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PMTS - SW/Controls Engineer



California, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

QuantumScape is seeking a Senior Software Controls Engineer on the Automation Equipment Design and Development team that is responsible for designing and building the automation and robotic equipment for the solid-state battery factory. As a Senior Software Controls Engineer, you will be driving the design, architecture, implementation, and assessment of automated equipment, own the development, implementation and delivery of automation equipment


· Design automation solutions for manufacturing equipment. Robots, PLC, Servo, Vision, HMI etc. (Rockwell Automation, FANUC, Cognex, Ignition)

· Safety system design, and safety I/O components selection, such as light curtain, door locks, safety switches, Hardwired safety and safety over ethernet. Safety performance level and implementation of Pld, Ple, SIL2/SIL3 system using Guardlogix

· Design overall system architectures system field bus topology and network topology. Ethernet IP, Modbus, Serial etc)

· Participate new tool concept designs and contribute to the automation solutions, critical component selections, and transform concept layouts/designs into fabrication & installation drawings with trade off consideration of specification, lead-time, complexity, and real-world process requirements.

· As a source of software and controls engineering know-how in supporting existing equipment trouble shooting, CIP and future new tools development.

· Create and maintain proper documentations.

Minimum Requirements

· In depth knowledge of manufacturing automation solutions.

· Proficiency in programming PLC, HMI and Robotics

· Proficiency in field network topology, both theory and practical applications

· Ability to turn complex automation problems into novel solutions.

· Good written and spoken communication skills

· Multi-tasking ability, priority management and sense of urgency

· Able to work under pressure per tight schedule

· BS/MS in Mechanical, Electrical or Mechatronic Engineering or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability

· At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in an automation software engineering position

· Knowledge of system and parts reliability

Mid-point salary range for this role is $200,200.00. Final base compensation will be based on a candidate’s qualifications. 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 employer sponsored health insurance, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), and other exciting perks.