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Production Engineer Material Quality – Northvolt Labs

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

You will work in the Production Technology team for Upstream at Northvolt Labs, and you will be responsible for material quality (raw materials, intermediate product, and final product).

You will participate in and drive process improvements, process investigations, and perform tasks to solve problems and meet internal and external customer expectations in terms of quality. You will be participating in the testing of new materials and play an essential role in developing experiments finalized at understanding how the chemical properties of the materials affect Upstream process performance.

Specifically, you have experience with driving projects to link industrial process performance and the chemical properties of materials involved. Experience with powder & solids handling is a plus.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Investigating material properties – Understanding the link between the chemical properties of the material and the process performance and suggesting new materials & methods to improve the process.
  • Design of experiments – Work closely with the Cathode Active Material Laboratory and the Quality control team to develop experiments customized to increase the chemical understanding of the Upstream process.

  • Material and information flow improvements - Mainly related to the traceability of raw materials, samples, intermediate products, wastes, and recycled products.

  • Process quality control - Developing a sampling plan for the process and being the reference function for linking the quality results to the process parameter.

  • Process quality troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis - Identifying the root cause behind quality issues by performing troubleshooting.

  • Process development - Being the technical lead for projects related to the abovementioned tasks.

  • Work instructions and training - Creating work instructions & training sessions for Manufacturing Technicians and Shift Leaders.

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

The person we are looking for is an intensely goal-oriented team player, curious, proactive, and eager to learn. Our organization requires excellent self-discipline and natural talent to prioritize, self-organize and make things happen.

Skills & Requirements

  • Master´s degree in chemistry, material science, chemical engineering, material engineering, industrial engineering, or equivalent.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment (chemical, food, paper & pulp, power generation plants), preferably with some experience in processes with powder and solid handling.
  • Experience in working in chemical laboratories and pilot plants.
  • Very good English writing and speaking skills.
  • Flexibility in working with processes from lab-scale to industrial-scale (pilot to Gigafactory scale).
  • Ability to learn about different cultures and work in an international environment.
  • Passionate attitude towards rechargeable batteries and the ability to be challenging and creative.
  • Mobility availability.

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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