Test Technician, Mechanical Build

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Are you ready to build America’s clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.

Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as “One of the Best Inventions of 2023” for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a “Top Climate Tech Company to Watch”. We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.

Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company’s history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.

Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you’ve come to the right place.


Role Description

We are looking for a hands-on individual to help us develop our core technology by processing battery pack tests for large-scale experimental cell builds. In this role, you will work as a part of our Technical Operations’ test team and coordinate directly with our Infrastructure and Systems Engineering teams to execute, maintain, and troubleshoot test stands for truly grid-scale batteries. The ideal candidate will be familiar with established norms around electromechanical testing and will actively seek out new methods to assist technical development. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an individual to sharpen their technical skills and lend their experience to directly impact the development of a breakthrough technology.

What you'll do:

  • Assemble, organize, and inspect test infrastructure subassemblies and integrated test systems

  • Commission and troubleshoot completed test infrastructure systems and confirm initial mechanical functionality, including validation using associated sensor readings, in collaboration with the integration and engineering teams

  • Set up and maintain inventory of common parts, Bill of Material items, and standard and specialized tools required for test system assembly

  • Troubleshoot complex test instrument issues with the internal team and vendors to expedite bring-up of our test systems

  • Document findings and testing metrics for performance traceability

  • Offer recommendations for keeping documentation up to date

What you'll bring:

  • 1 to 3 years of mechanical assembly or maintenance experience

  • Familiarity with using machine shop equipment and power tools such as saws, mills, drills, laser cutter, 3D printer

  • Ability to troubleshoot and triage mechanical issues and failures

  • Familiarity with lean concepts to maintain inventory and organize workflows

  • Written and oral communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization

  • Work under the guidance of senior personnel on the team and demonstrate team first approach

  • Comfort using digital tools. We use Asana, Slack, Confluence, and GSuite among others

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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.