R&D Technician, Cell at QuantumScape
San Jose, CA, US
We are seeking a motivated and conscientious technician to join our Cell Engineering team. You will work with a small team to assemble devices and correlate observations with performance in order to inform process improvement. 
Executing SOP's and product/process specifications to precisely and consistently assemble cell devices in a prototype facility, fixture assemblies and perform mechanical tests. 
Periodically auditing the process to ensure high-quality electrode and cells. 
The assembly process involves handling chemicals with proper PPE
Monitoring and recording key parameters during assembly. You will communicate discrepancies found in prototype assembly lines to the team lead
Maintaining and minor troubleshooting and repair of equipment and accurately documenting calibration and maintenance records
Clearly and concisely communicating task completion status to your team members and manager through verbal and written pass-downs using MS Office applications (Excel, Outlook and OneNote)
Material inventory control
Conducting minor equipment troubleshooting
Maintaining a clean work-space and safe work environment
Minimum Requirements:
Education & Experience:
A high-school diploma and five years’ experience as a technician in a dynamic R&D environment with at least two years’ working with prototype assembly in a lab using precision equipment such as jigs, fixtures, die sets, and semi-automated assembly equipment
Knowledge, Skills&Abilities:
You're comfortable working with computer applications and using databases for entering and searching for information.
You can deliver on throughput and quality expectations under tight schedules. 
You are flexible and can adapt to a fast-changing environment and work priorities
You're comfortable working with computers: quality systems, databases and MS Office products
You are eager to learn new techniques and have demonstrated the ability to learn and apply new skills
You are autonomous, personable, positive and a good team member
You are organized, thorough and have clear written and verbal communication skills
You're able to work independently, but also enjoy working with a team
Able and willing work evenings, weekends with rand flexible to work overtime on short notice.
Ability to perform work in a 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.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time while performing hands-on work
Any of the following areas are a plus! 
A two-year technical degree
Experience working within a Li ion Battery lab
Gloveboxes, fume hoods or dryroom operations
Ultrasonic welding, sealing equipment, weigh balance, toggle presses and electrolyte pipette dispensing
Battery assembly including slurry and electrode preparation 
Using JMP software