Principal Equipment Safety Engineer - Principal Member Technical Staff (PMTS) at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Environment Health & Safety

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

** QuantumScape** is an energy storage technology company located in San Jose, CA , and we are 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 devices. Our ground- breaking technology is based on work done by researchers at Stanford University.

As we expand, we are looking to add a **_Principal Equipment Safety Engineer

  • PMTS_** _ _ to our team. This team member will review equipment and its installation to look for hazards that could cause injury or harm the environment.


  • Apply Safety by Design concepts to new projects and installations
  • Complete equipment and process risk assessments along with regulatory compliance review
  • Integrate safe designs into chemical, mechanical, electrical and robotic safety
  • Lead process hazard analyses during the equipment design and procurement
  • Work with cross-functional teams of scientists, equipment designers, Hardware Maintenance technicians, Facilities engineers, and EHS during the design, installation, and decommissioning of equipment in a rapidly changing environment
  • Assist in the development of policies, training, and written procedures as needed and in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Participate in construction, equipment design and planning meetings and communicate compliance needs and safety requirements
  • Audit and inspect facilities for compliance with applicable regulations; track corrective measures to closure
  • Identify safety and environmental hazards relevant to construction and tool installation and develop and implement mitigation strategies
  • Perform audits and inspections of worksites to ensure compliance with EHS program requirements, prepare technical reports of inspection findings, develop corrective actions, tracks actions to closure
  • Assist in the development of policies, training, and written procedures as needed and in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Participate in Safety Committee and Emergency Response Team activities


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, industrial hygiene/safety, occupational health and safety, or equivalent and experience in relevant technical safety fields
  • Minimum 10 years of experience (MS +8 years experience; or PhD +6 years experience) working with equipment and process safety, including reviewing, testing, and commissioning manufacturing and laboratory equipment
  • Knowledgeable in chemical, mechanical, electrical and robotic safety in addition to developing safe operating procedures


  • Firm understanding of OSHA, NFPA, ANSI, RIA, IBC, and SEMI standards
  • Experience in completing/leading PHAs


  • Work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time
  • Frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist
  • Required to use hand or power tools
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift up to 50 pounds, 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
    Principal Equipment Safety Engineer - Principal Member Technical Staff (PMTS)
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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