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Automation Engineer

  • Gdańsk
  • Gdańsk

In order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market, Northvolt is establishing a highly automated, state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions in Gdansk, Poland.

We offer safe and stabilized working conditions in a perspective and fast developing company. We ensure internal and external trainings, competitive salary, medical care, sport cards, positive atmosphere and contract for indefinite period of time after probation period.

In addition, as a company with a long-term expansion plan, we provide the opportunity for long-term cooperation and development within the newly created company.

Currently we are looking for Automation Engineer who will be responsible for developing Controls and Automation system standards, defining requirements for suppliers of automated systems, and defining data exchange standards between automated systems and higher-level systems (ERP, PLM, MES). Automation Engineer becomes a part of Manufacturing Engineering Team close cooperating IT department and Operation Team in a production facility.

Key responsibilities:

  • Generate specifications for Automated Systems
  • Work with Automated Systems Suppliers along project timeline (requirements, Design, Installation, Commissioning)
  • Supporting Maintenace Departement.
  • Approve document control: SOP (Standard Operating procedures, WI (work Instructions), and all equipment documentation within a given process area.
  • In charge of Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test.
  • Involve in plant commissioning and start-up.
  • Manage dedicated projects.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Fluency in English
  • Bachelor or Master degree of Science in Mechanical, Automation, Machine building or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent.
  • 3+ years work experience with design, installation, or maintenance of Automation Systems in high volume manufacturing.
  • Valuable (but not required) if expertise in the battery industry.

Specific skills:

  • PLC Programming experience (Siemens, Allen Bradley, ABB).
  • Robot programming experience (Kuka, ABB, Fanuc)
  • Experience in Vision systems (Keyence, Cognex)
  • CAD 2D/3D knowledge is a plus.

Personal success factors :

  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

About the company

Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling. Among Northvolt industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group.

Northvolt Ett is a next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, the gigafactory will be one of the largest battery cell factory in Europe and produce at least 32 GWh of capacity annually.

Alongside Northvolt Ett, Northvolt is also establishing a manufacturing site for battery systems in Gdansk, Poland. This facility, Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, will industrialize and produce world leading battery systems in order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market. The factory is a highly automated, state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a dynamic environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs in Västerås, as well as Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, in Gdansk, for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced manufacturing experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a real difference. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Tomasz Chrobak | Contact Person

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