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Automation Engineer - Process & Equipment Engineering

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe and construction is set to begin in 2023. We are now looking for Automation Engineers to join our Engineering team!

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery.

Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Few industries offer as great opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector, but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

What you will do
As Automation Engineer you will be part of the Engineering team of NOVO Energy where you will give our operations team the tools to run the most advanced and efficient production factory in the world. In your role you will be working closely with the design team to design and implement a highly automated production process. You will also be working closely with the Software Engineering Team, responsible for the higher-level system such as MES, ERP and PLM.

The production environment has very high demands on cleanness, up-time to reach the set quality level, production efficiency and traceability. It will require a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Develop and implement the automation system in the Gigafactory.
  • Commissioning of new equipment.
  • Troubleshooting as part of the maintenance procedure.
  • Work together with the Industrial Automation System Design team to test and verify upgrades and test applications.
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers.
  • Author and review Engineering Design Documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, Logic diagrams, Test Cases, Test Records).
  • Participate in R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments.
  • Participate in education and knowledge transfer workshops.
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests.
  • Provide input for quoting and planning works.
  • Code review and test of other’s work as well as improving and defining code review practices.
  • Participate in and contribute towards design forums and improvement meetings for technical improvement and optimization of software processes.

Work with great people

Josefine
Engineer, R&D
"Working here, you get to wear many different hats and try new things each week. It’s very much a start-up culture but with the resources of a multinational company!"
Claes
Senior Program Manager
"Everyone working in this joint venture are genuinely passionate about our bold mission & have a clear sense of purpose. When you work with people like that - every challenge turns into an opportunity."
Martin
Senior Software Engineer
"I get to work in a promising industry but also with the most innovative technologies. The old- fashioned image of a heavy industry does not apply. This is industry 4.0 (or 5.0) it is quite high-tech!"

Skills & Requirements

Your background

  • Degree in relevant field of technology: Electrical-, Automation-, Software-, Computer Engineering or similar.
  • Experience within Industrial Automation in process-driven industries such as: Mining, Paper Mill, Semiconductors, Fine Chemicals, Pharma, Food etc.
  • Experience with sensors and instrumentation.
  • Experience with PLC/SCADA, especially Siemens, Beckhoff, and ABB 800xA.
  • Experience in OPC connectivity and MES interfaces.
  • Experience in writing technical documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, UML, Test Cases, Test Records.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.

Specific skills, Abilities and Personal Success Factors

  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • Passionate about solving complex problems with technology in a simple yet innovative way.
  • Track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries.
  • Design, implement and testing of PLC code delivering desired system functionality.
  • Good experience working with servo drives and motion technology.

Great Place to Work

  • International Environment

  • Leading Edge Technology

  • Purpose

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid work

  • Collective agreement

About the company

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Our Gigafactory in Gothenburg will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe, with a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) - thereby enabling a supply of batteries for approximately half a million Volvo and Polestar cars per year. Our state-of-the-art R&D facility will gather leading expertise from all over the world, to create the next generation battery cells.

You can read more about this joint venture in these press releases, here and here.

2022R&D facility established

2023Start of construction of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2024Volvo Cars will source 15 GWh of battery cells per year from Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå

202550% of Volvo Cars’ global sales will be fully electric

2026Production start of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2030Volvo Cars will offer only pure electric cars

Frida Ottosson | Contact Person

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