Title:  Senior R&D Technician

Date:  Jun 14, 2024


Work Location Type:  On-site
Company:  QuantumScape Corporation

QuantumScape developed the industry’s first anode-less cell design, which delivers high energy density while lowering material costs and simplifying manufacturing. Our innovative battery cell technology can store energy more efficiently and reliably than today’s lithium-ion batteries.


Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.


Are you passionate about clean energy and ready to contribute to the race for a better battery? We are seeking a motivated and diligent technician to support all solid-state battery development, and work with the team to tackle exciting materials challenges.


Shift: Tues-Sat 3pm-11:30pm



  • Monitor and log key parameters during tests; clear lab notebook keeping and database interactions
  • Lead operations of materials mixing, loading, tool assembly/disassembly, and cleaning with full attention to standard operating procedure (SOP) details, including setup, cleanup, and troubleshooting.
  • Work closely with engineers and other technicians to continuously improve the process.
  • Calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting and minor repairs of process tools



  • An Associate degree with 4+ years of experience in R&D laboratory or manufacturing environments OR High School Diploma and 10+ years of experience
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Able to work on Tues-Sat 6am-2:30pm and willing to work overtime on short notice
  • Hand-on experience in R&D lab
  • Must be tech savvy with the ability to operate machine software
  • Knowledge of safe laboratory practices, especially in handling chemicals
  • Ability to perform work in a glovebox, dry room or fume hood
  • Motivated to learn new techniques and refine existing techniques
  • Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Motivated and capable of working independently and within a team
  • Outlook, SharePoint and MS Office


Nice to haves

  • Experience working within a battery lab or in gloveboxes, fume hoods or dry room


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



Compensation & Benefits: The hourly wage for this role is between $33.46 and $50.00, and a final hourly wage 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.


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.