R&D Technician, Cell Development

HQ- San Jose, CA /
R&D – Cell Development /
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 energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and charge rate is enabled by a different 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? As a part of our Cell Development team, you will develop cell prototypes, test platforms, and production processes to help put this technology on the road.

Description:

Build cell (pouch, coin, Swagelok) prototypes of next-generation batteries in conjunction with electrical qualification
Collaborate with battery scientists and engineers to carry out cutting-edge experiments
Use your attention to detail to identify issues with equipment/materials, and help improve cell processing steps
Improve SOPs to increase efficiency and quality
Organize and communicate findings to the larger team
Maintain a clean, organized lab workspace
Communicate results and update daily progress

Experience and education:

One year or more of hands-on, independent laboratory experience in a R&D environment or multi-tasking position and/or degree from a 2-4 year program.
> 2 years’ experience in the battery industry

Skills and Knowledge:

Proficiency in MS office suite, and ability to learn additional specialized programs
Proficient in safe laboratory practices especially in handling powders, solvents and chemicals
Organized in recording and managing experimental activity
Ability to communicate clearly and openly; strong affinity for teamwork
You love working closely with a team in an energizing environment
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.