Principal Engineer, Factory Design & Industrialization

Weirton, WV
18 days ago
Full time role


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

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 highly driven technical leader who will drive the industrialization & execution of our battery manufacturing programs from factory concept to operations. You will lead the cross functional teams to design & execute on our factory and manufacturing systems as a fully integrated product. You will own the factory industrial design, plan of record, cross functional integration, consolidated plans and harmonious execution with the goal to deliver world class factories.This role requires a strong manufacturing & industrial experience, an organized mindset, a passion for launching new technologies, and an unparalleled ability to pull people together to make things happen. You are an extension of the senior leadership team and will drive collaboration between Design Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing, Quality, Factory Engineering and Production to ensure our manufacturing plans are aligned and critical paths are tackled as effectively as possible.

This opportunity is based out of the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Relocation assistance available.

What You'll Do:

  • Own the factory design, industrialization and cross functional integration to deliver the factory as a Product.

  • Act as the product chief engineer for the factory. Develop industrial KPIs and optimize every aspect of its design & execution. Navigate the tradeoffs between equipment, material flow, people flow, level of automation, product design, supply chain and operations.

  • Drive the factory densification and overall efficiency efforts. Own material flow equipment and processes.

  • Drive the cross-functional team to ensure successful launch of our first-in-kind battery manufacturing program and beyond.

  • Own the program schedule, roadmap, risks, escalations. You will bring clarity and drive action on program critical paths and will prepare roll-up information for senior leadership.

  • Provide technical leadership and project management skills to identify creative and timely solutions to key program challenges. 

  • Collaborate with various teams to develop novel and complex automation equipment.

  • Identify team priorities and motivate the project team to complete critical tasks.

  • Drive action with internal and cross-functional teams to complete projects within time and resource constraints.

What You'll Bring:

  • 10+ years of experience delivering large manufacturing projects that involve designing, installing and launching high-volume manufacturing lines with focus on industrial and manufacturing engineering.

  • Expertise in manufacturing & industrial engineering, production, infrastructure builds and new product introduction environment.

  • Strong experience designing and launching high volume manufacturing factories.

  • Ability to distill concise and actionable path forward out of complex and ambiguous reality.

  • Outstanding organizational, communication, leadership, interpersonal and decision-making abilities.

  • Experience managing conflicting objectives and compressed timelines in high-volume manufacturing.

  • Exceptional drive, sense of ownership and resourcefulness.

  • Ability to thrive under pressure and in ambiguous environments with shifting priorities.



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.

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