Sr Director, High Volume Manufacturing Engineering
Weirton, WV
Expert · Full time
Posted 16 days ago

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 will enable high-volume manufacturing. You and your team will conceptualize, engineer, execute and launch the high-volume manufacturing capacity of our battery factories, including cathode, anode as well as assembly of cells, modules and battery systems. As a member of the senior leadership team, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to build from a blank slate, tackle the toughest company challenges, use first principles fundamentals and think of the factory as a fully integrated “Product” to achieve the most advanced high-volume battery manufacturing in the world. 


This opportunity is based out of the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Relocation assistance available.


What You'll Do:

  • Build and lead the manufacturing and industrial engineering team, responsible for the design and deployment of our high-volume battery manufacturing capacity.

  • Responsible for manufacturing lines design, requirements, related analytics/sizing/balancing, material flow, strategic vendors selection and management, high-volume equipment design/selection, automation level, lines integration to the facility, install, commissioning, rate demonstration and handover the operations teams (your customer). 

  • Build the strongest engineering team in the company. Set goals, core principles, culture of innovation, procedures and high expectations to enable excellence.

  • Partner with the product design and advanced manufacturing teams to incorporate the latest process/product development, advocate for the simplest, most reliable processes and iterate on the DFM consideration to enable high volume and cost targets.

  • Drive PFMEA and OEE considerations as far upstream in product development as possible.

  • Think of the factory as a fully integrated product. Best part/process is no part/process.

  • Densify, reduce non-value add and achieve significant improvements from one iteration to the next.

  • Develop and own the factory capacity model.

  • Build effective partnerships to ensure alignment with other leaders and company goals.


What You'll Bring:

  • 10+ years of experience in manufacturing engineering, designing and launching factories; 5+ years in leadership.

  • Expertise in high-volume manufacturing line design, install and launch, as well as factory industrial planning.

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

  • Experience in some of the following is a plus: battery manufacturing, powder handling, mixing, coating, high-temperature furnaces, lamination, assembly and automated conveyance.

  • Outstanding organizational, communication, leadership, interpersonal and decision-making abilities.

  • Experience managing conflicting objectives, compressed timelines, and highly-automated processes.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics or equivalent; master’s preferred. 



Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.


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. 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.

Form Energy
Form Energy develops and commercializes a low-cost battery system that can store wind and solar energy for a long duration.
Size:  101-250 employees
Funding Level:  Mid-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  $125.0 M
Year Founded:  2017
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