Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Manufacturing Engineer, Assembly

Form Energy

Form Energy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 18, 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 Manufacturing Engineer that is looking to amplify their impact and help build a new manufacturing organization. You will be responsible for engineering all functional aspects of our Enclosure assembly manufacturing ecosystem from floor to ceiling. This work will include participating in hands-on trial builds, developing new assembly processes and equipment, and setting up workstations and training technicians at new production facilities. You’ll work with design engineers, supply chain, operations, safety, facilities, assemblers, and a host of other teams and outside suppliers and consultants. As we manufacture our products for the first time, expect a slew of surprise issues that will need rapid root cause investigation and resolution demanding critical thinking, persistence, and collaboration. It’s going to be an exciting ride building something from nothing, and we hope you join us in making giant batteries to tackle climate change!

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

What you'll do:

  • Own the development, build, purchase, and/or deployment of manufacturing workstations and equipment ranging from initial manual benchtop stations to automated systems

  • Provide Design for Manufacturability feedback to the engineering team, working closely with them throughout the development process

  • Design and document robust processes capable of a high level of safety, uptime, and quality

  • Assist in the debug and resolution of time-sensitive issues with manufacturing equipment and processes as they arise

  • Train individuals on new manufacturing equipment and processes

  • Work with a diversity of teams inside and outside the company to achieve overall manufacturing success

What you'll bring:

  • 2+ years of equipment or manufacturing engineering experience, ideally in an electro-mechanical assembly environment

  • Experience purchasing and setting up manufacturing equipment

  • Experience writing Standard Operating Procedures/Work Instructions and other manufacturing documentation

  • Experience working with design engineers and providing DFM feedback

  • BS in Engineering; More advanced degrees are a plus but not required

  • Experience with plastic and metal welding, automated assembly, inspection, and test, human-assist automation for assembly and test, programming automation equipment, and/or MES systems is a plus but not required



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.