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Process Development Engineer - Cathode Development

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Process Improvement Engineer in cathode development team in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon-free society.

The Process Improvement Engineer will be in charge of Cathode Material . As a leader of this unit, you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. The engineers conduct the process quality validation and design of reliable process for scale-up production of cathode active materials. This includes precursor production process and/or calcination process. Manage test plan and conduct hands-on testing including material preparation and characterization. Introduction of new technology and bench-marking evaluation for improving process quality.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct process quality validation of cathode active material
  • Design of reliable process for scale-up production of cathode active material
  • Manage test plan and conduct hands-on testing and characterization
  • Report to Cathode Development manager
  • Ensure objectives & activities of cathode development team’s scope
  • Ensure material preparation and characterization for lab. scale and mass production
  • Ensure delivery of development progress for following-up team’s objectives (e.g., milestones)
  • Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between customers and Northvolt's internal stakeholders

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.
The 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


  • MSc or PhD in Chemical/Material/Electrical Engineering, or Chemistry/Physics
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in the development of cathode materials and process (if any)
  • 2+ years experience in R&D of cathode active materials, or in inorganic chemistry in academia or industry
  • Experience in powder process, liquid process, and general engineering including instrumentation and/or simulation of cathode active materials production.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Fluency in English
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel…)
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.

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.

Rika Kato | Contact Person

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