R&D Technician (Shift 7, Backend Days)

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Separator Engineering & Process Development /
/ On-site
QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future.


You will collaborate with a team of technicians, engineers and scientist to scale-up manufacturing processes. Trained to work on automation equipment and with high temperature processing equipment. You love a fast-paced, team partnership, and learning new skills. The work will be in cleanroom environment, process, product and individual safety is of utmost importance. Working in shifts to operate 24/7 manufacturing.

Shift 7: Thursday-Saturday & Every Other Wednesday from 630am-630pm

Minimum Requirements:

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent and one year or more of hands-on experience in a laboratory R&D or Manufacturing environment.
Ability to perform work in a cleanroom, dry room or fume hood that requires the use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 15 lbs.
Committed to a team who will deliver high quality results and share our real passion for our mission.
Clear written and verbal skills to communicate your observations and ideas and collaborate with colleagues to tackle technical challenges.
Self-motivated and prosper in a fast paced, technically stimulating environment and quickly adapt to changes and achieve results.


2 plus years’ experience in the battery, solar, disk drive, or coatings industry.
You have a consistent record in a manufacturing or development engineering role for 3+ years where you played a meaningful role in high-temperature manufacturing and commissioning of startup processes.

$24 - $48 an hour
The hourly rate offered will be based on which level the Technician is hired into at QuantumScape (Technician 1-5). QuantumScape also offers an annual bonus and a generous RSU/Equity package as part of its compensation plan. In addition, we do offer a tremendous benefits plan including employee paid health care, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.
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.