Title:  R&D Technician, Coating

Date:  Jul 4, 2024


Work Location Type:  On-site
Company:  QuantumScape Corporation



We are looking for a diligent R&D Technician to support electrolyte development particularly focusing on film coating technology development and production. Our ideal team member is a skilled research technician, who can work effectively in teams and on their own. We are growing our team with the addition of a motivated individual who is seeking technical challenges and professional growth. 


Shift: Monday - Friday 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM



  • Under tight deadlines, produce, analyze, document and report experimental details, achieving reproducible, high-quality data in a timely and professional manner  

  • Follow SOPs, keep accurate and detailed laboratory records and shift reports  

  • Communicate daily results and summarize progress with engineers or supervisor, verbally or through written shift reports  

  • Troubleshoot, rapidly propose solutions and/or seek help for experimental issues  

  • Maintain laboratory equipment performance and report issues immediately to manager or project engineers  

  • Maintain R&D/Production supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; verifying receipt of supplies and notify engineers on needs 

  • Resolves laboratory problems by consulting with engineers, facility/maintenance personnel  


Minimum Requirements: 

  • High School Diploma and 6+ years of work experience in a fast-paced lab or manufacturing environment requiring high accuracy execution of processes or experiments 

  • Excellent organization and meticulous record-keeping skills 

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications, particularly Excel and Powerpoint  

  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed. 

  • Thrive in a fast-paced research and development environment working with multidisciplinary team and scientists 


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with ceramic processing methods and optical microscopes, polishing, wet chemistry, wet solution coating, e.g. Comma, Doctor Blade, Slot die, etc. 

  • Capable of coordinating with other technicians and research engineers in preparing samples each week to meet project deadlines. 


Physical Requirements: 

Ability to perform work in a clean room, 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  


This position is required to perform these above essential duties and responsibilities onsite at our QS offices. 


Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this role is between $26.88 and $40.96, and a final salary will be determined by the candidate's experience and educational background. QuantumScape also offers an annual bonus and a generous RSU/Equity package as part of its compensation plan. In addition, we do offer a tremendous benefits plan including employee paid health care, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.