Equipment Engineer - Manufacturing Operations at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Operations Engineering

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

Quantumscape is 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 learn about and work in the future energy economy? Quantumscape is looking for an Equipment Engineer to help start up our QS-0 battery factory in San Jose. The ideal candidate will have experience designing, installing, and maintaining Manufacturing equipment in the chemical, semiconductor, ceramic, or battery industries.


Drive design, development and commissioning ramp of complex and custom high speed automated manufacturing equipment

Tests and validates new designs and equipment.

Lead the installation, modification, upgrade, and maintenance planning of manufacturing equipment.

Maintain current records on equipment manufacturers’ technical notices, upgrades, and safety issues.

Establish parts inventory, research second source options to support equipment.

Establish programs and solutions for increasing uptime and for equipment problems that affect the manufacturing process.

Provide technical support to the manufacturing equipment repair and process engineering organizations.

Work with equipment vendors to ensure tool support is being provided during line down situations

Provide troubleshooting support for sophisticated issues and address root causes.

Supports TPM practices including TPM metrics, WS health reports, CIP items, MTAGs, MOP documents and restoration guides.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

MS or BS in Engineering or equivalent proven experience working as a Sr Equipment Technician. Other engineering or related fields may be considered.

Basic knowledge of the main utility systems supplied by the Facilities group.

Knowledge of AC/DC circuits, including fundamentals of electricity, and basic electronic components and circuits.

Strong mechanical aptitude to enable understanding of mechanical systems.

Know SPC principles such as improving Cpk and reducing defectivity baselines and how the equipment affects SPC performance.

Understand how process control programs and manufacturing execution systems interact.

Strong skills to work in a matrix organization with excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing, and negotiation skills required.

Experience working with an international community, especially with overseas suppliers who are non-native English speakers.

To ensure the ongoing health and safety of our team members, effective January 4th, 2022, QuantumScape will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before their first day of employment. QuantumScape will seek to accommodate individuals with qualifying disabilities or medical conditions that contraindicate the vaccination, or who object to being vaccinated on the basis of a sincerely held religious belief or practice.

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
    Equipment Engineer - Manufacturing Operations
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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