Hardware Reliability Test Technician

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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

Form Energy is hiring a Reliability Test Technician on the Design for Reliability Team to conduct internal testing that will be critical to make our products more robust and reliable. As part of the Reliability team, you will operate and take ownership of reliability tests and assist with battery cell teardowns, failure analysis, and material characterization methods. This role will require hands-on work in the lab and ability to collaborate with a cross functional team to ensure high quality testing and results.

What you'll do:

  • Perform Reliability test activities which include handling chemicals, sample preparation, and using test equipment

  • Operate mechanical tensile strength test instruments, test incubators, environmental chambers, and electrochemical test instruments

  • Ideate new test methods and develop detailed test plans, operate and monitor test status, troubleshoot test issues, and perform data analysis

  • Assist with battery cell teardowns with the ability to lift 30 lbs, failure analysis, and documentation of findings

  • Organize and maintain cleanliness of Reliability lab spaces, perform regular equipment maintenance, and be a champion for safety in the lab

What you'll bring:

  • 3+ years of experience as a test technician or hands-on role with testing materials, hardware products, or battery products

  • Experience developing new test plans and SOPs and executing test plans and recommending improvements to new test methods

  • Detail oriented, a proactive self starter with excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Skilled use of common hand tools and electric power tools

  • Experience operating incubators, environmental chambers, battery test equipment such as Arbin, and other test equipment as needed is a plus

  • Experience developing new test methods or creating electrical and mechanical test fixturing is a plus


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.