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Test Engineer Mechanical Lab

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

Do you want to be part of a team that ensures the safety of Northvolt's future battery cells?

At the Safety test lab, our main focus is to test the cells produced in Northvolt Labs. The testing consists of safety tests e.g. internal & external short circuit, crush, heat profile, drop and many more.

As a test engineer for the safety lab in Västerås you will be part of a bold, passionate and excellent team that strives to make all produced cells at Northvolt, as safe and environmental friendly as possible.

About the job

By joining us, you will play a key role in testing and evaluating safety and performance of our cells during the different development phases, from prototyping to production of Li-ion cells. You will work closely with test equipment, different cell projects and together with validation engineers help design new test methods or equipment.

You will also be a key player in ramping up the new Safety test laboratory and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging projects with high demands on accuracy and on-time delivery.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with and progress the project together with Northvolt experts and specialists from technical, R&D, procurement, quality, construction areas
  • Plan and execute testing of cells in different phases of development and mass production
  • Develop relevant new test methodology and equipment together with validation team
  • Develop working procedures and structures for the test team
  • Work in expansion projects and contribute to planning and execution of the project
  • Drive continuous improvement and development of methodology and technology
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance and training to junior staff and technicians

The person we are looking for is self-driven, strongly goal oriented, 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, grit and a sense of humor.

The test engineer is a vital member of the testing, safety and certification team and key to Northolt’s mission to enable the future of energy. The position is situated in Västerås with some travels to be expected. As our project managers rarely plan time for re-testing in their schedule, a high level of flexibility is necessary.

Apply with CV and cover letter 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


  • A degree in electrical or mechanical engineering/Relevant University Degree
  • Experienced with battery testing in R&D (3 years) and/or automotive field (5 years)
  • Technical leadership and coordinating skills in a highly flexible and frequent changing environment are a must
  • Experience working with different standards and testing for certification for li-ion batteries
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skill
  • Experience using test equipment
  • Experience in installation, commissioning and acceptance testing of equipment

  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background

  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • High analytical skills, strong focus on quality assurance

  • Highly organized and result-driven

  • An eye for detail

  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations

  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • Passionate & purpose driven
  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus

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.

Mohamed-Amine AROUBATE | Contact Person

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