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Electrochemical Test Engineer

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

We are looking for a dedicated electrochemical test engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent cell simulation team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in
in supporting the design of the next generation of lithium-ion batteries and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

At Northvolt, your responsibilities will include preparing high quality samples (coin and three-electrode cells) and developing electrochemical test methodology for characterizing current and next-generation electrode and electrolyte materials. Your role will also involve supporting the simulation team with planning appropriate experiments and data analysis for the estimation of parameters in our electrochemical models (e.g. exchange current densities, diffusion coefficients, electrolyte conductivity etc). You will also be responsible for improving and expanding our coin cell testing infrastructure if needed.

About the team
The cell-level simulation team is based in Västerås, Sweden. The team consists of five dedicated simulation engineers and is set to expand to nine within the next year. We have divided the team into electrical, electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical specializations but we collaborate regularly to tackle the multi-physics nature of problems in lithium-ion batteries. With this position, we are looking to extend our electrochemical simulation capabilities to meet the high demand for this topic.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • High quality cell sample preparation (full/half/symmetric coin, 3-electrode cells).
  • Plan and execute advanced electrochemical characterization of electrode and electrolyte material.
  • Analyse and process experimental data for model parameter estimation.
  • Plan needed improvements and expansions to enhance in-house electrochemical characterization capabilities to meet project schedule, budget, and specifications.

The person we are looking for is flexible, curious 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, and grit.

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.

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 :

  • BSc degree or higher in electrochemistry, or a related field. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills .
  • Experience in making full/half/symmetric coin and three-electrode cells.
  • Experience in performing and interpreting electrochemical analysis such as GITT, EIS, dQdV, Tafel analysis, three-electrode measurements, etc.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in data analytics to extract electrochemical parameters for supporting simulation models.

  • Experience in MATLAB or Python.

  • Work experience in the lithium-ion battery industry.

  • 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.

Manik Mayur | Contact Person

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