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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.

Description:

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. Are you passionate about research and excited about new technologies? We are looking for a diligent R&D Technician to support electrolyte development. Our ideal team member is a skilled research technician, who can work effectively in teams and on their own. We are growing our team with the addition of a motivated individual who is seeking technical challenges and professional growth. As an R&D technician on our team, you'll help support our groundbreaking experiments!

Shift:

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.

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

This role requires working onsite at our campus in San Jose, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Under tight deadlines, produce, analyze, document, and report experimental details, achieving reproducible, high-quality data in a timely and professional manner.
  • Follow SOPs, keep accurate and detailed laboratory records and shift reports.
  • Document daily experiments and communicate completion status using MS Office applications.
  • Work closely with engineers and other technicians to maintain a reliable process.
  • Maintain R&D-Production supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; verifying receipt of supplies and advise engineers on needs.
  • Troubleshoot, rapidly propose solutions and/or seek help for experimental issues by coordinating with engineers, facility/maintenance personnel.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3+ years of work experience in a fast-paced lab or manufacturing environment requiring high accuracy execution of processes or experiments.
  • Excellent organization and meticulous record-keeping skills.
  • Attention to details; follow procedures to efficiently run equipment and handle chemicals safely.
  • Basic computer software skills, including Microsoft Office and a browser to accurately record and analyze data.
  • A commitment to delivering high quality results. & Adaptability to constantly evolving processes.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with ceramic processing methods, wet chemistry, high temperature furnaces, and materials characterization-measurement tools (e.g. optical microscopes, viscometer).
  • Capable of coordinating with other technicians and research engineers in preparing samples each week to meet project deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform work in a general lab, clean room, glovebox, 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.

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.