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Director Manufacturing Engineering

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Director of Manufacturing Engineering to join our bold 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.

You will be in charge of leading a fast-growing team. As leader of the unit, you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. You will be responsible for setting up and executing the long-term process strategy reporting to the VP of Manufacturing Engineering.

You will be responsible for overall engineering management related to industrial process engineering projects for Northvolt’s advanced factories, including design and implementation of new technologies and specialized battery manufacturing equipment.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Overall areas of responsibility and activities.

• Responsible for managing projects, timelines, budget and track progress on projects focusing on manufacturing engineering.

• Responsible for managing engineers and vendors to design and deliver industrial process equipment achieving aggressive yield and rate targets against tight deadlines optimizing following factors (Quality, Capacity / CAPEX, Cost of manufacturing, OEE).

• Responsible to secure engineering team growth and competence development as well as long term employee development and employee satisfaction.

• Responsible to both establish and secure compliance with standards and procedures.

• Responsible to secure and enable cross functional integration to relevant engineering teams to define interfaces for advanced real time monitoring, production control and optimization.

• Responsible to define and contribute to process engineering Blueprint deliveries. (Blueprint is referring to a lean, standardized and a flexible enough solution for a designated factory block to easily be adopted and scaled.)

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

Requirements: Education or other qualifications or competences relevant in order to succeed in the job

• Competences in industrial methodologies such as value stream analysis, lean manufacturing, FMEA, design to cost etc.

• At least 7 years experiences in managing engineers and large-scale projects in a multicultural environment

• Experiences in battery industry is valuable but not required

• Extensive project management experience in demanding industrial environments

• Experienced in managing people in multi-cultural environments

• Technical experienced in development of manufacturing process for industrial manufacturing equipment

Specific skills: (e.g., specific programs, languages, certifications etc.)

• Excellent English written and oral skills

• Highly execution-oriented

• Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines

• Excellent time management skills

• International multi technology dimensions

• Shows grit and determination in finding the best situational solutions

• Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

• Flexible and communicative personality

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.

Julia Blom | Contact Person

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Västerås | On-site
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