Senior Mechanical Engineer, Battery Products

  • Form Energy
  • Somerville, MA
  • Feb 11, 2022
Full time role Engineering: Electrical Engineering: Mechanical Engineering: All

Job Description

Form Energy is a team of passionate people tackling the challenge of climate change through transformationally low cost energy storage. Our team members are active learners who enjoy working on tough technology problems in massive markets and embody our values of humanity, excellence and creativity. The company is backed by a diverse set of committed investors and we have raised over $360M to date.Role DescriptionWe are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our battery cell product design team, a group responsible for developing the repeat electrode stack that is the building block of our commercial product. This team is responsible for delivering an electrode stack design that meets cost, performance, and manufacturing requirements for our product. This role will focus on designing, building, and testing a work-horse electrode stack and test stand, that service our internal testing needs and enable electrochemical performance improvements in our Somerville lab. You will work very closely with a talented group of mechanical, manufacturing, and battery engineers to optimize a design for manufacturing, assembly, and battery performance. The ideal candidate will exhibit an ability to creatively solve mechanical design challenges and subsequently impart rigorous design processes to ensure product success. This role provides an opportunity to lead the mechanical design of this cell stack while working with electrical, chemical, and battery engineering disciplines to ensure the design meets all of the battery requirements for our commercial product.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead the design of the cell stack and test stand used for internal testing and performance development
  • Develop functional requirements in close collaboration with members of Form’s product and other technology development teams
  • Run an iterative design process, confirming that mechanical, electrochemical, assembly, and cost requirements are met
  • Work with suppliers to fabricate components with a variety of low and high volume manufacturing techniques
  • Perform hands-on prototyping of your designs
  • Work with manufacturing engineers and technical operations to transition designs from the prototype stage to high volume internal production
  • Collaborate with testing teams to define and execute validation test plans
  • Support the analysis of test data to enable data-based decision making
  • Champion for safety, especially in the development of new laboratory processes or experiments

What You'll Bring:

  • BS required in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical design
  • Experience in computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Strong interdisciplinary communicator, across a range of engineering and business functions
  • Fabrication experience is a must
  • Demonstrated track record of innovative hardware design and engineering
  • Production design (DFMA) or manufacturing engineering experience
  • Battery experience is a plus

Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. 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. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. 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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