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Automation Maintenance Technician

Northvolt is a European supplier of high-quality battery cells and systems, made in an environmentally sustainable way. The company was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest recycling capabilities.

In the plant located in Gdańsk we produce energy storage systems and battery modules that replace internal combustion engines in industrial machines. Currently Northvolt Poland is increasing its manufacturing capabilities by building a highly-automated, state-of-the-art production plant.

With our rapid expansion, we are looking for Automation Maintenance Technician for our new facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • conducting periodic, preventive inspections of production lines and technological devices
  • maintaining full technical efficiency of production lines and technological devices
  • ongoing control of the production process and equipment maintenance
  • diagnosing and removing occuring defects and production downtime
  • active participation in failure analyses and preparation of reports
  • process optimization and improvement of the machine park reliability by introducing corrective and preventive solutions
  • diagnosing the errors and controlling the PLCs
  • co-creating and developing procedures and instructions for newly installed production lines and technological devices as well as installing and starting up new devices

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • minimum secondary technical education with automation, robotics, electronics or a similar profile
  • very good knowledge of issues in the field of electronics and industrial automation
  • at least 2 years of experience on a similar position in a production company
  • good command of English
  • ability to read technical documentation and electrical diagrams
  • basic practical knowledge of MS Word and Excel
  • ability to work in a team and to cooperate actively with maintenance and production staff
  • focusing on development and self-improvement, having a growth mindset
  • readiness to work in a 4-shift system
  • readiness for frequent business trips abroad in the first phase of launching the production

Additional advantages:

  • experience in working in a highly automated production environment
  • SEP qualifications
  • experience in programming Siemens PLC controllers
  • experience in working with servodrives, Pilz and Sick safety systems
  • knowledge of the Profinet and ProfiSafe communication interfaces

We offer:

  • Stable employment conditions – employment contract (indefinite after 6 months)
  • Private medical care in LUX MED – extended package with a freedom of treatment (partial refunding of invoices) for the employee fully paid by the company
  • MyBenefit System – monthly card top-ups, the possibility to purchase a Multisport card
  • Co-financing postgraduate studies
  • English lessons fully paid by the company
  • Employee referral programme
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle
  • Christmas/holiday bonuses from Employee Benefit Fund (ZFŚS)
  • Co-financing of sports activities and integration budget
  • The possibility to invest in Northvolt group’s shares
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment - the ability to use English daily
  • Opportunity to develop and acquire new skills in a company taking part in the transformation to renewable energy
  • Friendly and open working atmosphere in a diverse team

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!

Jan Domański | Contact Person

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