Staff Equipment Engineer, Material Flow

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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 seeking a Staff Equipment Engineer for Material Flow to join our factory design and build team within the manufacturing operations group. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of our talented and growing team at our first-of-its-kind high-volume advanced battery manufacturing facility in Weirton, WV.

The Staff Equipment Engineer will establish new industry standards by efficiently executing program management, modernizing and streamlining processes, optimizing engineering and material flow, and ensuring quality for our advanced manufacturing plant ecosystem.

If you want to amplify your impact and shape the engineering approach to a new manufacturing organization. Apply now! This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission! The role is based at Form Factory 1 in Weirton, WV, a short drive outside Greater Pittsburgh, PA.

Relocation assistance is available.

What you'll do:

  • Take Full ownership of the entire Material Flow process equipment Lifecycle from inception through industrialization and handover to operation

  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders to deliver equipment and processes that meet quality and industrial performance

  • Demonstrate advanced skills in program management, including scope and management, schedule management, budget oversight, and milestone reporting

  • Apply extensive experience and expertise in problem-solving methodologies to address commissioning & bring equipment & processes to production

  • Demonstrate advanced skill in material flow design: understanding multiple technologies (AGV, conveyance system, MES, WMS, etc.) and mastering supply chain line balancing

  • Create a business model that efficiently balances OPEX and CAPEX, risk, and timing and present it to the senior leadership team

  • Lead the implementation of corrective actions for continuous improvement

  • Effectively manage and lead cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration and synergy

  • Bring a wealth of experience in successfully managing programs associated with high-volume manufacturing

  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize efficiency and output in a high-volume production environment

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field and six plus years of relevant industry experience in material flow & supply chain management

  • Proven Expertise in industrial/manufacturing program management, including scope, schedule, budget, and reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced problem-solving methodologies to address and overcome complex changes

  • Substantial experience in successfully managing programs related to high-volume manufacturing

  • In-depth knowledge of industrial performance metrics, KPIs, and strategies for improvement

  • Demonstrated commitment to ensuring and enhancing product quality throughout the manufacturing process

  • Well-developed communication, collaboration, leadership, and influencing skills working with cross-functional teams to drive desired outcomes effectively

  • Track record of delivering end-to-end manufacturing processes with a focus on quality and performance


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.