Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Senior Quality Engineer

Form Energy

Form Energy

Quality Assurance
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

The quality role is an integral part of Form Energy and will ensure that all products meet customer and company requirements. Specifically, the Quality Engineer is responsible for developing quality processes and methodologies, including quality/control plans and validating products to meet their design specifications. Responsibilities of this role also include driving continual product and process improvements. You will work with Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Suppliers and Operations to address and improve quality/reliability and manufacturability issues. Work will require leading and participating in cross-functional teams. This is a very hands-on, individual contributor role with duties focused on the entire product development lifecycle, from early R&D to validation testing, pilot builds and ultimately, SOP/customer deliveries. To be effective, you will need to be intimately familiar with the technical requirements and functionality of chemical-electro-mechanical assemblies and the tools, equipment used in their development and manufacturing.

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

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with Design/Manufacturing Engineering and Suppliers to establish systems, processes to ensure high-performing and quality products

  • Establish and maintain product quality and control plans

  • Establish quality performance metrics to prevent issues preemptively

  • Work with Design/Manufacturing Engineering to determine appropriate product specifications and tolerances

  • Audit manufacturing lines against released designs, manufacturing processes and procedures

  • Lead/assist in the identification and resolution of manufacturing quality issues

  • Monitor quality, determine root cause(s), and implement effective short-term permanent countermeasure(s)

  • Process and implement engineering change(s) (ECO’s) accurately and efficiently

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities with Design/Manufacturing Engineering and external Suppliers

  • Work with Supplier Quality Engineering and Suppliers to develop inspection standards

  • Take part in ongoing product optimizations in both cost and technology innovations

  • Drive FMEA activities to ensure design and manufacturing issues are identified in early development and risks properly mitigated

  • Provide design for manufacturability feedback to engineering teams, and participate in DFM reviews

  • Analyze and disposition component and product defects as a member of the Material Review Board (MRB)

  • Effectively utilize Statistical Process Control (SPC) as well as critical thinking to efficiently problem solve

  • Implement systems/processes to ensure proper defect detection capabilities and proper traceability coverage

What You'll Bring:

  • 5 + years of quality systems experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experienced in QS-9000, ISO/TS 16949, APQP, PPAP, SPC, DFMEA, PFMEA

  • Strong aptitude with electronic test and measurements systems

  • Basic understanding of reliability fundamentals, including validation tracks as well as tools, modeling, to calculate metrics such as, Mean Time to Failure (MTTF), estimated warranty costs, etc.

  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting mechanical drawings and wiring diagrams

  • Structured problem-solving (8D) and analytical skills, including strong technical skills in statistical tools, metrology, Design of Experiments (DOE), Process Capability (Cpk, Ppk), etc.

  • Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while remaining detail-oriented with strong record-keeping and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage, synthesize, and interpret data

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar fields is a plus


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.