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Senior Mechanical Engineer, Automation Equipment at Form Energy

Senior Mechanical Engineer, Automation Equipment

Form Energy Somerville, MA Full-Time
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Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing cost-effective multi-day energy storage systems to enable the global electricity system to run on 100% low-cost renewable energy, every day of the year. Driven by Form’s core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We seek to transform the energy landscape and do our part in making the world better for all. We are supported by leading investors who share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage will be a key enabler of tomorrow’s zero carbon electric system.
Role DescriptionWe’re looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join a new manufacturing equipment team. This team is responsible for developing novel equipment used to manufacture electrodes for Form Energy’s commercial product. This work will start with experiments and equipment substation prototypes used to define equipment architectures and processes. Moving forward, you will be responsible for the development and maturation of manufacturing equipment and delivering high-budget, high-volume equipment at new production facilities. Initially, this role will focus on the development of automated material handling and inspection equipment for the production of electrodes. This equipment will be used to assemble electrode materials, automate material handling between and through various fabrication processes, and develop quality checks throughout the production line.
The ideal candidate will bring a wealth of equipment design experience and creativity used to develop world class, fully automated equipment. Reporting to the [ Link removed ] , you’ll work closely with cell design engineers, process engineers, material scientists, supply chain, operations, facilities, and outside consultants.  As we design, build, and ramp up equipment operations, expect to become deeply entrenched in the intersection of equipment design, process engineering, and materials engineering, as the team works toward a common goal of manufacturing high performance electrodes, in high volume. This role provides an exciting opportunity to design novel equipment while doing your part to help combat climate change!

What You'll Do:

    • Own the design, development, build, and deployment of automation equipment ranging from initial prototyping equipment to fully automated and integrated systems used for high volume manufacturing
    • Provide design for manufacturing feedback to the cell and materials engineering teams 
    • Design and document robust equipment and processes capable of a high level of safety, uptime, and quality
    • Collaborate with process and controls engineers in the start-up and debugging effort for manufacturing equipment and processes at new production sites
    • Train technicians and other users on new manufacturing equipment and processes
    • Work with a diverse set of teams inside and outside the company to achieve overall manufacturing success
    • Be a champion for safety in the development of new equipment and processes

What You'll Bring:

    • BS required in Mechanical Engineering or related field
    • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing equipment design, build, and commissioning 
    • Experience in computer-aided design (CAD)
    • Experience in the design of bulk materials dispensing equipment and processes used in die filling and/or coating processes 
    • Experience in the design of high speed, high accuracy motion systems, robotics and automation systems
    • Familiarity with metrology and high volume inspection equipment
    • Fabrication experience is a must
    • Experience and familiarity with PLC hardware selection, programming, troubleshooting, and configuration for automated systems
    • Experience designing electrical and pneumatic controls systems, specifying electrical and pneumatic control components, and designing the mechanical layout of an electromechanical and/or pneumatic controls system
    • Interdisciplinary communicator, across a range of engineering and business functions
    • Knowledge of statistical methods as applied to experimental design and process development
    • Demonstrated track record of innovative hardware design and engineering
    • 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 [ Link removed ] . 
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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