Senior Engineering 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

The Advanced Manufacturing teams at Form are looking for Engineering Technicians to support manufacturing our long-term production goals. We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and hands-on experienced senior engineering technician to contribute to developing novel equipment used to manufacture electrodes for Form Energy’s commercial product. This role is embedded directly in the equipment engineering team and will support various mechanical engineering efforts. In this role, you will participate in mechanical equipment design, build, and commission first-of-a-kind production-ready manufacturing equipment, working with designers, engineers, and other cross-functional teams.

This is a critical role and offers an exciting opportunity to be part of scaling and delivering the product of our utility-scale multi-day energy storage system, where you will contribute to a sustainable future.

This opportunity is based out of the Greater Pittsburgh Area at Form Energy's Weirton, WV facility.

What you'll do:

  • Use shop tools ( e.g., sheet metal brake, 3D printers, manual mill, etc) to build and assemble prototypes and one-offs as specified by engineers

  • Fabricate and maintain build or test related infrastructure and safety systems as specified by designs and schematics

  • Basic design tasks ( e.g., fabricating control panels) with only high-level instruction from engineers

  • Participate in design reviews and give design feedback to engineers

  • Facilitate installation and assembly of new equipment

  • Be a champion for safety in the development of new equipment and processes

What you'll bring:

  • 5+ years of experience as a technician or hands-on role, ideally 2-3 years in a startup environment

  • Experience working with metals, ceramics, plumbing, and sheet metal

  • Basic experience in wiring and sensor installation

  • Ability to interpret assembly drawings and work from schematics

  • Comfortable using sensors and data acquisition systems (e.g., Multimeter, thermocouple logger, etc.)

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with a positive and get-it-done attitude

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced startup environment



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.