Member of Technical Staff, Baseline Process Engineer

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

QuantumScape is an 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 paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. We are backed by top VC firms and our ground-breaking technology is based on work done by researchers at Stanford University.
We are looking for a Baseline Process Engineer to join our team and drive continuous improvement efforts of existing methods and support development of new materials processing techniques to increase product performance and reliability.

In this role you will:

Own and continuously improving existing coating, stacking and sintering processes
Define performance requirements and technical specifications to develop new processing methods to improve performance and/or form factors aligned with our technology roadmap.
Test hypotheses by applying your knowledge of engineering statistics and design of experiment concepts to methodically plan and execute process experiments and yield conclusive results.
Analyze and optimally communicate your results to management.
Develop and maintain drawings, operating procedures, and work instructions.
Develop coating and lamination processes and establish requirements and physical specifications.
Develop tools and processes to stack and assemble thin films to meet specifications.
Drive the development of fixtures, secondary tooling and QC test equipment.
Technology transfer to in-house or 3rd party functional groups.
Work in accordance with all safety procedures.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

You possess a B.S. in ceramic engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical or process engineering
You have proven ability in a manufacturing or development engineering role for 3+ years where you played a crucial role in defining design and process requirements.
You have worked on a project where you had to manage the work of others for 2 years.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques and applying those to achieve result.
Thrive in a fast paced, technically exciting environment and quickly adapt to changes.
Strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with colleagues to solve technical challenges.
Able and willing to travel domestically up to 20%.

Highly Desired:

MS or higher degree in materials, mechanical, Ceramic, electrical or chemical engineering
Experience working within an operations and/or manufacturing teams
Practical knowledge of six sigma methodologies is a plus.
High temperature furnace or processing experience
Experience developing and tooling to deliver results on time and within budget.
Experience working in multi-functional teams delivering breakthrough process improvements.
Experience of leading junior level engineers or technicians

Physical Requirements:

May work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time.
May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist.
May be required to use hand or power tools.
Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push and extend arms.
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.