Principal Mechanical Engineer (Automation and Equipment)

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


QuantumScape is a start-up 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 recharge rate is enabled by a solid-state 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're looking for an experienced, highly motivated Mechanical Engineer to develop equipment to process our novel battery materials.

In this role:

You will be responsible for aiding the design, build, test, and manufacture of proprietary equipment and ensuring equipment quality assurance during all phases of the development and implementation.
Your responsibilities include:
Partnering with process and design team members to determine the specifications of the equipment. This includes identification of needs, design (concept to detail), prototyping, manufacturing, install, and testing.

Leveraging your previous experience to optimize automation systems and design to support the needs of the manufacturing line.

Leading & project managing build and testing of new designs and equipment, including daily activities, scheduling, reporting, and budgeting and collaborating with equipment development partners and suppliers to successfully execute .

Minimum Requirements:
Experience and Education
BS or higher degree in mechanical engineering
10+ years' experience with equipment design, automation, and integration from R&D to manufacturing.
Experience with AutoDesk Vault PDM or equivalent PDM/PLM systems
Experience with supplier management and collaborating with remote engineering teams.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
Advanced knowledge with Inventor, SoildWorks, or equivalent 3D CAD systems and in GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing).

Excellent communication skills, collaborative and a positive attitude
5-10% travel required.

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 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.

*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.