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Technical Cleanliness Engineer

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

We are looking for an experienced Technical Cleanliness Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Quality team based in Skellefteå.

About the job

Manufacturing of Battery Cells requires a high level of cleanliness of the manufacturing environment and process. This is accomplished with the use of controlled environments over the manufacturing process, specially designed equipment, and strict cleaning routines of the machines and the areas. The controlled environments can be clean and dry rooms (for the critical process steps) but also other high cleanliness grades rooms.

You will in part be responsible for the monitoring and validation of these areas, equipment and activities is critical for the production of a safe and high quality product. As the technical cleanliness engineer you will perform the cleanroom cleaning validations and contamination monitoring activities, analyses the samples with the help of Quality Control, and assist on root cause analysis for contamination excursions and ensures that the cleaning procedures of the production operators and cleaning team personnel are carried out and in the correct manner. Finally, the technical cleanliness engineer proposes improvements to ensure a safe working environment and high-quality and efficient operations at NV Ett AB from a technical cleanliness perspective.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Perform audits and oversee the cleanroom validation and monitoring activities according to ISO 14644 for the room and the machines. Audit the good working order of the cleanroom operations (HVAC system, gowning, cleanroom cleaning, machine cleaning, materials entry and exit etc) and the relevant controlled environments
Perform cleaning validation/contamination control and monitoring activities (particle and chemical contamination sampling)
Ensure all currently implemented work instructions (WI) are followed for his/her field
Fills in the protocols and reports for his/her activities
Support the Incoming Quality Control and Supplier Quality with audits of the suppliers, setting requirements, and performing measurements on the incoming material and methods to improve the quality of the incoming material, outbound goods, packaging etc.
Supports Customer Quality regarding customers audits
Perform training regarding technical cleanliness
Communicates the objectives status and deviations to the Process Quality Manager

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios 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.

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 strongly believe in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in english or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

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

We believe that you have :

*A science degree in Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical-Automation Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics etc

  • At least 3 years experience with cleanroom validation & contamination control activities in battery manufacturing or relevant industries
  • Excellent knowledge of:
    • ISO14644 - Cleanrooms and controlled environments and cleanroom practices (from other roles in industries with controlled environments such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, micro-electronics, battery production, food, laboratories etc.)
    • VDA 19 Part 1 - Inspection of technical cleanliness
    • VDA 19 Part 2 - Technical cleanliness in Assembly
    • ISO 16232 Road vehicles - Cleanliness of components of fluid circuits
    • ZVEI - guidelines for technical cleanliness in electrical engineering
  • Excellent English written and oral skills

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in industrial HVAC systems in construction, maintenance, validation
  • Experience within quality and good knowledge in technical writing and reviewing of Work Instructions and Validation documents
  • Experience with clean/controlled environments in the automotive industry
  • Experience in analytical techniques for Technical Cleanliness
  • Basic knowledge of the battery production & the contamination risks per process
  • Experience in health and safety in similar environments

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.

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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