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Lead Test Engineer

We are looking for a driven Lead Test Electrical Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our ESS Manufacturing Engineering team based in Gdansk, Poland. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing and implementing our electrical test processes and vision systems engineering standards and contribute to our role in achieving a carbon free society.

About the job

The role of Lead Test Electrical Engineer within ESS Engineering Team, is to take responsibility for identifying and defining the product, process, equipment and process validation related activities within the technology roadmaps that lead to new or improved test technologies, both electrical testing and vision inspection, supporting the battery systems product portfolio and the next generation shift in manufacturing technologies

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Skills & Requirements

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Link between Production Test and R&D Engineering for new product developments, design changes and product diagnostics (development products)

  • Develop test code base and custom applications in house to perform custom electrical functional checks and vision inspection systems

  • Creating electrical test procedures, implementing test fixtures and executing qualification and validation activities for battery systems electrical testing

  • Characterize and create vision inspection procedures, implement inspection systems

  • Characterize existing processes by defining critical process parameters, establish required process controls and process validation plans to fulfill targeted Machine and Process Capabilities (cm, cmk, cp, cpk, pp, ppk), First Pass Yield (FPY), Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Scrap level.

  • Responsible for diagnosing root causes and implementing preventive and corrective actions for equipment, process and product failures

  • Training of test and maintenance technicians

  • Lead and participate in electrical and vision test equipment and process design reviews with equipment suppliers to integrate state of the art battery systems electrical tests and vision inspection technologies into our manufacturing processes.

We believe that you have:

  • Fluent English with strong communication skills
  • BSc or MSc degree in Electrical, Electronics or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Work experience with battery systems testing or electronics testing and vision inspection systems in manufacturing area.
  • High voltage testing
  • Prior strong software experience in NI Labview and/or NI TestStand and/or Matlab
  • Knowledge of Phyton/C/C++/C# programing languages
  • Prior strong experience with CAN, Ethernet, RS 232 Communication Protocols
  • Experience using and programing profilometers, optical micrometers, 2D/3D AOI Systems, laser triangulation
  • Experience in providing solutions to one or more of geometric dimensional measurements, presence detection, position detection and correction, surface defect inspection
  • Good fundamentals understanding of optics: lenses, filters, lighting, polarization, diffraction etc.
  • Experience using vision systems from Keyence, Cognex, DALSA, Stemmer Imaging etc.
  • Good analytical reasoning, problem solving skills and ability to understand complex HW/SW systems
  • Quality and customer orientation
  • Experience with product and processes from prototype through production in a high volume and high pace environment ideally in the Battery, Electronics, Semiconductor production, Automotive industries.

Bonus points for:

  • Additional experience on automotive systems, scripting languages, Keysight BTI and/or Teradyne Test Station

  • Additional experience with programing and evaluating coordinate measuring machines (CMMs): portable systems, contactless or traditional

  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

  • Experience in microcontrollers – general overview

We offer:

  • Stable employment conditions – employment contract (indefinite after 6 months)
  • Private medical care in LUX MED – extended package with a freedom of treatment (partial refunding of invoices) for the employee fully paid by the company
  • MyBenefit System – monthly card top-ups, the possibility to purchase a Multisport card
  • Paid trainings connected to the working position
  • Clear career path, the possibility to switch departments
  • Education co-funding
  • English lessons
  • Employee referral programme
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle, direct bus from Gdańsk Główny to the factory
  • Employee improvement programme with cash rewards
  • Clean production space
  • Christmas/holiday bonuses from Employee Benefit Fund (ZFŚS)
  • The possibility to work paid overtime
  • Co-financing of sports activities and integration budget
  • The possibility to invest in Northvolt group’s shares
  • Fruits and coffee
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

About the company

Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling. Among Northvolt industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group.

Northvolt Ett is a next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, the gigafactory will be one of the largest battery cell factory in Europe and produce at least 32 GWh of capacity annually.

Alongside Northvolt Ett, Northvolt is also establishing a manufacturing site for battery systems in Gdansk, Poland. This facility, Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, will industrialize and produce world leading battery systems in order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market. The factory is a highly automated, state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a dynamic 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 Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, in Gdansk, 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 manufacturing 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 real difference. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Maciej Potrapeluk | Contact Person

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