Senior Coating Process Engineer - SMTS 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.

We are developing batteries that will power the next generation of transportation. Do you want to learn about and work on a critical part of the future energy economy? As part of our Advanced Research team, you will scout the frontier of our technology to seek high-risk, high-reward projects. You will work with the CTO plus a small team to prototype new sophisticated fabrication methods, equipment, and production processes to integrate our technology on the road to a highly scaled GigaBattery Factory.

You are an engineer who loves moving quickly and working on cutting edge technologies. You are a good communicator and an outstanding teammate. You seek out challenges and learning opportunities, and want to work in a startup environment: a fast pace energizes you, you can wear several hats and pitch in where needed. You are creative and high energy.


  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or Polymer Science

  • Minimum 5 years' experience with flexible webs or polymers, preferentially in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge in some or all the following flexible web converting fields: flexographic, rotogravure, and /or lithographic printing; adhesive and /or extrusion lamination, /or labeling

  • Experience working in a lab

  • Experience transitioning from a lab to production environment


  • MS in an Engineering Field

  • Familiarity with data processing and/or statistics at the undergraduate level

  • Practical and/or theoretical understanding of winding of flexible materials

  • Background in quality management systems

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills

  • Experience in materials characterization techniques (XRD, SEM, and the like)

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications


  • Prepare and measure prototypes in a laboratory by working hands-on

  • Perform preliminary data analysis and prepare reports for colleagues

  • Support battery scaling projects with technical expertise relating to flexible web converting and end use applications

  • Provide hands-on support to identify, develop and implement quality processes and system improvements to increase output yields

  • Management of projects as assigned

  • Audit and measure product performance against standards or process requirements as defined

  • Advise, execute, and monitor preventative and corrective actions to ensure that quality standards are attained


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
    Senior Coating Process Engineer - SMTS
  • Company
  • Location
    San Jose, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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