help combat climate change!

This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA facility. Relocation assistance is available.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop automated manufacturing techniques for electrode assembly, including pressing, welding, and sizing operations.

  • Apply industry standards and best practices to deliver world class, safe, efficient processes.

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

  • Work with our supply chain team to identify and partner with OEMs and integrators

  • Install and Startup Form’s first at scale manufacturing lines

  • Train technicians, process engineers, and scientists on new manufacturing equipment and processes

  • Be a champion for safety in the development of new equipment and processes

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or related field

  • 7+ years of experience in automation or robotics

  • Experience in the design and operation of automated equipment for handling and assembling complex parts

  • Experience delivering automated equipment from requirements development to installation

  • Well-developed collaboration skills and experience leading project execution in cross-functional teams


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.