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Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Staff Supplier Industrialization Engineer

Form Energy

Form Energy

Berkeley, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 9, 2024

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

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the development of new products from the concept phase through full-scale production. You will be involved in early-stage engineering and manufacturing builds along with engaging suppliers from prototype volume through high-volume production. You’ll have the chance to work with a cross-functional team including Technical Program Managers, Systems Engineering, NPI Operations, and Advanced Manufacturing, as well as numerous other teams to manage the risks associated with early development builds.

What you'll do:

  • Own the technical relationship with the Supplier to develop manufacturing processes for custom enclosure, module structure, and auxiliary systems (ducting, tanks, fans) to meet volume and quality requirements

  • Solicit, compile, and present DFx feedback from external suppliers' teams to Form’s Mechanical Systems Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing and NPI Operations teams

  • Support Global Supply Managers as the technical point of contact for RFx efforts as well as developing the technical data package used for soliciting bids from suppliers.

  • Fulfill the role of a project manager, mentoring suppliers to adhere to industrialization timelines and updating internal program management teams on supplier progress

  • Motivate suppliers to stay on schedule during the initial Start of Production (SOP), while also supervising supplier resources to guarantee Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) aligns with Form Energy targets

  • Lead drawing reviews to ensure proper GD&T practices are followed and all necessary callouts and notes are present

What you'll bring:

  • BS degree in mechanical/ manufacturing engineering or related field

  • 7+ years of experience in New Product Introduction (NPI) in hardware development

  • Experience manufacturing large welded assemblies and automated welding processes

  • Strong experience in GD&T, technical data management, and change management with external suppliers

  • Experience with product lifecycle management tools (i.e. Arena PLM) and Google Workspace

  • Experience with the design and build of custom enclosures for energy storage systems

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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.