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Form Futures Mechanical Engineering Co-op

Somerville, MA
about 1 month ago
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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 DescriptionForm Futures is a small team of creative innovators who are researching next-generation cell designs and chemistries. This may include working on future concepts for our iron-air system or working on new chemistries. You will work with a mechanical engineer on Form Futures to develop the mechanical embodiments of next-generation batteries. Depending on your interests and the stage of the team’s work, you may be involved in one or more of the following activities: envisioning and evaluating design alternatives for battery components and systems; prototyping design concepts; developing experimental fixtures and procedures to test the designs; learning about and assisting in different stages of the cell development process.

What You'll Do:

  • Contribute to the research and development of new energy storage technologies and battery architectures
  • Design mechanical embodiments for cell components, assemblies, and auxiliary systems
  • Prototype your designs using in-house equipment and tools or outsourcing as necessary
  • Test and iterate on your prototypes to meet design requirements
  • Document your designs and experiments through SOPs, technical drawings, and supporting design justification
  • Collaborate with members of Form Futures and/or the R&D Engineering team on various projects based on your skills, interests, and Form Energy’s priorities
  • Present your work to stakeholders within the company
  • Promote safety, especially in the development of new fabrication processes or experiments

What You'll Bring:

  • Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Previous mechanical design experience (through industrial internship or academic positions)
  • Experience in computer-aided design (CAD) (e.g., in SolidWorks)
  • Hands-on experience with mechanical prototyping 
  • Some familiarity with sensors and data acquisition systems
  • Some familiarity with data processing and plotting (e.g., with Python or MATLAB)
  • Interest in energy storage technologies
  • Battery experience not required

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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 ...

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