Facility Engineer -- Mechanical at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Facilities

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?

We are looking for a Mechanical Facilities Engineer to join our team to help provide mechanical engineering expertise for our five building locations.

In this role your sustaining responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Troubleshooting HVAC systems, Vacuum pumps, Munters, Hydrogen Generators and Chillers.

Systematic problem solving and standardization and optimizing of facility support equipment.

Delivering operational efficiency, maintenance, testing, and facility equipment commissioning solutions.

Provide technical leadership to facility technicians.

Validate contractor request, quotes, and decision-making process.

Responding to power outages/disturbances and leading in the recovery effort.

Drive efforts to develop and improve facility spec’s.

Participate in cross-functional teams as requested supporting projects and capital improvements.

Some travel and occasional weekend engineering support may also be required.

Leading and working in a project team environment is essential.

The successful candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

Help maintain the facilities document control system by ensuring mechanical as-built drawings are incorporated into the master CAD drawings.

Ensure mechanical systems model is up to date and all construction specifications, as-built's, O&M manuals, and submittals are received after project closeout.

Help maintain and organize the document control storage area for fast retrieval of information (drawings, specifications, manuals, etc.).

Work closely with Project Engineers, contractors, and support engineering staff on project design and closeout documentation.

Coordinate and oversee work of external consultant's CAD support; provide design and industrial engineering support on projects.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Minimum education and experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and or facility engineering certification.

You have proven track record in a manufacturing, development, or R&D engineering role for 5+ years.

Thrive in a fast-paced, technically exciting environment and quickly adapt to changes.

Strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with colleagues to solve technical challenges.

Strong data analytical skills.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Highly Desired:

AutoCAD, MS Office Suite.

Experience working within an operation and/or manufacturing teams.

Physical Requirements:

May work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time.

May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist.

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
    Facility Engineer -- Mechanical
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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