R&D Technician, Interface (Swing shift)

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

Are you passionate about energy storage and ready to contribute in the race for a better battery? QuantumScape is a well-funded start-up located in San Jose, California, and is working on a revolutionary solid-state battery technology for energy storage. We are seeking a motivated and diligent swing-shift technician to support all solid-state battery development, and work with the team to tackle exciting and challenging materials problems.


Handle battery materials in glovebox / dry room / fume hood with proper PPE
Operate coating and laminating equipment, including setup, cleanup, troubleshooting, and minor maintenance
Perform basic assembly of battery cells; align and stack battery components
Prepare, weigh, package, document samples for materials test
Fabricate and maintain test jigs and fixtures
Work with scientists and engineers to sustain and contiuously improve the process
Accurately and timely document experiment details and pass downs
Shift Tue to Sat, 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Basic Requirements

Associate degree with five years of experience in a manufacturing or production environments
Use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time; standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands.
Thrive under pressure! Adapt to constantly evolving processes and enjoy learning new techniques
Phenomenal attention to details; follow procedures to efficiently run equipment and handle chemicals safely
Love working closely with a team in an energizing and fast-paced environment; you share our passion for making the best batteries
Clear written and verbal skills to logically communicate observations and thought processes

Nice to haves

Proven experience in machine shops
Experience in making electrical gadgets / mechanical devices and repairs; hobby or professional
Knowledge in handling etchants, acids and bases, molten salts
Experience of working in gloveboxes
Experience in powder process, e.g. batching, mixing, milling, spraying
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.