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Staff Mechanical Engineer, R&D

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 Description:We are looking for a Staff Mechanical Engineer to join the R&D Engineering team, a group responsible for meeting the mechanical design and development needs of the entire R&D organization.
In this role, you would lead and manage a small team within the larger R&D Engineering team collaborating with a broad cross-functional stakeholder group to scope, design, fabricate, prototype, instrument, and evaluate hardware with teams developing Form Energy’s fundamental technology to build creative solutions to a variety of complex problems.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, build, and qualify new prototypes and test stands across technical efforts
  • Develop functional requirements in close collaboration with members of Form’s product and technology development teams 
  • Run an iterative design process, confirming that mechanical and electrochemical requirements are achieved
  • Perform hands-on prototyping of your designs
  • Work with manufacturing engineers and technical operations to transition designs from the prototype stage to high volume internal production
  • Collaborate with testing teams to define and execute validation test plans
  • Support the analysis of test data to enable data-based decision making
  • Work with R&D Engineering team members on varying projects based on your skills/interests and Form’s top priorities

What You’ll Bring:

  • Passion for our mission, sustainability, and climate change
  • BS required in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in mechanical design engineering and 2 years of leadership experience
  • Proficient in computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Fabrication experience is a must
  • Excellent communicator across a range of engineering and business functions
  • Machine design, systems design, automation, or process equipment experience a plus
  • Electrochemical energy storage or conversion systems design a plus (i.e., alkaline batteries, Li-ion, PEM fuel cells, electrolyzers)

Form Energy, where possible, embraces a digital work environment and supports onsite, hybrid, and remote types of work with office locations in Somerville, MA (Greater Boston), Berkeley, CA (San Francisco Bay Area), and Eighty Four, PA (Greater Pittsburgh). #LI-DNI
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