R&D Technician, FIB/SEM

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


Come join us on our mission as we transform energy storage to enable a more sustainable future!​
We are looking for a diligent FIB/SEM Technician for our failure analysis, physical characterization, and process development work. Our ideal team member is a skilled, meticulous microscopist, who can work independently and efficiently in large teams, and is capable of driving projects to completion ahead of schedule

The Role:

FIB/SEM operation for high-volume analysis of samples while delivering high-quality images to meet throughput goals with minimal errors
Responsible for preparing samples; entering and/or uploading data and interpreting and editing test requests
Monitor and record key parameters during tests and apply "on your feet" critical problem skills to consistently deliver reliable, valuable test results
Maintain a clear, concise shift passdown, lab notebook, and equipment maintenance records and work with databases

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Possess at least an AA or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of combined education and experience
2+ years’ experience with SEM/FIB operation
Experience with chemical handling, sample preparations, and hazardous waste disposal

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Motivated by new challenges and embrace learning new techniques and refining existing techniques
Demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness allowing smooth adaptation to a constantly evolving environment and work priorities
Comfortable working with computer quality systems and databases
Autonomous, personable, positive and a good teammate, communicator
Demonstrate a track record of delivering on your commitments under ambitious schedules
You are organized, detail-oriented and a have clear written and verbal communication skills
Ability to working into evenings, weekends and flexibility to cover shift gaps on short notice

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a dry room, fume hood, or glovebox requiring the use of fine motor skills and standing for extended periods of time, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 25 lbs.

Highly Desired:

Experience working with a Li-ion battery or analytical test lab
Experience preparing samples in an inert environment, such as glovebox operations, sample preparation (e.g. electrode depositions)
Experience with TEM lamellae prep
Experience with analytical tools and techniques (optical microscopy, ion milling, XCT)
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.