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Production Simulation / Process Material Flow Engineer

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

We are looking for a driven Process Material Flow Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our Factory Development team based in Stockholm, Sweden. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing material flow designs for our factories and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

The Process Material Flow engineer will be responsible for managing production capacities. In this role you will own optimizing and balancing manufacturing lines, assembly lines, buffers, and material flows through the factory. You will work closely with technical teams to ensure factory throughput and optimize the utilization of space in our factories.

About the team
The factory development team is responsible for developing factory designs which support the seamless integration between production, packaging, material flow, supply chain, construction and facilities. Through a detailed understanding of factory objectives and extensive collaboration with internal and external teams designing the factory setup, this team ensures that the overall factory design achieves Northvolt’s demanding production targets. Today the team consist of ~10 people, and we are looking for our next star.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Balance processes (manufacturing, assembly, material flow, buffers, support processes) to maximize efficiency during design phase for future factory operations.
  • Generate factory simulations/models (preferred PlantSimulation) to validate capacities, identify bottlenecks, and develop flow paths and fleet sizes.
  • Establish capacity specifications (OEE and cycle times) and drive cross-functional teams to solve any bottlenecks blocking this capacity.
  • Calculate and validate direct and indirect headcount requirements
  • Optimize manufacturing layouts incorporating material flow and headcount allocation
  • Support production ramp-up and handover to sustaining industrial/process engineers

The person we are looking for excels as a part of a high-powered team where they are able to tackle whatever technical challenges are necessary to support the overall objectives. They appreciate an environment where superior work is encouraged and rewarded and where individuals carry a big share of the responsibility. They take pride in their thoroughness, analytical ability, organization skills, and attention to detail. Qualities that we cherish are friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in english or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

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 :

  • M.Sc. in Engineering, preferably within Production Management/Logistics/Engineering, Process or Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • 4+ years of experience in manufacturing, production development, digital factories, or material flow.
  • 2+ years of experience with material flow simulations or digital manufacturing.
  • Excellent project management skills (create and maintain open issue lists, lead high level meetings, own master schedules and issue resolution)
  • Knowledge in OEE, capacity planning, cycle time analysis and line balancing
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills and mastery in conflict management and objective thinking.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with line balancing/optimization, line ramp-up, factory/production design, process design or similar.
  • Fluency in other languages
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

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.


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