The Technical Operations team acts as an interdisciplinary internal R&D manufacturing group that executes experimental prototype builds, as well as established standard builds, on behalf of the battery development teams. This role will be primarily focused on increasing the throughput and quality of our sub-scale R&D test vehicles to accelerate the pace of development of Form’s core technology. Projects will mainly be focused on process controls and scale-up, where you will help to implement various process improvements, equipment, and techniques that are compatible with mass manufacturing methods. The ideal candidate should be willing and eager to ask questions, test out ideas and assumptions, and work on a highly cross-functional, fast-paced team.
This is a full-time Spring 2022 co-op position. Only students currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate program will be considered. Must be eligible to work 40 hours a week January 2022 – May 2022 (minimum).
What You’ll Do:
- Prototype designs using in-house fabrication methods (3D printing, laser cutting, sheet metal bending, etc.)
- Evaluate new production methods, equipment, and tools and provide recommendations to the team on their applicability to our process
- Work with engineers and technicians to spec, design, then build jigs and fixtures to support production
- Participate in cell builds and teardowns alongside technicians and engineers to evaluate metrics pertaining to build quality and consistency
- Produce engineering documents such as SOPs, technical drawings, and supporting design justification
- Work with R&D Engineering team members on various projects based on your skills/interests and Form’s top priorities
- Promote safety, especially in the development of new laboratory processes or experiments
What You’ll Bring:
- Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or related field
- Familiarity with SolidWorks or other CAD package
- Enthusiastic about working in a lab/shop manufacturing environment
- Familiarity with basic hand & power tools
- Prior experience a plus but not required: Fabrication experience (mill, lathe, woodworking, 3D printing…) / Repair experience (bikes, cars, home/building…) / Strong Solidworks modeling or technical drawing skills, including GD&T / Electronics experience (soldering, multimeter, Arduino)