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Customer Quality & Product Development Quality Engineers

  • Västerås
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Product Development Quality Engineer to initially join our bold project team in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

We are continuously building a team of experienced Quality Engineers and great leaders with industry background.

You will be in charge of developing, defining and executing the qualification process and documentation for Northvolts customers, initially focusing on the automotive sector, reporting to the Director of Quality. You will ensure that the quality of Northvolt products meets or exceeds our customer expectations and will proactively work with the customers to meet their requirements.

The Quality Engineers will be experts in one or several defined process areas which includes deep knowledge in quality process design, automotive PPAP, end to end qualification, quality control and assurance, quality management (i.e. according to ISO 9001 and IATF 16949:2016), process robustness and control design etc. You will play an important role to lead and co-ordinate qualification in product development projects, collaborating with Northvolt R&D and Sales departments, equipment design and development teams and process engineers to efficiently achieve a high standard Li-ion cell development process with effective quality gates.

The Product Development Quality Engineer will primarily and initially support the R&D, Business Development, Process engineer and Supply-Chain teams to create a world class product developmen of li-ion battery cells.

In general you have a long experience from quality management in product development, specifically in the automotive industry, and have been driving large, innovative and challenging projects in the area of quality, qualification, continuous improvements, efficiency and optimisation. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicutural environment with Business Development/Marketing, R&D, Production, Process engineering, IT and Automation.

Main responsibility : Quality management in Development in automotive customer projects. Responsible for quality management during the whole development period, all automotive customer quality requirements and process should be handled directly working with customers and coordinating internal deliveries with the Northvolt teams.

The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading projects to complete the customer qualification process including documentation

  • APQP : Quality planning for necessary items based on customer milestone

  • Automotive customer requirement analysis : Feasibility study and Procedure method set up for all customer requirements

  • Development quality management, DFMEA : Structure set up, Risk analysis and customer communication

  • Product verification : Based on customer requirement, product verification should be defined

  • Quality Gates : Manage Quality milestone gates for product and process for each development phase

  • Customer milestone gate approval : depending on customer process, customer milestone gate should be managed and approved

  • Continuous customer communication and responsible for VOC

  • Owning and developing, standardising and executing the automotive Production Parts Approval Process.

    • PPAP : Customer approval for final development
    • Oversee completion of all parts of the qualification process including DFMEA, PFMEA and control plan with R&D and Process team
    • Work across many parts of the organisation, collaborating with business development, technical, design and development team, process engineering and automation

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Product Development Quality Engineer is vital to Northvolt customer relations, the success of Northvolt and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

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


  • MSc degree in mechanical/chemical engineering or similar

  • Automotive customer requirement analysis

  • Experience in automotive Customer development process (Preferred German customer) Preferred whole development period

  • Quality tools : FMEA, SPC, process capability, MSA, 8D

  • Six sigma training and familiar with DOE, SPC, D/P FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem solving methodology

  • Education in relevant quality discipline

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume production

  • Experience of qualification processes and/or parts in the automotive industry

  • Specific training in the automotive Production Parts Approval Process

  • Knowledge and experience of applying IATF 16949:2016, VDA and ISO9001:2015

  • Experience in developing processes, standards and documentation in an efficient way to meet customer requirements

  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement and qualification projects in manufacturing

  • Knowledgeable in Lean and TQM

  • Curious, technically educated and preferrably with a strong business background

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish or German is a plus
  • Highly organised and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Customer focused
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour
  • Passionate & purpose driven

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 was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving 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 our Gdansk facility 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 battery 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 difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Rebecca Dovega | Hiring Manager

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