Location: HQ- San Jose, CA
Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time
Team: Electrolyte Development
Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.
QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future.
We are looking for a diligent R&D Technician to support electrolyte development. Our ideal team member is a skilled research technician, who can work effectively in teams and on their own. The current schedule for this position is a Compressed Work Week Day shift (Thursday through Saturday and every other Wednesday).
Under tight deadlines, produce, analyze, document, and report experimental details, achieving reproducible, high-quality data in a timely and professional manner
Execute experiments and DOEs by accurately following verbal and/or written instructions, including SOPs.
Keep accurate and detailed laboratory records and shift reports
Communicate daily results and summarize progress with engineers or supervisor, verbally or through written shift reports
Troubleshoot, rapidly propose solutions and/or seek help for experimental issues
Maintain laboratory equipment performance and report issues immediately to manager or project engineers
Maintain R&D laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; verifying receipt of supplies and notify engineers on needs
Resolves laboratory problems by consulting with engineers, facility/maintenance personnel
Two years of work experience in a fast-paced lab or manufacturing environment requiring high accuracy execution of processes or experiments
Excellent organization and meticulous record-keeping skills
Proficiency with MS Office applications, particularly Excel and Powerpoint
Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed
Thrive in a fast-paced research and development environment working with multidisciplinary team and scientists
Experience with ceramic processing methods and optical microscopes, polishing, wet chemistry, higher temperature furnaces
Capable of coordinating with other technicians and research engineers in preparing samples each week to meet project deadlines
Ability to perform work in a clean room, glovebox, dry room or fume hood that requires the use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands and lifting up to 15 lbs.
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.