Cell Process Improvement, Senior Mechanical Engineer 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 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.


Bridge the gap between process needs and hardware possibilities; specify cell assembly tool requirements to hardware team and external vendors.

Perform acceptance tests and develop processes with new cell assembly tools.

Develop tools and processes to improve manufacturing throughput while maintaining cell performance.

Design and execute experiments to evaluate new tools/processes and bring them to our production line

Work with a team to root cause and address problem statements.

Communicate results to the broader team.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Proficient with 3D CAD software (Inventor, Solidworks, or similar) for the design of complex mechanical or mechatronic assemblies.

Understanding of design for manufacturability.

Knowledge of statistical process control and repeatability/reproducibility techniques.

Experience designing, developing or working with tooling for precision processes.

Experience designing, programming, or working with robotic systems is a plus.

You learn and adapt quickly.

You have explained or presented your projects and progress in team settings.

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

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering or a related field and 2+ years of work experience or B.S. and 5+ years of work experience.

You share a 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
    Cell Process Improvement, Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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