Senior Staff Manufacturing Engineer (DFM)

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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 Senior Staff manufacturing engineer to own the Design For Manufacturing (DFM) strategy and execution, enabling manufacturing scale for a new class of battery technology. You will drive the product and manufacturing systems simultaneous development, with the goal to enable rapid increase in manufacturing efficiency and volume.

As part of our Manufacturing Engineering team, you will work closely with the product design team to develop manufacturing-ready products and create initial manufacturing processes. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

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:

  • Drive the manufacturing engagement with the product design teams to define the manufacturability strategy for our new generation of battery products.

  • In this role, you are the manufacturing expert, you are the advocate and approver for Design for Manufacturability (DFM) & Design for Assembly (DFA) during the product design process.

  • Own the DFM process which navigates cross functional trades between product cost, performance, manufacturability and scale.

  • Generate and collect Design for Manufacturability (DFM) feedback and build learnings to inform the product design and manufacturing development

  • Drive our new product designs towards manufacturability in partnership with the design team, suggesting new design-fabrication solutions and assembly strategies

  • Develop and source initial build tools and processes to support prototype builds. Participate in hands-on prototype builds.

What you'll bring:

  • 10+ years of experience in a diverse product design and manufacturing environments.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing assembly processes and tools for new products.

  • Demonstrated experience providing DFM feedback and driving cost out of product design by making it more manufacturing-ready and suggesting novel assembly processes/strategies.

  • 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.

  • Design of prototype processes and equipment/tooling is a plus

  • Experience with metal welding and joining, large assemblies features are a plus

  • BS or greater in mechanical engineering.

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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.