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Process Engineer Recycling R&D
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Mid level

Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Location: Multiple locations

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Tim Brownell

Job Description

We are looking for a driven Process Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our bold Mechanical Recycling team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in ramping up our battery recycling operations and contribute to building the first large scale European battery recycling facilities.

About the job
You will play an important role in process development by collaborating with outside vendors and internal team members. As a Process Engineer in Mechanical Recycling, you will have knowledge in process and equipment design, equipment handling, and operations. You will work towards the optimization of the process steps with respect to product quality and output. You will evaluate and test appropriate process changes through the planning and execution of research and experiments.

About the team
You will join a small, energetic team who is focused on getting things done. The team's goal is to examine, test, and ultimately install the mechanical recycling processes needed for lithium batteries. The processes will deal with the recycling of production scrap, completed battery cells, and end of life packs. We are seeking a team player who is curious and eager to learn.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Design and run experiments, analyze data, and improve the Revolt Recycling processes.
  • Support development projects related to basic engineering and process design for new recycling facilities.
  • Implementing changes in operational procedures for Continuous Improvement of the process on both pilot and production scale.

Describe personal success factors: Example individual contributor:
The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and eager to learn. 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. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, 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 recognize 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.

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you have :

  • Degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Material Science or other relevant university degree
  • 4+ years working experience in manufacturing / industrial environment
  • Laboratory and analytical skills including design of experiments, data analysis, and interpretation
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Track record of successful process development and implementation

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in working on lab and pilot plant scales or other R&D facilities is a plus
  • Passion and interest in the recycling industry
  • Participation in a multi-cultural environment
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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