Battery Abuse Test Engineer

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

Are you passionate for test, excited about new technology and driven for success? Then do we have a position for you!
In response to fast-growing need for data, we are building a new battery abuse test lab.

We are seeking an expert and diligent senior Battery Test Engineer to join our team!

The Role:
This role is to help QuantumScape achieve success by supporting the development of a commercial cell product. You will be establishing a new lab to conduct abuse and reliability tests on our product. This includes designing the lab, specifying equipment, working with vendors and our procurement team to source the equipment, install and validate the equipment. The successful candidate will specify operating procedures and provide training for technicians in the operation of the equipment and also work with our IS team to establish data collection and analysis.

Minimum Requirements:

Education & Experience
A minimum of a bachelors degree in electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering. In order to be successful in this senior role, you are likely to have at least five years experience of test development in an R&D or product development environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The successful candidate will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and abilities that will be used in this position:
excellent familiarity with automated test development including specification, procurement and validation;
experience in the development and execution of reliability testing;
good organizational skills and careful attention to details;
 good analytical skills for making independent decisions based on data;
motivation for success.

Any of the following are a plus.
In addition to the above, the following will help achieve success:
familiarity with battery abuse testing (thermal, mechanical shock, electrical stress);
knowledge of secondary (rechargeable) battery components and electrical characteristics.

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.