Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Metrology Pilot Line at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Manufacturing Metrology

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 recharge rate is enabled by solid-state chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, and a strong and clear set of values.

Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy?

We are looking for motivated problem-solvers to develop, scale and implement metrology solutions for our solid-state battery pilot line manufacturing. In this role, you will develop metrology solutions that can help tackle process challenges in scaling up from R&D to Pilot Line.

Responsibilities will include:

Partner with process, yield, and product engineers to develop innovative metrology (Film and Defects) solutions that proactively detect yield problems early in the line.

Explore and implement new detection platforms that can scale beyond pilot line.

Continuously refine and improve the capability of existing metrology tools.

Own and drive metrology/defect metrology roadmap for pilot line and beyond.

Detect, analyze, classify and eliminate defects in the process.

Establish correlation between metrology findings with the end of line cell performance.

Partner across various departments to drive cohesive learning and multi- functional problem-solving in battery development and manufacturing process.

Document SOP and train technicians and engineers in various customer areas.

Education & Experience:

BS/MS/PhD degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Statistics.

10 years of metrology experience in Development and HVM environment; experience in defining metrics and spec limits.

Proficiency with Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments (DOE) and measurement system analysis (MSA).

Proficiency in statistical analysis software such as JMP and SQL database query; experience with six sigma methodology.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

Ability to acquire new skills and grow within the organization.

Deliver results in a multifaceted environment with tight project schedules.

Clear and effective communications to coworkers, vendors and operators.

Clear written and verbal skills to logically communicate ideas and thought processes.

Able to multi-task with excellent time management skills.

Strive to identify, contain and eliminate the root cause of complicated process challenges through structured problem-solving approach.

Safe laboratory practices, especially in handling chemicals; able to work in glovebox, dry room and fume hood .

Preferred Skills:

Experience with continuous processes, such as roll-to-roll and inline inspection.

Expertise with image analysis software and related coding skills (Python, Javascript, R, etc.) to process large data sets.

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
    Consulting Member of the Technical Staff, Metrology Pilot Line
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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