Senior Manager, Mechanical Engineering (Automation)

HQ- San Jose, CA /
Manufacturing – Automation /
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

Responsible for the development of a proprietary equipment and leading the mechanical engineering team.

QuantumScape is a start-up located in San Jose, California working on new energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and recharge rate is enabled by a solid-state chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, and a strong and clear set of values. Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy? We're looking for an experienced, highly motivated Mechanical Engineer to develop equipment to process our novel battery materials.

As a highly motivated hands-on working manager of mechanical engineering, you will be responsible for aiding the design, build, test, and manufacture of proprietary equipment and ensuring equipment quality during all phases of the development and implementation.

Your responsibilities include:
Manage and lead a team of engineers. Write, present and maintain detailed and organized documentation around all engineering activities.

Leading & project managing build and testing of new designs and equipment, including daily activities, scheduling, reporting, and budgeting and collaborating with equipment development partners and suppliers to successfully execute.

Partnering with process and design team members to determine the specifications of the equipment. This includes identification of needs, design (concept to detail), prototyping, manufacturing, install, and testing.
Leveraging your previous experience to optimize automation systems and design to support the needs of the manufacturing line.

Minimum Requirements;
Experience and Education
BS or higher degree in mechanical engineering 10+ years' experience with equipment design, automation, and integration from R&D to manufacturing.
3+ years managing a team of junior and highly seasoned engineers.
Experience with AutoDesk Vault PDM or equivalent PDM/PLM systems
Experience with supplier management and collaborating with remote engineering teams

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Advanced knowledge with Inventor, SoildWorks, or equivalent 3D CAD systems and in GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing)

Program management including maintaining schedules, design reviews, budget and resource management.

Excellent communication skills, collaborative and a positive attitude
5-10% travel required


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.