Senior Member of Technical Staff, Cathode Process

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Materials Development /
Full-Time/Part-time
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 Cathode Process Engineer to join our team to help drive electrode preparation activities to efficient sustain, improve methods and support development of new processing techniques to increase product performance and reliability.

Responsibilities:

Run baseline production to sustain and continuously improve existing electrode preparation processes.
Define performance requirements and technical specifications to support of new process development to improve performance and/or form factors aligned with our technology roadmap.
Analyze and efficient 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 metrics to supervise the process capabilities and device performance.
Work in accordance with all safety procedures.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

You possess a M.S. in engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical or related engineering fields.
You have proven track record in a manufacturing or development engineering role for 5+ years where you played a crucial role in defining design and process requirements.
You have worked on a project where you had to own the work of others for 2 years.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Self-motivated, having a track record of learning new skills and techniques and applying those to achieve result.
Deep understanding on LIB structure and process.
Thrive in a fast paced, technically exciting environment and quickly adapt to changes.
Strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with colleagues to solve technical challenges.
Strong data analytical skills
Familiar with statistical process control methods
Aggressive and results driven approach to problem-solving
Strong interpersonal skills

Highly Desired:

Experience working within an operation and/or manufacturing teams
Practical knowledge of six sigma methodologies is a plus.
Experience working on Lithium ion battery development.
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.