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Coating Engineer

QuantumScape

QuantumScape

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.

Position Title: Member of Technical Staff, Coating Engineer

Reports to: Principal Engineer

Location: Onsite, San Jose, CA

What are we looking for: We are looking for a dedicated engineer to join our team to support process development and continuous improvement activities. In this role, you will have the opportunity to continuously improve slurry preparation, coating, printing, lamination, and sintering processes as well as support the development of new processing methods.

Responsibilities:

Provide technical support to wet solution coating operations, monitor processes, solve production problems, improve coating quality and spot equipment deficiencies.

Sustain baseline operations and quickly adopt new techniques to improve the efficiency and quality of the process.

Work towards reducing variability in our current processes.

Maintain safety stock of key raw materials, conduct incoming quality control (IQC), purchase and manage essential spare parts for the equipment.

Driving process control innovation in collaboration with senior members with in person meetings

Documenting processes and preparing progress reports.

Work in accordance with all safety procedures.

Minimum requirements:

  • B.S. in Ceramics Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent, with 3 years experiences in related industries or MS + 1 year of related experience.

  • You have contributed to a hands-on design project and/or conducted experiments in a laboratory and pilot line setting.

  • Your time-management and organizational skills allow you to balance multiple high-impact projects.

  • You share a real passion for our mission.

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of engineering fundamentals, material science, statistical process control.

  • Proficient in safe laboratory practices especially in handling powders, solvents, and chemicals. Hands-on experience in a wet chemistry laboratory environment.

  • Experience in using at least one type of engineering software (e.g., JMP, MATLAB/python/R, etc.)

  • Learn and adapt quickly.

  • Respond to challenges with solutions.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

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 $107,400-$155,700, 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.