R&D Technician, Cell Development (Night Shift)

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


QuantumScape is located in San Jose, California working on new energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and charge rate is enabled by a different chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state of the art laboratory facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, and a strong and clear set of values.
Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy? We are seeking a motivated and conscientious technician to join our Integration team. You will work on a small team to characterize devices after testing and correlate observations with performance in order to inform process improvement. The position requires careful perception and strong interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities:

Carefully and consistently take apart devices, including taking photographs and detailed written/electronic records. Report observations to engineers.
Identify and characterize defects with optical and laser microscopy.
Communicate findings to the larger team.
Balance fast turnaround with detailed investigation of devices.
Maintain a clean, organized lab workspace.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

You are able to quickly learn new skills and enjoy a challenge.
You are organized and notice details and patterns in your work or daily life.
You have the ability to understand and follow procedures independently, but will take initiative to work with the team to improve them.
You ask questions for clarification and understanding as needed.
You have experience with safe laboratory practices.

Minimum Requirements:

One year or more of hands-on, independent laboratory experience in a R&D environment or multi-tasking position and/or degree from a 2-4 year program.
Familiarity with basic computer software, such as MS office suite, and ability to learn additional specialized programs if needed
You love working closely with a team in an energizing environment
You share our real passion for our mission
The current shift for this position is 6:30pm to 6:30am, alternating 3 and 4 day weeks starting on Sunday.
QuantumScape offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and background, a comprehensive benefits package, and an excellent opportunity for growth. We are an equal opportunity employer, 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 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.