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Production Quality Shift Manager

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

We are looking for an experienced and driven Production Quality Shift Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. By joining us you will be a key player in establishing the high quality performance in our production at the first large scale European battery factory.

About the job

As a quality manager, you will lead a group of a dozen Process 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.

About the team

The quality department is lead by the Director of Quality and composed of three main aspects, Production Quality, Quality Control and Quality Testing. The department focuses on implementing a strong quality mindset across the organization and is amongst one of the most cross-functional in the organization, collaborating closely with our Production Technology and Process Engineering teams to act on deviations and improve processes.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement and audit standard procedures and instructions.
  • Lead, review and establish the Quality Control plans for each process operation.
  • Set up quality monitoring procedures, quality KPI's, evaluate performance and make improvement proposals, i.e. Process capability: SPC and Cpk

  • Lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities in relation to non-conformities and quality issues, e.g. 8D and non-conformity reporting.

  • Participate and input in change management, engineering change notification and deviation approval processes. Review results and action tracker and initiate improvement projects. Drive cross-functional and cross-technological manufacturing projects and opportunities. Drive quality improvement and optimization projects utilising six sigma methodology.

  • Participate and input to quality gate reviews in the industrialisation phase of Product and Process Development to ensure reliable manufacturing of products. Be part of equipment commissioning team.

  • Build and develop the production quality shift team

Being a successful manager:

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.

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

Minimum Education / Experience Requirements

  • MSc degree in Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume assembly/production.
  • Several years of leadership experience in international organisations.
  • Experience of leading a production quality team in automotive or battery cell manufacturing.

  • Expert in SPC, MSA, process capability, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodology.

Additional Skills (Desired, but not Required)

  • Certified (lean) six sigma professional, i.e. green or black belt
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement/six sigma projects in manufacturing and/or with suppliers
  • Experience with developing training and certification procedures and programs

  • Experience in FMEA (preferably IQ-RM), developing processes, standards, procedures and documentation in an efficient way to ensure high-quality products to meet customer requirements

  • Experience in DoE, control plan development

  • Internal auditor certification for ISO 9001:2015

  • Experience with quality management systems as IATF16949 and with leading process and product audits according to VDA

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.

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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