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Quality Control Manager Recycling

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

We are looking for a dedicated and driven Quality Control Manager to join us in our mission to contribute to build the world’s greenest battery. The role is a part of our passionate Revolt Ett team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be part of building the first in-house full recycling flow in the world. Recovery and effective recycling of end-of-life batteries is key to closing the loop on batteries and to achieve a minimal carbon footprint.

The construction of Europe's largest recycling facility for batteries in Skellefteå is ongoing and will start its production process to separate out valuable metals for reuse in battery production during 2023. The goal is to source 50% of the raw materials needed for cell production from recycling by 2030 and therefore more recycling facilities are planned at site. So, forget about everything you thought you knew about working in the industry, this is going to be completely different!

About the job
In your role as the QC Manager, it is important that you have several years of experience from process or the chemical industry. Strong analytical and technical abilities and leadership skills are needed in order to succeed in this important role. You are also used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills.

You will from start build a team and lead our analysis laboratory. You will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and controlling the daily activities in the QC laboratory to ascertain that our materials, mass and finished product meet internal and external specifications. This includes management for lab workflow, sample analysis, sample retention, standards management, material qualification, inventory management and document management.

With your analytical expertise, you should drive and participate regularly in production investigations and failure analysis activities. You must enjoy working in the laboratory, building teams, capabilities and processes from scratch and who can effectively collaborate across group boundaries to find solutions to problems.

You must be flexible, driven, structured and can act decisively. You are pedagogical and have the ability to arouse commitment. You will be working in a cross-functional team and will be reporting to the Revolt Ett Operations Manager.

About the team

You will be an important member of the Revolt Ett team in Skellefteå. In your role you will lead a QC team on shift, ensuring that quality standards are followed throughout production. Your main responsibilities will include following up on shift quality performance and continuously look for improvement.

The QC team should be the lab experts, having experience in measuring methods, potentially advanced Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing methods and instruments. You and your team will play an important role to support the Production teams in measuring and improving our product quality.

In general, you have strong background of measuring & inspection techniques and can structure your work in an efficient way. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment.

You should be logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Together with our process and R&D team start-up of first measuring methods and instruments.
  • Together with your team searching, validating, and implementing new inspection methods and technologies.
  • Develop and document methods and procedures for quality measurements of incoming details and production intermediates.
  • Work across many parts of the organization, collaborating with R&D technical team, Production, Process engineering and the Northvolt Ett QC team.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. 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.

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 :

  • PhD (or MSc with 5+ years of experience in a laboratory) in Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Natural Sciences or Engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience in R&D, quality control in an analytical laboratory from a relevant industry, e.g., Li-ion battery materials, polymers, inorganic materials, pharmaceutical, food or paper industries is preferred.

  • Proven track record of performing method development and validation projects in a laboratory environment.

  • Hands-on expertise in several of the following analytical techniques ICP-MS, ICP-OES, HPLC, ICP-AES, GC-MSTr. Experience in LIMS.

  • Excellent English written and oral skills.

Bonus points for:

  • Knowledgeable in quality management systems, e.g., ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM as well as Lean and six sigma.
  • Familiar with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodology.
  • Good problem-solving skills, understanding the importance of keeping set schedules and production goals.

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.

Per Mårtensson | Contact Person

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