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Quality Engineer - NOVO Energy

Quality Engineer – NOVO Energy, Gothenburg
We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest battery cell production facilities in Europe. With construction set to begin in 2023, we’re now looking to build a team of highly skilled Quality Engineers who will play a key role throughout the entire project lifecycle from inception through to production.

Our mission
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.

The job
This role will see you flex your skills across two distinct phases of NOVO Energy’s growth - the Project phase when we’re building and equipping the Gigafactory, and the Production phase when we’ll be making sustainable EV batteries in a hi-tech production environment.

Project phase:
Initially you will be part of the NOVO Engineering project team responsible for setting up the quality control labs and equipment in the plant. During this phase you will also develop the quality control plan and prepare the implementation of the Quality Management system. In this capacity, you will collaborate with a broad range of cross-functional teams from process engineers, construction to R&D and play an integral role in establishing and integrating the Quality teams future needs and operating environment.

Production Phase:
Once the Gigafactory is built, and production is up and running you’ll be responsible for ensuring quality of our products coming out of the production lines, and you will support Production, on shopfloor, through problem solving and improvement projects. You will also be in charge of implementing the quality standards, procedures, and quality management principles throughout the organization.


Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Specifying, approving, and commissioning the quality control equipment in the plant.
  • Actively participating in DFMEA's and PFMEA's.
  • Defining and producing the Quality Control plans for each process operation.
  • Leading the execution of the Quality Control plan during pre-production and deliver required input to customer projects, e.g., PPAP documentation.
  • Oversee the Quality Control plan, review results and process performance and initiate improvement projects.
  • Lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities in relation to deviations and quality issues, e.g., 8D and non-conformity investigations.
  • Develop, implement, and audit standard procedures and instructions. Provide training to team members as well as managers.

Your background and skills:

  • University degree in engineering and working experience within quality in a relevant production environment (battery, pharma, automotive, food etc.).
  • Deep knowledge, from experience, in problem solving, statistical process control, quality control and quality monitoring, quality tools & methods, quality management systems and standards (ISO9001 and IATF16949) as well as continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement/six sigma projects in manufacturing and/or with suppliers.
  • Ability and urge to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional, multi-cultural team environment.
  • A “can do” attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit while still maintaining an analytic and fact-based mindset.
  • Excellent English skills – written and oral, other languages is of course a plus.

What’s in it for you
Over the course of this multi-year project, you'll play a core role in building a Quality function from scratch under the guidance of experienced leaders. In this position, you will also gain a deep understanding of cutting-edge battery cell manufacturing, a skill-set in high demand in an industry with immense growth ahead. To top it off, we’re gathering expertise from all over the world, and you’ll be part of an international and motivated team that have fun together while inventing for the future.

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!"

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

Patrik Ahlbom | Contact Person

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NOVO Energy

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