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Master Thesis - Fast deep discharge and short circuit of battery cells

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

We are looking for a dedicated MSc Student to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our passionate Recycling team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing EV Battery Recycling and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery industry.

About the job

The first steps of the recycling process is to discharge and dismantle the battery packs. The process resemble a normal assembly plant - but reversed.

These process steps include manual workstations, intra site logistics, storages and automated equipment.

We are looking for a MSc Student who would investigate innovative Li-ion battery discharge methods. Prior to recycling we are performing so called deep discharge of the battery cells. The thesis project would evaluate alternative methods of performing the deep discharge, the main focus will be on electrical discharge.

The successful student is probably studying Electrical Engineering with a major in Battery systems, Electronics or Power Electronics, and an interest in exploratory engineering

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Literature survey of existing procedures
  • Fast deep discharge process concept
  • Internal short circuit concept after deep discharge
  • High c-rate deep discharge test
  • Verify black mass quality

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 humour.

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.

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 Student in Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Track record of successful academic achievements

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry
  • Fluency in other languages
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

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.