Supervisor, Prototype Operations

Berkeley, CA
about 1 month ago
Full time role


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Job Description

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.
Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 
Role DescriptionWe are looking for an experienced Supervisor to lead a shift of R&D technicians producing our full scale cell product for research and development purposes. In this role, you will work as part of our Technical Operations’ Build team to oversee R&D technicians carrying out research and development activities to help our product line mature. You will bring a people first manufacturing mindset based on safety, quality, rate, and cost driven by excellence and creativity. This workstream will be the first pilot manufacturing operation at the CA site and will be responsible for laying a good foundation for other factories to follow. This is an opportunity to apply your organization, mentorship, and hands-on training experience to enable a lean manufacturing environment and help Form Energy tackle climate change. 

What You'll Do:

  • Manage a team of 8-12 process technicians to ensure adequate resources are planned to meet the program objectives
  • Ensure performance of the team is within the established metrics; safety, rate, overtime, scrap, downtime, etc. 
  • Coordinate with our manufacturing engineering team to develop, train and mentor your team in line with the latest process advancements and technology; automated assembly equipment, laser welding, heat staking, epoxy dispensing, etc.
  • Continuously improve existing materials preparation and production processes to support ramping throughput
  • Facilitate shift start-up and continuous improvement initiatives by leading standard routine cross-functional team meetings 
  • Recommend, as well as lead, in the installation and assembly of new equipment or tools 
  • Be an advocate of Form’s culture and values by creating a uniform employee experience across all shift schedules

What You'll Bring:

  • 5+ years working in a leadership role within a manufacturing or R&D environment
  • Familiarity with materials handling and general lab practices
  • Strong sense of patience and safety in a fast paced people first environment
  • Comfort using both digital and paper based tools and ticketing systems
  • Ability to see the big picture; manage opportunities that could impact your success

Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.
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. 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.

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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