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 seeking an experienced chemical or materials engineer to join the Advanced Manufacturing team. This team is responsible for developing the novel processes used for manufacturing iron electrodes to be deployed in Form Energy’s first commercial product. In this role, you will build and own chemical process models related to the production of custom iron materials tailored for battery use. This will involve theoretical and empirical studies aimed at optimizing trades between cost, technical risk, and battery product performance. You will also dive into critical mechanistic exploration including data analysis, literature review, and design of experiments. This role provides an exciting opportunity to develop novel processing technology while doing your part to help combat climate change! You will collaborate with a diversity of teams inside and outside the company, including supply chain, operations, facilities, and external consultants to achieve overall manufacturing success. As the team works toward a common goal of manufacturing high performance electrodes, expect to become deeply entrenched in the intersection space of equipment design, process engineering, and materials engineering, Steel/iron industry experience is a plus; battery experience is not required.
What You'll Do:
Develop predictive models for iron processing operations and material property manipulation based on theoretical and empirical data.
Model complex, multiphase reaction systems using a combination of approaches, including equilibrium and kinetics based approximations.
Identify, design and validate process unit operations to de-risk the production of battery-grade iron at large scale.
Develop and refine cost models to inform techno-economic analysis.
Collaborate with R&D and manufacturing engineers to specify experiments that inform and validate the process models.
Work with a diversity of teams inside and outside the company to achieve overall manufacturing success.
Be a lead-by-example champion for safety. Participate in hazard analysis sessions for the development of new equipment and processes.
What You'll Bring:
BS in Chemical, Material, or Metallurgical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in an industrial or R&D setting.
An in-depth knowledge of solid-gas chemical reactions (thermodynamics and kinetics), fluid mechanics and heat transfer is mandatory.
A high degree of self-motivation, organization, and attention to detail with the ability to prioritize and multitask.
Ability to analyze, summarize and visualize data, reach sound conclusions and drive decision making. Experience using statistical methods for making process development is a plus.
Ability to clearly communicate with cross-functional teams and external partners, from plant operators to executives, both verbally and written.
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.