Supervisor, Test Operations

Berkeley, CA
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 Description

We are looking for a supervisor with experience in R&D, test or manufacturing operations to help us test and validate our iron-air battery technology. In this role, you will manage the test operations team at the Berkeley site in CA, consisting of test technicians, to ensure timely execution and maintenance of battery cell and module testing. This role will be responsible for supporting the scale up of test lab infrastructure, improving test operational processes, reducing test integration time, setting performance metrics across the team, and managing test lab personnel. This supervisor position will be responsible for hiring and performance management of our test technician team. You will also help communicate test team success metrics through regular meetings and reporting.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage a team of technicians by providing them tactical directions for sourcing, installing, commissioning and executing test related projects.

  • Instill lab operational best practices to reduce commissioning time, increase consistency and improve throughput metrics of Test Operations team.

  • Oversee test lab operations while maintaining environmental health and safety (EHS) and 5S best practices.

  • Forecast constraints and problems in project execution and come up with creative, budget-friendly solutions. Seek approval from executive management if necessary.

  • Adhere to Form’s manager expectations including overseeing timekeeping, performance management, and professional development for all team members.

What You'll Bring:

  • Minimum of 4-6 years experience in fast-paced high-tech environment with demonstrated problem-solving skills (test lab experience a plus)

  • Experience managing a team of engineers and/or technicians in a R&D lab setting

  • Experience managing a variety of projects with a diverse group of stakeholders

  • Operational excellence to improve throughput and/or quality to the build or testing 

  • Cross-functional communication skills to allow for collaboration with the tech team

  • Strategic vision to build a long term plan and projection of future needs to inform resource planning and budgeting

  • Strong communication skills to share project status and an ability to gain buy-in from executive and technical stakeholders


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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