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Quality Control Lab Manager Recycling

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

We are looking for a dedicated and driven QC Lab Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to build the world’s greenest battery. The role is a part of our passionate Revolt Ett team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be part of building the first in-house full recycling flow in the world. Recovery and effective recycling of end-of-life batteries is key to closing the loop on batteries and to achieve a minimal carbon footprint.

About the job

The need to recycle batteries is increasing and the construction of Europe's largest recycling facility for batteries in Skellefteå is ongoing and will start its production process to separate out valuable metals for reuse in battery production during 2023. The goal is to source 50% of the raw materials needed for cell production from recycling by 2030 and therefore more recycling facilities are planned at site. So, forget about everything you thought you knew about working in the industry, this is going to be completely different!

We are looking for you who have experience from the process or the chemical industry. For us, it is important that you are driven by the desire to create a good Quality culture and as a Manager, building a QC team will be one of your first tasks.

You will be overseeing lab testing and with the ability to trouble-shoot. You will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and controlling the daily activities of the QC laboratory to ascertain that raw materials, mass and finished goods meet internal and external specifications. This includes management for lab workflow, sample analysis, sample retention, standards management, raw material qualification, outsourced testing, material characterization, inventory management and document management.

You will have an important role in the development of Revolt Ett and be given the opportunity to join a start-up team in one of the most exciting and fast-growing industries today. To succeed in the role, you should be flexible, driven, structured and can act decisively. You are pedagogical and have the ability to arouse commitment. You will be working in a cross-functional team and will be reporting to the Revolt Ett Production Manager.

About the team

You will be an important member of the Revolt Ett team in Skellefteå. In your role as the QC Lab Manager, you will lead a group of a quality Engineers and technicians on shift, ensuring that quality standards are followed throughout production. Your main responsibilities will include following up on shift quality performance and continuously look for improvement. Furthermore, you will supervise the training of new team members. You and your team will be developing, defining, and implementing the inspection methods for evaluating the incoming details, intermediate and final products for Revolts production. Furthermore, you will be responsible for developing quality standards, procedures and documentation associated with the manufacturing inspection techniques. You will also be responsible for reviewing quality data, Measurement System Analysis studies and work with the R&D team to evaluate and compare product quality including participating into Root Cause Analysis.

The QC Lab team should be the experts, having experience in measuring methods, potentially advanced Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing methods and instruments. You and your team will play an important role to support the Production teams in measuring and improving our product quality.

In general, you have strong analytical background and a long experience in quality control with different measuring & inspection techniques and work independently with a good sense of responsibility and commitment and are used to structure your work in an efficient way. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment together with our Process team, R&D and Production. You will be based at Revolt Ett in Skellefteå.

You should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. Strong technical abilities and leadership skills are needed in order to succeed in this important role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Together with our process and R&D team start-up of first measuring methods and instruments.
  • Together with R&D and your team searching, validating, and implementing new inspection methods and technologies.
  • Develop and document methods and procedures for quality measurements of incoming details and production intermediates.
  • Work across many parts of the organization, collaborating with R&D technical team, Production, Process engineering and automation.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, 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 :

  • MSc/BSc degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Materials Engineering. Experience with developing training and certification procedures and programs.
  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant work experience in Production Quality and/or R&D Environment.

  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement/six sigma projects in manufacturing and/or with suppliers.

  • Experience in control plan development and knowledge of quality management systems, e.g., ISO 9001, TQM.

  • Experience in LIMS, metal composition analysis ICP-OES/ICP-MS, organic content analysis, fluoride analysis, particle size distribution analysis, viscosity, conductivity and ORP.

Bonus points for:

  • Good problem-solving skills, understanding the importance of keeping set schedules and production goals.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • 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.


Per Mårtensson | Contact Person

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