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Principal, Automation Systems Engineer

HQ- San Jose, CA
8 months ago
Full time role

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Manufacturer of lithium batteries designed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. The company engages in the manufacturing of electric ...

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Job Description

QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage with solid-state lithium-metal battery technology. The company’s next-generation batteries are designed to enable longer range, faster charging and enhanced safety in electric vehicles to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future.

Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.
QuantumScape is a start-up located in San Jose, California working on new energy storage technology to allow electric vehicles to outperform internal combustion cars. Our leap in energy density and recharge rate is enabled by a solid-state chemistry and cell architecture which also benefits safety. Our quick progress is due in part to a state-of-the-art laboratory facility, highly automated data collection and analysis, and a strong and clear set of values.
Do you want to learn about and work on this critical part of the future energy economy?
We're looking for an experienced, highly motivated senior systems engineer to develop equipment to process our novel battery materials.
In this role:
You will be responsible for aiding the design, build, test, and manufacture of proprietary equipment which is integral to the company’s success.
You will work with process and design team members who are responsible for previous and subsequent processing steps to determine the specifications of the equipment.
Your responsibilities leading the team will include complete equipment development from identification of needs, concept design, prototyping, and final manufacturing equipment design including mechanical, electrical, and software.
Experience and exposure to other equipment platforms related to automation, assembly or test is required.
Minimum Requirements:
Experience and Education:
BS or higher degree in mechanical, electrical, or other engineering fields.
10+ years of proven experience with equipment design, automation, and integration from R&D to manufacturing environments.
Experience with supplier management and/or collaborating with remote engineering teams.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Determination of equipment specifications.
Lead the equipment design, from architecture to detail design.
Lead projects including daily activities, schedule, reporting and budget.
Lead equipment build and test.
Installation and support of the equipment into the factory.
Equipment quality assurance during all phases of development and implementation.
5-10% travel required.
Excellent communication skills and positive attitude.
Salary Range: $156,200 - $187,400 yearly





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.

Manufacturer of lithium batteries designed to accelerate the commercialization of solid-state batteries. The company engages in the manufacturing of electric ...

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