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Staff Mechanical Engineer, Battery Design

Somerville, Ma, Berkeley, Ca
2 months ago
Full time role

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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 Staff Mechanical Engineer to aid in the product development effort of Form Energy’s long duration energy storage system. Reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Manager, the Staff Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for the design, prototyping, and testing of mechanical interfaces within the battery cell and to the battery module while meeting functional requirements. Such interfaces include cell sealing, weld joints, liquid delivery systems, effluent gas steam management, sensor implementation, and cell/BMS interfaces.  The role will also participate in first-of-a-kind build activities, vendor engagement, and design for manufacturing. Finally, this position will contribute to performance and durability test data interpretation. This role will require direct mechanical design experience with battery cells, modules, packs, or similar electrochemical devices (e.g., fuel cells or electrolyzers).

What You'll Do:

  • Design, prototype, and test cell components to meet critical interface requirements, such as seals, welds, liquid handling, sensors, gas treatment, and on-module electronics
  • Participate in component integration events, fabricating and testing first-of-a-kind battery prototypes to validate cell and module design choices
  • Lead critical vendor engagements and collaborate with manufacturing engineers to transition battery designs from prototype to high volume production
  • Collaborate with the Systems Engineering team to co-develop thermal, fluid handling, electrical, balancing, and controls systems
  • Champion for safety, especially in the development of new laboratory processes

What You'll Bring:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years experience designing electrochemical energy storage or conversion systems (i.e., alkaline batteries, Li-ion, PEM fuel cells, electrolyzers)
  • 3+ years experience designing and developing an electrochemical product in industry
  • Experience with optimizing mechanical design, balance-of-plant systems, and interdisciplinary interfaces of electrochemical systems
  • Experience optimizing electrochemical device design for manufacturing and cost-down

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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