Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Senior Cell Manufacturing Engineer



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.

About the team: The Cell Pilot Production team is responsible implementing and scaling production of the QuantumScape cell.


Quantumscape is seeking a motivated Senior Cell Manufacturing Engineer for our Pilot Production team. You will be responsible for stacking and packaging our novel cell design with considerable authority over yield and productivity and a key member of the team that scales Quantumscape’s unique technology.


  • Implement and improve processes for stacking, welding and packaging pouch cells.

  • Lead and influence production teams of technicians and process engineers to improve process techniques and resolve issues that arise on the line

  • Engage in line development activities with a focus on improving yield and reducing variation

  • Resolve production problems by analyzing data and identifying solutions with a bias towards action

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to define and release equipment for higher volume production

  • Support process documentation, training and mentorship of team members

  • Maintain a particle free and safe process in an ISO 6 Dry Room

  • Ensure safety is prioritized and EHS policies are met

Minimum Requirements

  • M.S. in chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, materials science, or a related field and 3+ years professional experience; or B.S. and 5+ years experience. Preferably working in electrochemistry or battery materials.

  • Experience improving yield and reliability for high volume products

  • Exposure to high volume battery manufacturing equipment and processes

  • Fluent in lean Six Sigma principles and experienced in applying at the pilot or production scale.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment and line management tools, MES/SCADA systems

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Industry experience in lithium-ion batteries

  • Experience working in cleanroom environments

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

Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this role is between $123,700 and $198,000 and a final salary 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.