Member of Technicial Staff, Baseline Process Engineer at QuantumScape
San Jose, CA, US
Own and continuously improving existing coating, stacking and sintering processes
Define performance requirements and technical specifications to develop new processing methods to improve performance and/or form factors aligned with our technology roadmap.
Test hypotheses by applying your knowledge of engineering statistics and design of experiment concepts to methodically plan and execute process experiments and yield conclusive results.
Analyze and optimally communicate your results to management.
Develop and maintain drawings, operating procedures, and work instructions.
Develop coating and lamination processes and establish requirements and physical specifications.
Develop tools and processes to stack and assemble thin films to meet specifications.
Drive the development of fixtures, secondary tooling and QC test equipment.
Technology transfer to in-house or 3rd party functional groups.
Work in accordance with all safety procedures.
 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
 
You possess a B.S. in ceramic engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical or process engineering
You have proven ability in a manufacturing or development engineering role for 3+ years where you played a crucial role in defining design and process requirements.
You have worked on a project where you had to manage the work of others for 2 years.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques and applying those to achieve result.
Thrive in a fast paced, technically exciting environment and quickly adapt to changes.
Strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with colleagues to solve technical challenges.
Able and willing to travel domestically up to 20%.
 
Highly Desired:
 
MS or higher degree in materials, mechanical, Ceramic, electrical or chemical engineering
Experience working within an operations and/or manufacturing teams
Practical knowledge of six sigma methodologies is a plus.
High temperature furnace or processing experience
Experience developing and tooling to deliver results on time and within budget.
Experience working in multi-functional teams delivering breakthrough process improvements.
Experience of leading junior level engineers or technicians
 
Physical Requirements:
 
May work with airtight isolation chambers and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time.
May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist.
May be required to use hand or power tools.
Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push and extend arms.