Staff Supplier Quality Engineer
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?
As the Staff Supplier Quality Engineer at Form Energy, you will focus on our battery active material supplier development, qualification, and industrialization. You will be responsible for establishing and managing quality and reliability standards for Form products. You will help establish the metrics to be used to measure the quality of Form’s products and be a point of contact for resolving quality issues from the field and manufacturing partners. This role will report to the VP of Quality within Form’s Quality organization and be highly cross-functional with the team.
Form’s Supplier Quality and NPI team is responsible for critical component development and qualification activities at suppliers. The job involves communicating well with internal and external teams, traveling to suppliers in different regions, and on-the-spot decision-making. This role is critical to pushing the limits of current manufacturing processes to achieve scale, reduce defectivity, and enable Form Energy’s rapid growth.
What you'll do:
Establish incoming/outgoing quality standards and metrics to be utilized by manufacturing partners
Assist in the development of raw material specifications
Work with the NPI team to define and manage quality control and acceptance test procedures.
Lead failure/root cause analysis efforts employing standard practices
Assist in the development of supplier quality documentation
Drive Zero Defect mentality within the supply base
Monitor and measure supplier performance related to quality nonconformance
Work with suppliers on the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
Work cross-functionally with the Design and Reliability engineering teams to understand the system-level requirements and analyze the component-level performances
Lead audit activities at suppliers to ensure products are manufactured and shipped according to specifications
What you'll bring:
5+ years experience in quality, manufacturing, or production development
Chemical engineering/raw material experience
Knowledge of quality standards, approval processes, and manufacturing/process improvement methodologies
Understanding of applications of SPC, Cpk, Gage R&Rs, PPAPs, and process qualification methodologies
Experience with supplier development, management, and auditing with global suppliers to industry quality standards (ISO9001, IATF16949, AS91000, etc.)
Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required
BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (BS in Chemical Engineering desired); Science; Physics or another related degree. Engineering-related MS 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.