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Test technician

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
  • Västerås
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2022
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Test technician to work within the field of battery safety and help perform li-ion battery thermal abuse testing for Battery Systems, if you are curious and into fireworks, this is the place to be.

In this role, you would be responsible for performing tests that demonstrates battery safety. Your influence will help to unlock the next generation of high energy density battery systems to the market as safe and reliable customer products.

You will work in a small tight team of technicians dedicated to abuse testing. Together you will conduct propagation resistance testing (force thermal runaway of cells in a module/pack), external short circuit testing and other tests that relate to product safety. You will also be responsible to make sure tests are conducted according to plan and in a safe manner, for the environment and for your health and that of your colleagues.

You will work with li-ion batteries and advanced equipment as well as prototypes and trial set-ups. Experience with hardware and electronics will therefore be appreciated. If you like to work in small and agile team dedicated to solving high priority issues that require creativity and a hands on approach, this is your place to be.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, Perform and round-off tests according to test description

  • Work safely and structured.

  • Participate in sourcing and managing of test equipment. Identify new needs and take care of existing equipment

  • Make sure relevant HSE (health, safety and environment) are followed and address inconsistencies.

  • Contribute to the fun and energetic atmosphere

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

Northvolt is hiring a diverse team of technicians to support our testing department. We are looking for candidates that either have experience with testing of battery systems or have the right skills and are willing to learn. By joining us you will play an important part in the transformation to a carbon-free society.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Strong communication skills and good team mentality.
  • Safety consciousness in lab and workshop setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong engineering fundamentals in solid mechanical, thermal, materials and electrical engineering.
  • Hands-on experience with test set-up, data acquisition and analysis.
  • Able to plan many concurrent activities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in high voltage, flammable materials, hazardous materials, chemical hazards or related.
  • Experience with performing battery teardowns and post-mortem analysis.
  • A history of working independently with limited oversight or input once a base understanding has been established.
  • An ability to mitigate unforeseen problems creatively and effectively.
  • Experience with instrumentation / data acquisition; National Instruments, LabVIEW, Python programming.
  • Machine shop & fabrication experience or knowledge of manufacturing methods for prototyping such as machining, welding, sheet metal forming, 3D printing.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to domestic and internationally test facilities.

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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