Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineer

Form Energy

Form Energy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 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 seeking a highly skilled Mechanical Design Engineer with expertise in tooling design and manufacturing line sustainment. You will have a strong background in component manufacturing, dimensional inspection, tooling design, and process development using Six Sigma methodologies. This role requires a detailed approach to validate and deploy tooling, modify existing tooling, and design pneumatic systems to support manual to fully automated assembly lines. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the efficiency, reliability, and quality of our manufacturing processes.

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

What you'll do:

  • Lead the design and development of precision tooling and tooling systems with pneumatic function, incorporating Poka-yoke methodologies for enhanced reliability.

  • Utilize CAD software for tooling design, ensuring compliance with industry standards and leveraging advanced manufacturing techniques.

  • Troubleshoot tooling-related issues promptly and implement modifications.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives, adapting tools for precision applications like welding, resin delivery and trimming systems.

  • Develop and implement dimensional inspection protocols to ensure product quality, adapting methodologies to unique manufacturing requirements.

  • Utilize metrology equipment and statistical analysis for maintaining tight tolerances in manufacturing processes.

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field (advanced degree is a plus).

  • Proficiency in CAD software for 3D modeling and tooling design, with experience in additive manufacturing techniques.

  • Proven experience in tooling design, component manufacturing, dimensional inspection, quick prototyping, 3D printing, and Poka-yoke methodologies.

  • Strong background in process development and Six Sigma methodologies, adaptable to agile development environments.

  • Experience with pneumatic system design, integration, and specialized fixturing for precision applications.

  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to tooling, manufacturing processes, and advanced manufacturing technologies.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to addressing manufacturing challenges.


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.