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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.

Joining our team means you will be instrumental in the construction of one of the first large-scale European battery factories, playing a crucial role in the transition towards a carbon-free society.

As the Process Improvement Engineer responsible for Cathode Material, you will lead a team from the ground up, capable of expanding Northvolt's operations in Sweden and beyond. Your primary focus will be to validate process quality and design reliable processes for the scale-up production of cathode active materials, including precursor production and/or calcination processes. You will oversee the testing plan and conduct hands-on testing, which includes material preparation and characterization. Additionally, you will introduce new technologies and evaluate benchmarking to enhance the quality of processes.

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)
  • 3+ 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

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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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