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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

R&D Technician (Temporary)



California, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 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.


You will collaborate with a team of technicians, engineers and scientist to scale-up manufacturing processes. Trained to work on automation equipment and with high temperature processing equipment. You love a fast-paced, team partnership, and learning new skills. The work will be in cleanroom environment, process, product and individual safety is of utmost importance. Working in shifts to operate 24/7 manufacturing.

A few notes on these openings:

* These openings will be hired as a Contractor/Temporary positions, and these are projected to be long term assignments.

* This position will need to train during a Monday-Friday 8am-5pm day shift schedule for about 4-6 weeks. At that time, the employee can transition into one of the following night shifts:

Shift 4: Sunday- Tuesday and Every Other Saturday from 630pm-630am

Minimum Requirements:

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent and one year or more of hands-on experience in a laboratory R&D or Manufacturing environment.

Ability to perform work in a cleanroom, dry room or fume hood that requires the use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 15 lbs.

Committed to a team who will deliver high quality results and share our real passion for our mission.

Clear written and verbal skills to communicate your observations and ideas and collaborate with colleagues to tackle technical challenges.

Self-motivated and prosper in a fast paced, technically stimulating environment and quickly adapt to changes and achieve results.

This role is require to work onsite at our campus in San Jose


2 plus years’ experience in the battery, solar, disk drive, or coatings industry.

You have a consistent record in a manufacturing or development engineering role for 3+ years where you played a meaningful role in high-temperature manufacturing and commissioning of startup processes.

Compensation & Benefits:

Hourly rate range for this role is $22-36/hr and will be determined by the candidate's experience and educational background.

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.