Associate Process Engineer, Cell Process Improvement at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Yield/Process Enhancement

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

Quantumscape is a start-up located in San Jose, California working on new energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and charge rate is enabled by a different chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state-of-the-art facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, an outstanding team, and a strong and clear set of values.

Do you want to be a part of this critical part of the future energy economy? As a member of the Cell Process Improvement team, you will work with multi- functional teams -- cell assembly and production processes meet custom hardware design -- to actually put this technology on the road. We do what it takes to make Quantumscape's fundamental technological breakthroughs into a commercial cell.


Work with R&D teams to bring the latest innovations to our production process.

Develop new cell assembly processes to hit yield and throughput targets.

Improve existing processes to eliminate known failure modes.

Collect and analyze cell process and electrical data to inform our performance and reliability improvement efforts.

Communicate results with the broader team.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Solid understanding of science and/or engineering fundamentals.

Experience with process design.

Understanding of various Physical Analysis and Characterization methods and how to interpret results.

Proficiency in at least one type of scripting or data analysis language (e.g., Python, R, JMP, MATLAB, etc.).

You learn and adapt quickly.

You have strong communication and interpersonal skills.

You love working closely with a team in a fast-paced and energizing environment.

Minimum Requirements:

B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics, Material Science, or a related field.

Experience conducting experiments in a laboratory setting or working on a production line.

You share our real passion for our mission!

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 Process Engineer, Cell Process Improvement
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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