Formic Technologies is creating a world of abundance by unlocking robotic automation for small to mid-sized American manufacturers. Our mission is to continue the American legacy of innovation by increasing productivity and production capacity 10X.  We combine proprietary software tooling and intelligent control with advance fleet management and financial innovation with a mastery of robotics. We enable manufacturers to deploy and scale automation quickly and with minimal risk, and believe that technology doesn’t change the world until you make it accessible to those who need it most.
 
We make building things easy and believe every factory should have access to unlimited labor through automation. As the world moves toward inflation and shortages, Formic is doing everything it can to reverse that trend. In the 18 months we've been in existence we've grown faster than any robotics company in history, and we're only just getting started.
 
Supporting us in this vision, with investments thus far totaling over $30 million, are backers including Lux Capital, Initialized Capital, Balaji Srinivasan and CEOs of multiple fortune 50 companies.
 
Join us to build the world's largest robot workforce, and fundamentally change the way that everything gets made - from aircraft parts to shredded lettuce, lattes to sheet metal, lawnmowers to candy corn, and everything in between.

This Product Manager - Injection Molding role will be responsible for identifying and maintaining our suite of products or platform options for a family of applications, coordinating the development of collateral for our Business Development and Sales teams, developing and maintaining product pricing, overseeing manufacturing and inventory, identifying and pursuing opportunities to lower product cost, and updating and maintaining a product roadmap for future enhancements.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifying our current product/platform options for a family of applications for the plastics industry, including but not limited to load and unload, deflashing, and inspection
  • Develop a best-in-class product suite that seeks to avoid too many options but has enough variety to meet the varying needs that are typical with standard pricing - including for a variety of contract lengths and minimum hours - and the conditions under which that pricing would apply
  • Coordinate the creation of collateral/talking points that will equip Business Development and Sales with sufficient information to speak intelligently about the product's features, benefits, and pricing
  • Develop a clear project qualification framework that allows accurate “one-shot quoting”
  • Manage the manufacturing of standard products/platforms that we want to keep in stock and our ongoing inventory levels to ensure product availability
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to decrease the cost to manufacture, including bulk purchases of components, sourcing & procuring second-hand components, finding design, manufacturing, and configuration efficiencies, and lowering input costs by using used and/or reconditioned equipment
  • Maintain a product roadmap for the family of applications that seeks to periodically introduce enhancements that recognize technical improvement and/or cost/time savings to deploy

 

Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in Engineering, MBA is a plus
  • 7+ years of experience in Engineering and Project Management in the plastics and automation industry
  • Familiarity with Cartesian Robots, Scara Robots, and 6 Axis Robots, both collaborative and industrial
  • Experience with line layouts, equipment specifications, and mechanical design
  • Equipment start-up and debugging experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An aptitude for developing relationships with vendors and system integrators
  • A commercially-driven mentality and approach to our business

 

Benefits & Perks

Formic believes we do our best work when we are equipped to take care of ourselves and our loved ones, and practice a healthy work-life balance. To support this Formic offers comprehensive benefits and perks for US-based employees*, including:

  • 99% coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance plans (75% coverage for dependents) via Blue Cross Blue Shield and Guardian
  • FSA & DCFSA
  • Life insurance, Short Term Disability, and Long Term Disability plans (covered at 100%) via Guardian
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid parental leave
  • Equity in Formic: your slice of ownership in a growing Series A startup
  • Company-sponsored 401k
  • $2,000 Home Office allowance
  • Monthly Phone & Internet Reimbursement
  • Flexible time off policy and 10+ company holidays
  • Bi-annual all-company retreats

*As our team grows, our benefit and perk offerings for employees based outside of the United States will vary. We are happy to discuss these options with you as part of our recruiting and interviewing experience.

Formic is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, family or parental status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. All employment decisions are based on a person’s merit, business needs, and role requirements. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to careers@formic.co.

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