MTS/SMTS Mechanical Design Engineer at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Team: R&D; Hardware Engineering

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

QuantumScape is seeking a Mechanical or Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our growing team to support the design and development of critical process equipment. The position will focus on hands-on hardware design and development with the goal of identifying scalable concepts for volume production.

We are a stealth start-up energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. If successful, the technology could revolutionize the industry. We are backed by top VC firms and based on work done by researchers at Stanford University.

Do you enjoy a meaningful and creative environment where you can excel and autonomously solve difficult problems? We are looking to grow our team with the addition of a motivated individual who is seeking technical challenges and professional growth.

This role includes the creation of mechanical designs to accomplish specific process goals, iterative hands-on design / verification, and the emphasis on scalable equipment design.

You will work in concert with other engineers and scientists and will be responsible for driving and completing assigned projects through all stages of the design process, including specification, design, prototyping, assembly and testing.

Experience and education

BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field

2-10 years of work experience

Experience in mechanical design

Key Technical Qualifications:

Experience with mechanism, hardware, and/or equipment design

Demonstrated knowledge of component manufacturing (machining, 3D printing, sheet metal forming)

Proficient with 3D CAD (Autodesk Inventor preferred, but applicants with experience using other similar CAD systems, such as Solidworks, will also be seriously considered)

Experience with basic machine shop equipment (mill, lathe, drill press, etc.)

Additional Qualifications:

High level of creativity and energy

A demonstrated capability to innovate

A strong passion for mechanical design and working with your hands

Excellent communication and teamwork skills

Strong presentation skills

Project management skills

Desire to work in a fast-paced environment

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
    MTS/SMTS Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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