Member of Technical Staff - Process Engineer at QuantumScape
San Jose, CA, US
We are looking for an engineer with a minimum 5 years of experience in milling and/or coating to join our team to drive continuous improvement efforts of existing methods and support development of new materials processing techniques that will increase product performance and reliability.
 
In this role you will:
 
Own and continuously improve existing milling and coating processes.
Define performance requirements and technical specifications to develop new processing methods for optimizing performance 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.
Work in accordance with all safety procedures.
 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
 
You possess a B.S. in ceramic, materials, chemical, 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.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
 
B.S. or higher degree in ceramic, materials, chemical, mechanical, or process engineering.
Self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques.
Thrive in a fast-paced, technically exciting environment and quickly adapt to changes.
Strong communicator that enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve technical challenges.
Able and willing to travel domestically up to 20% and internationally if needed.
 
Highly Desired:
 
Experience working within an operations and/or manufacturing teams.
Practical knowledge of six sigma methodologies is a plus.
Knowledge of milling and mixing equipment.
Knowledge of slot-die equipment, drying equipment, and other roll-to-roll processes.
Experience developing and tooling to deliver results on time and within budget.
Experience working in multi-functional teams delivering breakthrough process improvements.
Experience in leading junior engineers and technicians on multiple shifts.
 
Physical Requirements:
 
May work with airtight isolation chambers 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.