Senior Manager, Assembly Manufacturing Engineering

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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 an exceptional manufacturing engineering leader to build the mission-driven team that will enable high-volume manufacturing for our new classes of battery technology. You and your team will conceptualize, engineer & deploy cell, module and enclosure manufacturing systems, with rapidly increasing volume and efficiency.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to build from a blank slate, tackle the toughest company challenges, use first principles fundamentals and think of the factory as a fully integrated “Product” to achieve the most advanced high-volume battery manufacturing in the world.

This role will be located at Form Factory 1 in Weirton, WV, which is just a short drive outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

What you'll do:

  • Build and lead the assembly manufacturing engineering team, responsible for the design and deployment cell, module & enclosure high-volume battery manufacturing capacity.

  • Responsible for manufacturing lines technical requirements, designs, deployment, program management and integration with the cross functional teams.

  • Own the strategy and engagement with the manufacturing vendor partners.

  • Own the manufacturing equipment process & performance demonstration prior to handover to operations (Our customer).

  • Set goals, core principles, culture of innovation, procedures and high expectations to enable excellence.

  • Partner with the product design team to incorporate the latest process/product development, advocate for the simplest, most reliable processes and iterate on the DFM consideration to enable high volume and cost targets.

  • Drive PFMEA and OEE considerations as far upstream in product development as possible.

  • Think of the factory as a fully integrated product. Best part/process is no part/process.

  • Densify, reduce non-value add and achieve significant improvements from one iteration to the next.

What you'll bring:

  • 10+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering, designing and launching automated assembly systems; 3+ years in leadership.

  • Expertise in automation, assembly, DFM & DFA.

  • Expertise in high-volume manufacturing line design, install and launch, as well as factory industrial planning.

  • Experience in driving down manufacturing costs while maintaining or improving product quality for complex electromechanical assemblies.

  • Outstanding organizational, communication, leadership, interpersonal and decision-making abilities.

  • Experience managing conflicting objectives, compressed timelines, and highly-automated processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics or equivalent; master’s preferred

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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.