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Process Engineering Manager

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås +1 more

Northvolt has exciting job offers for Process Engineering Managers to initially join our bold project team in Västerås and later transfer to Skellefteå, where we start production within the next few years.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon-free society.

We are continuously building a team of both experienced engineers and great leaders with engineering backgound.

The Process Engineer Manager will be in charge of a fast-growing team. As leader of the unit, you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long term process strategy reporting to the Director of Process Engineering.

The process team will primarily and initially support the Construction, Environmental, Supply-Chain and R&D teams to create a world-class production of li-ion battery cells.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging improvement projects in the area of yield, cost, quality, or efficiency.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating with Lean, Production, Maintenance, IT, Automation, and Facility team.

The candidates for the management positions will be responsible for monitoring the operations of our systems, including quality and compliance. The candidate should also be able to recommend improvements to the process through the tracking of metrics and reporting of data. The candidate should definitely have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Sustain and improve process yield
  • Provide technical support as necessary
  • Establish process metrics and goals
  • Develop and issue process designs

  • Manage and train process engineering team

  • Lead the improvement projects and update the progress weekly in the factory

  • Finalize the process windows and DFMEA with RD and QA team

  • Qualify the alternative raw material with RD team and Supply Chain

The persons we are looking for are team players, 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 requires and values great self-discipline and natural talent to make things happen. The Process Manager is a vital member of the Factory Process team and the key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date for the Process Engineers 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


  • BSc or MSc degree in Physics/Chemistry/ManufacturingEngineering

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience within high volume production engineering in a related field and minimum 2 years of management experience in Process Engineering field

  • Experience of supervising a team of process engineers and proven successful leadership in a multicultural environment

  • Six sigma training with green belt certificate

  • Familiar with DOE and SPC

  • Familiar with DFMEA and QA troubleshooting tools

  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory

  • Experience from scaling production in a fast-growing environment ideally in the Battery, Oil, Gas, Food, Pharma, Paper & Pulp, Semiconductor, Electrochemical or similar industry

  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background

  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • 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 humour
  • Passionate & purpose-driven

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 was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are 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 are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!


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