Director, Manufacturing Operations

Pittsburgh, PA
21 days 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 DescriptionThe Director of Manufacturing Operations will build out the first Manufacturing Operations Department at Form. This team will start by including Production, Production Maintenance, Warehousing, Production Control/Scheduling, New Product Introduction, and Sustaining Engineering. You will be building a team from scratch and be joining in the early stages of a small but rapidly growing team. In this role you will be responsible for managing the first factory at Form Energy, ultimately leading a team of up to 750  individuals who will be responsible for day in and day out delivery of Form’s novel Long Duration Energy Storage Battery, meeting quality specs, to customers across the US.
This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA location (Greater Pittsburgh Area).

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build, and manage the manufacturing operations department of Form Energy.
  • You will own the safety, health and well-being of the manufacturing team by ensuring responsible practices are used to protect them and their work environment.  Partnering with EHS leadership to ensure best practices are implemented throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Build a production plan & team schedule that meets all Form production targets and meet customer commitments.
  • Develop an NPI team and process to take product through the technical transfer process from R&D to full rate production.
  • Achieve product quality specs in production and providing feedback to supply chain and engineering teams for quality improvement.
  • Develop, implement and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and programs to improve the safety and productivity of the production line(s) achieving world class OEE.
  • Develop production maintenance teams and programs to ensure the highest standards for OEE, with specific focus on equipment availability. 
  • Select and develop a computerized maintenance management system for development of maintenance programs and management of factory equipment KPI’s.
  • Develop and report against key manufacturing operations KPI’s at the floor level to the executive level on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Develop or improve upon a factory visual management system that delivers real time performance information from shop floor through to corporate visibility
  • Responsible for developing and leading operational strategic initiatives to hit Form’s ambitious COGs targets.
  • Drive continuous improvement through close collaboration with Supply Chain, Manufacturing Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, and other internal stakeholders.
  • Collaborate closely with Form’s Finance department to build and manage a budget and manage the performance and adherence to the budget
  • Leverage the Form culture to create an inclusive working environment where team members are engaged, feel valued, and are motivated to be strong contributors.

What You'll Bring:

  • Seasoned operations leader with 10+ years of experience in supply chain, operations, and manufacturing
  • Experience in technology manufacturing, automating and scaling novel chemical or metallurgical processes ideally involving battery manufacturing, energy storage, or a similar field
  • Empathic leader that can manage associates of all skill levels 
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma practitioner is highly desired
  • Experience leading a continuous improvement program through established practices like Kaizen, Yokoten, eliminating waste (Muda), Value Stream mapping or other manufacturing practices

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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