Form Energy

Senior Materials Engineer, Failure Analysis

Somerville, MA
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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
Form’s Characterization as a Service Team is looking for a Materials Engineer to help us develop our core technology by empirically assessing degradation mechanisms and proposing corrective actions. In this role, you will initiate a Failure Analysis function within the Characterization Service to assess cell and system level performance as it pertains to degradation and failure mechanisms. You will identify processes and procedures for the planning and execution phases of product intent design dissections, conduct root cause analysis efforts and maintain a robust FMEA through collection of empirical data. You will be part of a highly cross functional team, and have the opportunity to grow your engineering and leadership skills.

What you'll do:

    • Collaborate with the Cell Development and Battery Products teams to develop a deep understanding for component and systems designs
    • Participate in root cause analysis strategy development and FMEA documentation to manage the team’s knowledge based of degradation and failure modes
    • Facilitate the spatial expansion of the laboratory space and dissection instrumentation
    • Utilize Characterization as a Service to pinpoint sources cell or system defects
    • Develop dissection procedures and associated documentation to efficiently train others for execution

What you'll bring:

    • B.S. or M.S. in Materials Science or Chemical Engineering
    • 3+ years of experience Experience developing failure analysis methods based on first principles and experience
    • Experience with organizing and owning root cause analysis and FMEA
    • Experience with mechanical and material failure analysis in chemical systems
    • Experience using cloud based organizational tools
    • Strong communication skills within a group of peers and broader organization

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.
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