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Production Quality Leader

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

We are looking for an experienced and driven Production Quality Lead to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. By joining us you will be a key player in establishing high-quality performance in our production at the first large scale European battery factory.

About the job

As a Production Quality Lead you will ensure team performance and customer's satisfaction for a dedicated production block through team management, quality control and improvements of product and process. Furthermore, you will supervise and support Production Quality employees and ensure that standards are followed, and employees are trained. Most importantly, you will strive for our process to yield the highest quality and act on deviations and work with support functions to fix any issues and non-conformities.

About the team

The quality department is lead by the Director of Quality and composed of three main aspects, Production Quality, Quality Control and Quality Testing. The department focuses on implementing a strong quality mindset across the organization and is amongst one of the most cross-functional in the organization, collaborating closely with our Production Technology and Process Engineering teams to act on deviations and improve processes.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement and audit standard procedures and instructions
  • Review and implement the Quality Control plans for each process operation.
  • Set up quality monitoring procedures, quality KPI's, evaluate performance and make improvement proposals, i.e., Process capability: SPC and Cpk
  • Lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities in relation to con-conformities and quality issues, e.g. 8D and non-conformity reporting.
  • Ensure development of PQ employees (Technical, SOP’S, WI’s, Team development and behaviours)
  • Participate and input in change management, engineering change notification and deviation approval processes. Review results and action tracker and initiate improvement projects. Drive cross-functional and cross-technological manufacturing projects and opportunities. Drive quality improvement and optimization projects utilising six sigma methodology.
  • Participate and input to quality gate reviews in the industrialisation phase of Product and Process Development to ensure reliable manufacturing of products. Support to equipment commissioning activities.
  • Supervise and support employees
  • Follow up team Quality performance and act on deviations
  • Participates in recruiting and developing a team spirit that creates energy, encourages compliance with company standards and employment guidelines
  • Support definition and apply performance metrics (competence matrix) for each team member and then work with team members to make sure that all metrics are met.

Personal success factors:
The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, 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 are a strong believer 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.
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

We believe that you have :

  • MSc degree in Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in similar role within high volume assembly/production, e.g. battery, automotive, pharma
  • 3+ years leadership experience in international manufacturing organisations
  • Experience and knowledge about FMEA, Control Plan, PPAP, SPC, MSA, Risk Management
  • Experience and knowledge of problem-solving process, 8D, 5Why, Ishikawa, Pareto
  • Experience and knowledge of quality requirements and standards of the automotive industry (IATF 16949:2016)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in automotive industry
  • Certified six sigma professional green or black belt
  • Internal auditor certification for ISO9001 or VDA6.3

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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