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Senior Cell Build Technician, R&D at Form Energy

Senior Cell Build Technician, R&D

Form Energy Berkeley, CA, CA Full Time
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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 Description We are looking for a hands-on individual to help us develop our core technology by contributing to our prototype assembly of huge batteries. In this role, individuals will work directly with our Battery Module Development and Systems Engineering teams to spend time in the laboratory machining, building, or troubleshooting massive grid-scale cell builds. The ideal candidate will be familiar with typical battery designs and failure modes in order to best inform our initial efforts to build batteries of this size. This position offers an excellent opportunity for an individual to apply their existing experience with electrochemical devices to directly impact the development of a breakthrough technology.

What you'll do:

    • Build Form’s largest battery test vehicles and systems
    • Inspect, organize and prepare device components and hardware
    • Document and organize device assembly notes for performance traceability
    • Monitor and offer recommendations for keeping Battery Module Assembly SOPs up to date
    • Facilitate installation and assembly of new equipment
    • Lead workshop and laboratory continuous improvement efforts
    • Help train and mentor a growing team of technicians, engineers, and scientists

What you'll bring:

    • 7+ years of experience relating to mechanical or electrochemical lab work
    • Familiarity working with tools ranging from delicate laboratory instruments to machinery such as hydraulic presses, wrenches, power washers, or powered hand tools
    • Experience with laboratory waste streams and general chemical hygiene
    • Written and oral communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization
    • Comfort using digital tools. We use Asana, Slack, Confluence, and GSuite among others
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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