Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Form Energy

Form Energy

Software Engineering, 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 Facilities Technicians to support our manufacturing and office operations. Reporting to the PA Facilities Manager, you will be responsible for making sure the facility runs smoothly and supports our technical operations. The ideal candidate will be both able to independently execute day-to-day operations and maintenance activities as well as be willing to roll up their sleeves to quickly tackle facility service and repair issues. You will work closely with all members of the Form Energy team to provide a great and safe place to work. This is an exciting opportunity to shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving technology start-up with a breakthrough technology and an incredible mission.

We have 12 hour day (7 am- 7 pm) and night shift ( 7 pm - 7 am) openings on a Panama schedule (2-2-3).

We are hiring technicians for both our Weirton and Eighty Four, PA locations.

All opportunities will begin training in Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA location. Hires for our Form Factory 1 will transition to the Weirton location once construction is completed.

What You'll Do:

  • Develop and track equipment preventative maintenance schedules using a cloud-based organizational tool

  • Execute basic facilities maintenance and improvement tasks in support of technical development and office users

  • Perform safety walkthrough and inspections including pumps, air compressors, BMS, security, eyewashes, fire extinguishers, first aid cabinets, AED, etc

  • Assist with daily office operations including ordering supplies, job materials, etc

  • Maintain a safe, clean facility, assuring 3rd party vendor appropriately replaces supplies and maintains areas on schedule

  • Maintain safe surfaces inside and outside the facility, assuring 3rd party vendor snow removal, floor spaces, leak inspections, etc

  • Plan and execute the maintenance of facility and installations such as installing small electric circuits, water distribution, adding airlines, safety equipment and manufacturing equipment, as needed

What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years experience in facilities maintenance within a manufacturing environment

  • Ability to learn cloud-based organizational tools

  • Experience using hand tools, assembling equipment and securing equipment

  • Familiarity with facility electrical distribution systems, chillers, air, & gas systems

  • Ability to shift gears quickly and come back to original task as needed or assist in areas outside of experience

  • Organized and detail-oriented individual

  • Strong communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization

  • Ability to safely operate a fork truck and lift 50 lbs

  • Electrical, HVAC, Refrigeration, & plumbing experience is preferred



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.