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Senior Manager Cell Analysis Laboratory

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • On-site
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • On-site

We are looking for an experienced Manager of our Cell Analysis Lab to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Quality team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in understanding our battery cells and their components and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

Chemical, physical and mechanical analysis are fundamental to understand our battery cells and their components, to select suppliers, to control quality of incoming material and in production, and to understand failure mechanisms and causes. In this role you manage and lead the Cell Analysis Laboratory in our development and sample production facility in Västerås. You work with internal customers and equipment suppliers, define, own and execute the method and equipment roadmap, as well as the development and validation of analytical methods.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for operating the Cell Analysis Laboratory, including mechanical and chemical materials analysis, incoming quality control, process quality control and failure analysis.

  • Leading and Managing a diverse organisation of e.g. Managers, Engineers, Analytical chemists, Metallurgists, Technicians and support functions.

  • Identify and align analysis requirements from internal customers. Derive a methodology and -equipment roadmap, align with relevant stakeholders such as internal customers, experts and other laboratories, and execute it.

  • Accountable for method development and -validation, as well as maintenance and calibration of the instruments, documentation and training.

  • Accountable for the Cell Analysis Laboratory facilities, ensuring safe operation by employees in the laboratories at all times.

  • Manage the project plan for establishment of the QC- lab including layout, specifications, support in the RFQ process and execution of installations and commissioning of new analytical instruments.

  • Responsible for efficient execution of quality controls and inspections according to all control plans, demand vs capacity tracking, data management and storage

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

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.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
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 in e.g. Chemistry, Materials Science or Chemical/Industrial/Mechanical engineering, or material science.

  • 5+ years’ experience in leading and managing an analytical- or quality control laboratory.

  • Proven track record in chemical, physical and mechanical analysis methods and -instruments.

  • Experienced in sourcing and commissioning new analytical instruments.

  • Experienced in implementing, developing and validating new analytical and control methods.

  • Proven track record in statistical and measurement system analysis (MSA) or validation studies in a laboratory or production environment.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry
  • Specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM as well as Lean and six sigma.
  • Experience in automotive industry, or as a supplier to automotive business is an advantage together with experience of SC/CC for components and what it means for quality controls and PPAP.
  • 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.

Andreas Huels | Contact Person

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Västerås | On-site
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