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QuantumScape

QuantumScape

California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

QuantumScape developed the industry’s first anode-less cell design, which delivers high energy density while lowering material costs and simplifying manufacturing. Our innovative battery cell technology can store energy more efficiently and reliably than today’s lithium-ion batteries.

Description:

We are looking for a Process Engineer to be an integral part of our team, contributing significantly to the advancement of all-solid state battery technology. In this role, you will collaborate closely with equipment suppliers to design and operate tools, fine-tune process variables for optimization, and facilitate the smooth transfer of the stabilized process.

Responsibilities:

  • Spearhead the development, establishment, and scaling up of processes for all-solid-state battery electrodes.
  • Assess material properties, using physical analysis techniques and electrochemical testing.
  • Calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting and minor repairs of the process tools.
  • Improve scalability by automating manual procedures and adapting equipment for efficient process scale-up.
  • Participate in design and safety reviews to comprehend technical specifications of equipment.
  • Create and implement test methods, including powder rheology testing, product mechanical testing, and microscopic imaging, to analyze product characteristics, material quality, and process feasibility.
  • Facilitate the transfer of processes to manufacturing by developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) and conducting training sessions for engineers and technicians.
  • Establish documentation and procedures for product sampling, testing, and data tracking systems.
  • Utilize excellent interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate closely with internal and external collaborators.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • MS degree in Material Science, Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical engineering and 1+ years of experience OR BS degree and 3+ years of related experience
  • In depth knowledge in electrochemistry and material science
  • Hand-on experience in device fabrication and characterizations
  • Love working closely with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Rely on data to make technical decisions and ability to clearly explain technical issues
  • Well organized, attention to details and high project management skills

Nice to Haves

  • Background in the battery industry
  • Proficient in electrical and mechanical design
  • Demonstrated expertise in hands-on troubleshooting of mechanical systems
  • Proficient programming skills and statistical analysis

This position is required to perform these above essential duties and responsibilities onsite at our QS offices.

Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this role is between $107,200 and $163,500 and a final salary will be determined by the candidate's experience and educational background. 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.