Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Pilot Operations Supervisor

Form Energy

Form Energy

People & HR, Operations
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 are looking for an experienced Supervisor to lead one of our multi-shift team of technicians to produce electrodes for our research and development operations. In this role, you will work as part of our Technical Operations’ Build team to oversee one of four shifts covering our 24 hour 7 day per week manufacturing operation. You will bring a quality mindset to inspect electrodes and flag process anomalies to our process engineering team. In addition, you will possess the ability to manage all aspects of the business from the offshift; safety, quality, people, rate and cost. This work stream will be the first manufacturing team at the new PA site and will be responsible for laying a good foundation for others to follow. This is an opportunity to apply your organization, mentorship, and hands-on training experience to enable a lean manufacturing environment and help Form Energy tackle climate change.

We are currently hiring both day and night supervisors for 12 hour shifts on a Panama schedule (2-2-3)

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

What You'll Do:

  • Manage a team of manufacturing associates in Eighty-Four, PA for our multi-shift operations to ensure consistent coverage over the electrode production process

  • Coordinate with our process engineering team to develop, train and mentor your team in line with the latest process advancements

  • Continuously improve existing materials preparation and production processes to support ramping throughput

  • Facilitate shift transitions by leading process handoff sessions between shift overlaps

  • Recommend, as well as lead, in the installation and assembly of new equipment or tools

  • Be a culture champion that creates a uniform employee experience across all shift schedules

What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years working in a leadership role within a manufacturing or R&D environment

  • Familiarity with materials handling and general lab practices

  • Strong sense of patience and safety in a fast paced environment

  • Comfort using digital tools and ticketing systems

  • Ability to see the big picture; manage opportunities that could impact your success

Form Energy is an authorized DoD SkillBridge partner and welcomes all transitioning military members to apply.



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.