Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Staff Manufacturing Engineer, Anode

Form Energy

Form Energy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 1, 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:

Have you architected and designed a manufacturing line before? This Staff Manufacturing Engineering role could the right one for you! This is an opportunity to join a scaling organization in our Eighty Four, PA facility as we build out our manufacturing capability for the next step in our development. The focus of this role is on the development and automation of Form's manufacturing equipment and process, bridging the gap between pilot operations and high volume manufacturing, and delivering high-budget, high-volume processes at new production facilities.

The Manufacturing Engineering group at Form Energy is instrumental in defining, designing, and deploying manufacturing lines from concept to high-volume manufacturing, and is invaluable to Form delivering and scaling our technology. This role will define processes, equipment architecture, and act as manufacturing line architect to enable successful manufacturing scale up in Form’s production facilities. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop novel manufacturing techniques and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

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, etc

  • 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 equipment engineering and our supply chain team to identify and partner with OEMs

  • Perform DFM (design for manufacture) assessments in partnership with Form’s battery component design teams

  • Conduct PFMEA processes for 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:

  • Degree in Engineering; Bachelor's with 7+ years

  • Proven experience in manufacturing line development

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

  • Experience in a variety of assembly and fabrication techniques e.g., spot welding, adhesives, and epoxies

  • Experience designing hydraulic and pneumatic systems

  • Experience with powder handling systems

  • Experience with high-temperature thermal processing equipment

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

  • Familiarity with Industrial robotics and automation



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.