R&D Technician, Vacuum Process - Night Shift at QuantumScape | Powderkeg

Location: HQ- San Jose, CA

Employment Type: Full-Time/Part-time

Team: Separator Engineering & Process 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.


Join a department of engineers and technicians taking ground breaking concepts to manufacturing.

Collaborate with engineers to run scaling trials and bring up new equipment and processes.

Learn and maintain SOPs to standardize production.

Keep accurate and detailed laboratory records.

Maintain an inventory of laboratory supplies, and a safe and organized workspace

Shift 4 is Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and alternative Saturdays, 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM.


High school diploma or equivalent.

One year or more of hands-on experience in a laboratory R&D environment with sputtering, evaporation, e-beam, MBE or comparable technology.

Ability to perform work in a cleanroom, 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 25lbs

You love working in a fast-paced, team environment, and learning new skills.

You are committed to delivering high quality results, and share our real passion for our mission.

Clear written and verbal skills to communicate your observations and ideas

Highly Desired:

A technical degree from a 2-year program or more.

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, Vacuum Process - Night Shift
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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