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Automation/Control Engineer - Electrode Engineering

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

We are looking for a experienced control engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Electrode Development team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing Västerås Labs electrode equipment control system and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

The control engineer will specify added functions and maintain control system of electrode manufacturing equipment which includes programmable logic controllers (PLC), computer network, control network and database. The individual will investigate existing equipment and modify program on-site. The individual is also expected to conduct multiple meetings to make alignment with stakeholders of process development, vendors, and stakeholders of existing infrastructures to create specification of equipment for large scale improvement. Note that individual is expected to utilize existing equipment hardware and software as much as possible to reduce downtime and duration of installation.

Individual will gain experience in Siemens PLC programming, system development, visual inspection, and large-scale manufacturing equipment system of Li-ion battery electrode. System development consists of defining specification, vendor management and schedule management.

About the team

Electrode team in Västerås Labs is expanding rapidly to fulfil demand of prototyping, process evaluation, and sample shipment from Västerås Labs. Production capacity of Labs is large enough to require process automation and quality control to keep on track of battery cells that Northvolt needs to evaluate. The control engineer will be contributed to produce batteries with new concept through development and improvement of electrode manufacturing equipment at Labs.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing Västerås Lab electrode equipment control system

  • Connecting each equipment to computer / PLC network

  • Specify data base requirement for electrode equipment

  • Onsite trouble shooting of electrode manufacturing equipment

  • Improvement of electrode manufacturing equipment

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and collaborate with team members. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is Feb. 2022

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have:

  • More than 3 years of working experience in manufacturing equipment software which includes PLC, computer network, PLC network and database.

  • More than 1 year of experience in ladder logic programming

  • Ability to read electrical drawings that are written in paper form, or equivalent experience.

  • Business level English written and oral skills

  • Work experience in specifying and launching manufacturing equipment of factory which operates 24/7.

  • Experience in multi-cultural environment.

  • Follow safety regulation given by safety team.

  • Ability to work on-site more than 25% of working hours.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in Siemens PLC

  • Business level in other languages (Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, German, French)

  • Experience in working with or at manufacturing equipment vendor

  • Experience in maintaining multiple network protocols which includes TCP/IP, UDP, PLC network

  • Experience in visual inspection integration to manufacturing equipment.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Rika Kato | Contact Person

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