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Process Engineer - Separator Engineering & Process Development

Company: QuantumScape Corporation
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Process Engineer - Separator Engineering & Process Development Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future. QuantumScape is an energy storage technology company, located in San Jose, California, and we are working on a fundamental disruption in the field of energy storage. We seek to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. We are backed by top VC firms and our ground-breaking technology is based on work done by researchers at Stanford University. We are looking for a Process Engineer to join our team to help drive pilot line scale up activities with design engineering, facilities and equipment suppliers to optimally install, and commission new process lines and support development of new processing techniques to increase product performance and reliability. Role & Responsibilities Own and continuously improve stacking, sintering and product quality 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 hypothesis 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 sintering and product stacking processes and establish requirements and physical specifications. Understand the critical product requirements at different process stages and derive vital process variables that drive improvement to product quality. Establish documentation and procedures for product sampling, product testing, product data tracking systems for continuous processes. Maintain process log and work to track changes during shifts that have an influence on product quality. Establish equipment calibration standards and maintain to ensure data repeatability. Establish and maintain product quality testing and classifications of defects. Coordinating with other processes functions upstream and downstream and identifying areas of improvement for improving process and product yield. Identify process deviations and identify projects to improve the CPVs for yield improvement. Knowledge of statistical analysis software JMP and/ or Minitab preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Required Qualifications You possess a B.S. in materials science, ceramic, chemical engineering, mechanical or related engineering and science fields. You have proven track record in a manufacturing or development engineering role for 3+ years where you played a crucial role in high temperature manufacturing and commissioning of startup processes. Self-motivated and have a track record of learning new skills and techniques and applying those to achieve results. Thrive in a fast paced, technically exciting environment and quickly adapt to changes. Strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with colleagues to solve technical challenges. Preferred Knowledge Skills & Abilities MS or higher degree in ceramic, chemical, or electrical engineering Experience in Lean six sigma analysis and define CPVs for improving yield. Experience in QMS, quality engineering tools such as, measurement system analysis, Gage R&R, SPC, Process control plan, traceability systems, process capability analysis. Aggressive and results driven approach to problem-solving Strong interpersonal skills Experience working within an operations and/or manufacturing teams. Knowledge of high temperature measurement systems, establishing temperature profiles, managing controlled process environment, ability to read field data and in-depth process analysis is necessary for this position Experience of leading process technicians Physical Requirements: May work with clean room and/or wear neoprene or vinyl gloves for 15-30% of the time. May frequently reach above shoulder heights and below the waist. Ability to stoop, kneel, crawl, lift, push and extend arms.-- 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. *QuantumScape does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers.--

Keywords: QuantumScape Corporation, San Jose , Process Engineer - Separator Engineering & Process Development, Engineering , San Jose, California

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