Lab Operations Associate

Somerville, MA
19 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

Form Energy is hiring a Lab Operations Associate to keep our labs safe and run efficiently. This role reports to the Lab Operations Manager. As part of our “Lab Ops” team, you will contribute to the safe and efficient operation of our lab spaces in multiple sites in partnership with our Facilities and Warehouse teams. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving company with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission! 

What You'll Do:

  • Perform routine tasks to keep the lab spaces clean and safe including ordering and restocking lab supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), inspecting lab safety equipment, managing gas cylinders and personal gas monitors, among other tasks.

  • Support lab users with troubleshooting of lab equipment such as pumps, vacuums, water filtration units, and portable exhaust units by coordinating with the Facilities team or outside vendors

  • Communicate with outside vendors for deliveries or service visits, keeping the vendors and lab users safe during any on-site work

  • Collaborate with the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Facilities teams to ensure safe installation of lab furnishings and equipment 

  • Support Lab Ops team organization by keeping records of lab equipment troubleshooting and maintenance, consumable purchasing, and request tracking using cloud-based softwares

What You'll Bring:

  • Prior experience working in a lab environment preferred, including familiarity with chemical hygiene, lab safety best practices, lab consumables, basic PPE, and general lab equipment 

  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs

  • Excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills

  • Experience with Google Apps, Slack, or other cloud-based software 

  • “Can do” attitude, creative problem solving, and a willingness to learn new skills

  • Familiarity with lift-assist devices, drum dollies, and gas cylinder dollies a plus 

Form Energy is an authorized DoD SkillBridge partner and welcomes all transitioning military members to apply.


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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