R&D Technician

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Research /
Full-Time/Part-time
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.


We are a start-up energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California, and we are working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the status quo in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. If successful, the technology could revolutionize the industry.
Are you passionate about research and excited about new technologies? Are you eager to improve materials that might make a better future? We are looking for a conscientious and hardworking R&D battery technician to join our Electrolyte Development team to help support our groundbreaking experiments.

Responsibilities:

In accordance with all safety policies and procedures, you will collaborate with scientists and engineers to support their experiments.
You will help execute materials processing for R&D experiments.
You will build coin cells, pouch cells, and QuantumScape proprietary devices per SOPs or with scientists' oversight.
You will assist with general wet lab work and support solid-state materials processing experiments.
You will document daily experiments and communicate completion status using MS Office applications.
You will notice and give feedback for anomalies or unexpected results.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

You are able to handle a dynamic research environment.
You are ready to learn a range of lab skills.
You are flexible and can collaborate on different projects with researchers.
You are comfortable using software for task completion and logging data.

Minimum Requirements:

You have a minimum of a high school diploma with at least 2 years experience in a lab R&D environment or a technical degree from a 2-4 year program.
You are committed to delivering high quality results and share our real passion for our mission.
You can use basic computer software, including Microsoft Office.
Experience in a battery lab is valued, but not a requirement.
Physical Requirements:
Some portion of this job will require working in a glovebox.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

*QuantumScape does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.