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Staff Mechanical Engineer, Plastics DesignBattery Module Engineering * Berkeley, CA * Full time

Company: Form Energy
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: April 1, 2024

Job Description:

Are you ready to build America's clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year. Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as "One of the Best Inventions of 2023" for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a "Top Climate Tech Company to Watch". We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia. Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it's a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company's history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you've come to the right place.

Role DescriptionForm Energy is hiring a Staff Mechanical Design Engineer to develop the next generation cell structure. This role reports into our Cell Interface Design Lead. As part of our Cell Interface team, you will ideate, define, and validate the cell structure in collaboration/partnership with a support design engineer, test engineering, manufacturing, supply, reliability and quality 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:

  • Lead the design of the next generation of the cell vessel structure, particularly in the design of large-format plastic components and assemblies
  • Develop functional requirements in close collaboration with members of the Cell Engineering and Systems Engineering teams
  • Define and drive necessary analysis (e.g., FEA), hands-on testing, and failure analysis of plastic structural components
  • Analyze component and assembly tolerances and develop cost/manufacturing/performance/reliability trades
  • Collaborate with module design engineers to ensure seamless integration of all components
  • Guide manufacturing engineers and technical operations to transition designs from the prototype stage to high-volume productionWhat you'll bring:
  • Demonstrated experience in plastic component design for structural applications
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills, and proven mentorship abilities
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field; Bachelor's with 7+ years, or Master's with 5+ years of industry experience in mechanical design and high proficiency in CAD
  • Demonstrated experience with the definition of verification testing for structural components
  • Direct experience with high-volume manufacturing, fabrication, and prototyping techniques; experience with tight-tolerance, multi-material component design for harsh environments#LI-Onsite#LI-AB1Humanity 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.Compensation Range: $164.4K - $202.8K

Keywords: Form Energy, Berkeley , Staff Mechanical Engineer, Plastics DesignBattery Module Engineering * Berkeley, CA * Full time, Engineering , Berkeley, California

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