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Development Test Engineer, Cell Performance

Somerville, MA
2 months ago
Full time role

Company

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

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Job Description

Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing cost-effective multi-day energy storage systems to enable the global electricity system to run on 100% low-cost renewable energy, every day of the year. Driven by Form’s core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We seek to transform the energy landscape and do our part in making the world better for all. We are supported by leading investors who share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage will be a key enabler of tomorrow’s zero carbon electric system.
Role DescriptionWe are looking for a hands-on engineer to join our battery products cell engineering team. This team is responsible for testing and analyzing the electrochemical performance of the product cell to drive improvements to test stands, mechanical cell designs, and active materials. This role will be responsible for mechanical and electrochemical tests of cells and components and to design, qualify, and troubleshoot custom test stands. This role will also lead efforts to wrangle, standardize, and automate data from test protocols to support critical internal cell development. This role works closely with a talented group of mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, and battery engineers to improve cell performance and our testing capabilities. The ideal candidate will exhibit an ability to creatively solve challenges with a yes-if mentality, rigorously test electrochemical devices, and be a champion for safety in a fast-paced laboratory environment.


What You'll Do:

  • Drive electrochemical testing on product-intent cells and modules by writing test scripts, troubleshooting and resolving failures, and maintaining devices on test
  • Wrangle and automate data analysis from test stands and electrochemical cells to enable data-based decision making
  • Document and present test plans and results to collaborative cross-functional team
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for test initiation, execution, and termination
  • Lead efforts to track performance using statistical analysis tools to identify cell and test stand variability

What You'll Bring:

  • BS required in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field
  • 3+ years of hands-on testing experience with electrochemical or electromechanical devices
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as Python and/or MATLAB
  • Experience with statistical analysis software such as JMP or Minitab is a plus
  • Experience with data acquisition and wiring
  • Strong communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization including remote team members
  • Enjoys a fast paced work environment
  • Project management experiences are a plus 

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Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

View Company Profile