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Electrode Process Engineer

  • Västerås
  • Västerås

Northvolt has exciting job offers for R&D Electrode Process Engineers to initially join our bold project team in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The process engineer will perform experiment in small scale to mid-scale to specify requirement for electrode equipment improvement. The individual is expected to:

  • Work in Västerås Labs with operators onsite to understand current problems and define improvement items. 25% of work time onsite.
  • Utilize existing equipment hardware and software as much as possible to reduce downtime and duration of installation.
  • Create experiment plans, share the plans to stakeholders, conduct experiment and share result to related divisions.

  • Align with automation (software) engineers, vendors, and stakeholders of existing infrastructures to create specification for large scale improvement.

  • Support commissioning of new coating functions onsite at Västerås Labs, Skellefteå factory and other future giga factories.

About the team
Electrode team in Västerås Labs is expanding rapidly to fulfil demand of prototyping, process evaluation, and sample shipment from Västerås Labs. Improvement and expansion for the process are highly demanded. Electrode team are establishing new electrode process and introducing new material.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish new processes such as slurry, coating, slitting, calendaring mainly at Västerås Labs
  • Expand new process which is established in Västerås Labs to mass production lines, such as Skellefteå Ett factory.
  • Define specification for electrode equipments to implement new process.
  • Define specification for new process and equipment for factory expansion.
  • Support electrode production at Västerås Labs when testing new material
  • Localizing technologies to Europe (provide guidance for EU equipment manufacturers to produce key components in EU)

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

Education/Experience

  • BSc or MSc degree in Physics/Chemistry/Manufacturing Engineering
  • 1-2years+ of work experience within high volume production engineering in a related field

Bonus Point For:

  • Working experience in a manufacturing equipment.
  • Six sigma training with green belt certificate
  • Familiar with DOE and SPC
  • Familiar with DFMEA and QA troubleshooting tools
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory
  • Experience in handling measurement instrument such as SEM, peel strength measurement, IR / VIS/ UV spectra, thickness measurement.

  • Business level English written and oral skills

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

  • Follow safety regulation given by safety team. given by safety team.

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

  • Excellent English written and oral skills

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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