Senior Manager, Anode Manufacturing Engineering

3 months ago
Full time role
Pittsburgh, PA, US... more
Pittsburgh, PA, US... more

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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 an exceptional manufacturing engineering leader to build the mission-driven team that develops equipment, processes and metrology methods for our proprietary iron anode, the core of our battery technology. You and your team will design and deploy the manufacturing systems ranging from from pilot scale to highly automated, continuous processes with comprehensive metrology.

As a senior leader in our advanced manufacturing organization, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to build from a blank slate, tackle the toughest company challenges, use first principles fundamentals and develop the most advanced high-volume battery manufacturing in the world.

This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's Eighty Four, PA facility. Relocation assistance is available.

What you'll do:

  • Build and lead a world-class manufacturing development team that will translate new anode materials and designs from the lab to robust high volume equipment sets and processes.

  • Define and implement best practices for anode manufacturability assessment, design for manufacturing, manufacturing cost modeling, and manufacturing partner qualification.

  • Work closely with the design, R&D & other manufacturing engineering teams to integrate DfM & process control feedback to continuously improve cost and quality.

  • Develop pilot, low volume and high volume anode manufacturing equipment sets and execute on the plan for process stability.

  • Define, develop, and implement metrology and quality control methods.

  • Own the process of handing off stable manufacturing systems to operations teams.

What you'll bring:

  • 10+ years manufacturing experience, ideally, in one or multiple of the following fields: high temperature furnaces, presses, powder handling, sintering, welding & automation.

  • Experience building and leading a world-class manufacturing engineering team.

  • Expertise in driving process & equipment maturity to enable high volume manufacturing.

  • Experience in championing Design For Manufacturing (DFM) & Process definition with product design & R&D teams.

  • Experience in championing the effective transition of the manufacturing systems to the operations teams. 

  • Line design, installation, commissioning, and production ramp experience.

  • Experience owning the design and development of custom manufacturing equipment via internal teams and in partnership with equipment suppliers and automation vendors.

  • Demonstrated experience driving down manufacturing costs while maintaining or improving product quality for complex electromechanical assemblies.

  • B.S. or higher in engineering or physical science(s).

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Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here. 

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed. 

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.

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