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Production Director
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
San Jose, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 12 years of experience or a master's degree and 10 years of experience or a Ph.D. and a minimum of 8
  • 5+ year experience managing teams of people. Proven experience in lithium-ion batteries preferred
  • Experience working in development programs a plus
  • Can demonstrate an ability to hit deadlines and perform under high pressure
  • Creatively develop production performance metrics (efficiency, quality, safety, throughput, costs)
  • Communicate clearly using excellent written and verbal skills
  • Strong organization skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent computer and systems knowledge: Strong literacy in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing equipment and line management tools, including routine equipment maintenance, statistical process control, lean manufacturing, MES/SCADA systems, and TPM
  • Balance multiple projects on a fast-paced schedule, while taking care of some vagueness in a high output environment
  • Strong collaboration with a focus on promoting teamwork while growing your internal network
  • Ensure safety and conduct policies are prioritized and met among employees
  • Build and continuously develop a strong, motivated production team
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data; investigating issues; identifying solutions; recommending action
  • Organize and run production activities according to organization needs and plans
  • Monitor and report on production KPIs as needed to technical and management teams
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams such as Quality and Engineering to synchronize activities and ensure organized execution of activities
  • Mentor and develop supervisory teams
  • Facilitate the development and deployment of standard works whenever a gap is identified
  • Recommend and implement changes to product or process in order to improve cost, delivery, and quality
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on all processes and departmental performance. This position is directly responsible for the output of the machines

201-500 employees

Renewable energy company
Company Overview
QuantumScape is on a mission to transform energy storage. Their solid-state lithium-metal battery technology is designed to deliver efficient, reliable, safe and cost-effective energy storage to support the transition away from legacy energy sources toward a lower carbon future.