Test Engineering Technician


San Jose, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Post Date: 01/11/2021
  • Website: quantumscape.com
  • Company Address: 1730 Technology Drive, San Jose, CA, 95110

About QuantumScape

QuantumScape is a start-up, located in San Jose, California and is working on new, advanced energy storage. The company seeks to change the paradigm in energy storage by developing a completely new class of electrical energy storage device. QuantumScape is backed by top VC firms. Technology is based on work originating from Stanford University.

Job Description

Are you passionate for test, excited about new technology and driven for success? Then do we have a position for you!
In response to fast-growing need for data, we are building our battery test team. We are seeking an expert and diligent R&D Technician to join our existing team.
This role is to help QuantumScape achieve success by supporting production and characterization of materials used in batteries. The position involves collaborating with scientists and engineers to put the devices through a range of battery tests. This includes preparing test devices for successful test execution; scheduling, configuring and performing electrical tests, making sure that tests start in a timely manner; ensuring devices, tests, and results are handled with care and accurately recorded; ensuring the integrity of test data through the careful execution of procedures and communication of issues.
There will be occasional building and wiring of test fixtures and systems to ensure the lab increases its capacity and capability to meet new requirements
The position requires maintaining the organization and function of the laboratory space and equipment including preventive maintenance and calibration.
Continuous improvement activities in safety, delivery and quality are required.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
A minimum of a high school diploma with at least 5 years of experience as a technician in a dynamic R&D environment, preferably with an emphasis on electrical test.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
The successful candidate will have acquired the following knowledge, skills and abilities that will be used in this position:
excellent familiarity with computer operation with the ability to run automated testing, transfer and validate data files
strong collaboration and teamwork, including clear and open communication; to ensure issues with samples and tests are quickly addressed
good organizational skills and pay careful attention to the smallest of details
ability to work independently and to communicate the status of your work to your peers across shifts to ensure effective teamwork across shifts
good analytical skills for making independent decisions based on data
motivation for success
some basic knowledge of electrical circuits and testing
Any of the following are a plus:
In addition to the above, the following will help achieve success:
a technical degree from a program of at least 2 years duration;
experience with commercial battery test equipment
experience in building basic electrical hardware with mechanical assembly, wire stripping and cable assembly, and soldering of components
knowledge of secondary (rechargeable) battery components and electrical characteristics

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Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.