R&D Technician - CWW Days (S7) at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

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

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Requirements:

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

Physical Requirements:

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.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    R&D Technician - CWW Days (S7)
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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