Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing

Form Energy
January 9, 2022
Berkeley, CA
Job Type


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
In this role you will build and lead a dynamic advanced manufacturing function that partners with technical and business teams in the development and production ramping of innovative hardware products. You will foster a culture that rigorously solves complex and at times, open-ended problems and join the company’s Executive team, helping to shape overall business strategy, culture, and growth.

What you'll do:

    • Develop and implement a general manufacturing strategy that is harmonized with commercial objectives, supply chain, and product roadmap to bring Form Energy’s novel multi-day energy storage technology to market at scale, cost, and quality.
    • Lead the execution of defined manufacturing strategy.
    • Develop long-, medium-, and short-term programs, with plans and budgets to support the execution of the strategy.
    • Identify, qualify, and manage contract manufacturers to meet NPI and volume production requirements.
    • Identify opportunities for partnerships to accelerate timelines and minimize overall business risk.
    • Define and implement best practices for manufacturability assessment, design for manufacturing and assembly, manufacturing cost modeling, and manufacturing partner qualification.
    • Manage and oversee all operations of a low-volume, pilot manufacturing operation.

What you'll bring:

    • B.S. or higher in engineering or physical science(s).
    • 15 years of experience (10 in a leadership role).
    • 10 years manufacturing and assembly experience of complex electromechanical products that rely on some core materials technology; experience should span both internally manufactured and contract manufactured assemblies, and include experience managing an operating line.

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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