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PMTS, Mechanical Engineer

QuantumScape

QuantumScape

Other Engineering
San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
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.
PMTS Mechanical Engineer- 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.
We are seeking a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer to join our growing team to support the design and development of critical process equipment. The position will focus on hands-on hardware design and development with the goal of identifying scalable concepts for volume production.
Do you enjoy a meaningful and creative environment where you can excel and autonomously solve difficult problems? We are looking to grow our team with the addition of a motivated individual who is seeking technical challenges and professional growth.
This role includes the creation of mechanical designs to accomplish specific process goals, iterative hands-on design / verification, and the emphasis on scalable equipment design.
You will work with other engineers and scientists and will be responsible for driving and completing assigned projects through all stages of the design process, including specification, design, prototyping, assembly and testing.
Responsibilities
•Independently, develops and implements concepts for range of significantly complex product issues and engineering solutions
•Technically lead and/or execute engineering projects and spearhead research and development of new technologies, as appropriate
•Problem identification and troubleshooting a wide range of significantly complex engineering problems
•Generate product specifications
•Specify the development, design, or modify engineering layouts/schematics and/or detailed drawings/specifications of significantly complex scope
•Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions
Functional Knowledge
•Regarded as the technical expert in heat transfer assemblies, furnaces with high temperature dynamic thermal control for aggressive environments and vacuum.
•Expert knowledge of thermal/vacuum components, seals, surface roughness and absorption control, atmospheric and vacuum control, dynamic thermal regimes, and temperature uniformity solutions.
•Experience with vacuum chamber gas inputs and exhaust management systems.
•Hands-on experience in various sensors, calibration techniques, cooling/heating methods, thermal and mechanical characterization with RTP like high temperature deposition systems.
•Experience with supplier management and collaborating with remote engineering teams.
•Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:
•Advanced knowledge with, Inventor , AutoDesk Vault PDM or equivalent PDM/PLM systems and in GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing).
•Experience with Solidworks, Unigraphics NX, ANSYS, CFD, COSMOS
•Ability to work well individually and in a team driven environment
•Excellent hands-on troubleshooting of mechanical and automated systems
•Excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude
Qualifications Education: Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering.
Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years Work Experience
Travel: 5-10% of the Time
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.