Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

R&D Technician



California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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.


You will join our all-solid-state battery team to develop and deliver new approaches to deposition and lamination


  • Handle air sensitive materials in glovebox / dry room / fume hood with proper PPE.

  • Operate deposition, laminating, and press equipment 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.

  • Prepare, weigh, package, document samples for materials experiments.

  • Accurately and timely document experiment details and pass downs.

  • Shift preference (negotiable): Monday - Friday 9 AM -5 PM or 1 PM - 9 PM


  • High school diploma with 3+ years of experience in a R&D laboratory or manufacturing environments.

  • Ability to perform work in glovebox and dry rooms that requires the use of fine motor skills for extended periods of time, standing, reaching and twisting motions with hands, and lifting up to 25 lbs.

  • Attention to details - follow procedures to efficiently run equipment and handle chemicals safely.

  • Adapt to constantly evolving processes and enjoy learning new techniques.

  • Clear written and verbal skills to logically communicate observations and thought processes.

  • Willing to work overtime on short notice.

  • Basic computer skills to accurately record and analyze experiment results

Preferred: Qualifications

  • Experience of working in glove box and/or dry room.

  • Experience of working in a machine shop with mechanically inclined and clean working attitude

  • Familiar with Auto CAD software usage and analytical tools and techniques (microscopy, particle size analyzer, etc)

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

Compensation & Benefits: The hourly wage range for this role is between $21.54 and $32.88, 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.