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Quality Control Engineer – Incoming Mechanical Parts

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

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Quality Control Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our bold Incoming Quality Control team based in Västerås, Sweden. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing and validating inspection methods of incoming mechanical parts and support cross-functionally the different production lines across the wider Northvolt Labs production campus.

About the job

As Quality Control Engineer in our team, you will primarily be responsible to lead and build up our incoming inspection control plan for all mechanical parts as well as be responsible to develop, define and implement inspection methods for evaluating the incoming mechanical parts and components used in our different production lines, both R&D prototype and Labs pilot lines. Furthermore, you will be responsible for developing quality standards, procedures and documentation associated with the manufacturing inspection techniques. You will also be responsible for reviewing quality data, MSA studies and work cross-functionally to evaluate and compare product quality including participating into RCAs. We are looking for someone that enjoys working in the laboratory, building up capabilities and processes from scratch and that has a hands-on approach to their tasks as well as can effectively collaborate across group boundaries to find solutions to problems.

About the team

Together with several further quality control engineers and technicians you will be part of the Incoming Quality Control team within our wider Quality Control team at Northvolt Labs. Our QC team, currently composed of 25 dedicated laboratory technicians, analytical chemists, and engineers, is working on all aspects of quality inspections and cell production investigations. You will have access to a fully equipped laboratory with high-end analytical instruments that cover both chemical and mechanical analyses. You will play a key role in building up inspection and characterisation expertise and competences within the team and the wider company.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, validate and implement inspection methods for a selection of incoming materials, components & sub-products of the battery manufacturing process
  • Improve characterisation methods and corresponding measuring equipment in the QC laboratory as needed
  • Develop and document methods and procedures for the responsible materials and measuring equipment
  • Execute the testing plan and run tests on a range of instruments and review and report data/results in a timely manner
  • Lead and drive MSA and validation studies on mechanical parts
  • Maintain the instruments, you are responsible for a high standard
  • Work across many parts of the organization, collaborating with R&D technical team, Supplier Quality, Process engineering, Production, Supply Chain, IT & automation

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Quality Control Engineer is vital to Northvolt’s customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt and key to Northvolt’s mission to enable the future of energy.

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 degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Materials Engineering
  • Minimum 2+ years of relevant work experience in Production or R&D Environment
  • Experience from automotive business or as a supplier to automotive business is an advantage together with experience of SC CC for components and what it means for quality controls and PPAP.
  • Experience in vision systems, NDT methods (Preferably at X-ray, Computed Tomography), mechanical testing equipment (tensile tester, puncture tester), CMM and Precision Measurement Devices
  • Strong statistical background
  • Experienced in driving and performing MSA studies
  • Specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
  • Experience in developing analytical methods, standards, procedures and documentation in an efficient way
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality projects in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledgeable in Lean and Six Sigma
  • Familiar with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodologies (e.g. 8D)

We are looking for a candidate that is:

  • Analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches
  • Highly organized and results driven with an eye for detail
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Passionate and purpose driven
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise 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.

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.

Julia Glasfors | Contact Person

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