Senior Mechanical Engineer R&D

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



QuantumScape is a start-up located in San Jose, California working on new battery technology to enable long-range, low price, fast-charging electric vehicles. Our solid-sate, lithium metal battery has a leap in energy density and recharge rate and carries further safety benefits. Our technical leadership position 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, which combine to accelerate progress.
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.

In this role:
You will be responsible for aiding the design, build, test, and manufacture of proprietary equipment and ensuring equipment quality assurance during all phases of the development and implementation.
Reports To: Director, Automation

Your responsibilities include:
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
Using your previous experience to optimize automation systems and design to support the needs of the manufacturing line
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

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

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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.