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Metrology Engineer, Member of Technical Staff

QuantumScape

QuantumScape

IT
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.

Job Title: Metrology Engineer, Member of Technical Staff

Reports To: Senior Manager - Metrology Hardware

About the team:

QuantumScape has 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. The metrology team at QuantumScape is responsible for delivering custom inspection and measurement solutions that improve the quality and performance of our batteries and enhance our learning of its various components. Do you want to make a major contribution to this critical part of the future energy economy? Come join us on our mission as we revolutionize energy storage to enable a sustainable future.

What we need:

QuantumScape is looking for a highly skilled and driven Metrology engineer to join our team. In this role, you will deliver metrology solutions in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, quickly learn the ins and outs of various metrology systems and become the subject matter expert. The ideal candidate will have strong background in metrology, excellent problem-solving skills, and a passion for driving continuous improvement initiatives. As a member of the metrology team, you will help us develop and deploy metrology tools to collect high volume and high velocity data that is predictive of battery and process performance.

Responsibilities:

· Develop, build, and own metrology tools that characterize critical components of our batteries.

· Work with suppliers and other 3rd parties to integrate inspection systems and sensors onto existing production equipment.

· Develop new features and capabilities on existing and future metrology systems.

· Design and execute studies to improve throughput and accuracy of metrology systems.

· Support production teams by troubleshooting tool issues, training users, and eliminating tool down-time with engineering controls.

Qualifications & Skills:

· B.S. in metrology, optics, mechatronics, electrical or systems engineering, applied physics or related field and 3+ years of professional experience in a manufacturing or related setting OR Master’s degree and 1+ year of professional experience in a manufacturing or related setting.

· Strong communicator and enjoy collaborating with cross- functional teams to tackle complex challenges in a fast- changing environment.

· Previous experience with machine vision software (camera control, image processing) and/or imaging and characterization hardware (optical, acoustic, or thermal sensors).

· Professional experience with applying statistical methods to engineering problems using JMP or R or equivalent software

Preferred Qualifications:

· Hands-on experience developing, validating, and releasing robust measurement systems.

· Familiarity with measurement systems analysis, statistical process control, and design of experiments.

· Experience, understanding of digital image processing or digital signal processing.

· Scientific programming experience in python including NumPy, matplotlib, pandas, cv2, and skimage libraries.

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

Compensation & Benefits: Salary range for this role has a range of $109,900 to $135,600, 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.