Associate Member of Technical Staff - Materials Development at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: Materials Development

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

Come join us on our mission as we redefine energy storage to enable a balanced future.

We are a located in San Jose, California with a new energy storage technology that will allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. We have enabled a step-change in performance with a different chemistry and cell architecture that also benefits safety.

Are you passionate for test, excited about new material technology and driven for success? Then we do have a position for you. In response to fast-growing need for data, we are building our material development team. We are seeking an authoritative and diligent material development engineer to join our existing team.

What you will do:

Develop new materials and process, and integrate them into a robust and scalable electrochemical devices;

Characterize the physical and (electro-)chemical properties of these new materials using innovative analytical methods;

Design and complete experiments to evaluate the effectiveness of the newly developed materials and integration processes;

Collaborate with a team of scientists and engineers to develop processing methods for groundbreaking battery materials.

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Share a passion for our mission;

Have a solid understanding of materials sciences and chemistry fundamentals;

Rely on data to support technical decisions and ability to clearly explain technical issues;

Proactive to challenge and learn new things;

Possess a high level of attention to details;

Enjoy working as part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team with strong documentation and social skills.

Minimum requirements:

You have a Bachelor's degree in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related technical field.

Hands on experience of working in the lab.

Any of the following are a plus:

– Experience with Statistical Process Control;

– Experience in physio-chemical analytical methods;

– Working or intern experience in inorganic ceramic material synthesis and processing for battery applications;

Physical Requirements:

–May work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 50-60% of the time;

–May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist;

–May be required to use hand or power tools;

–Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push and extend arms;

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.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Associate Member of Technical Staff - Materials Development
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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