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Senior Automation Engineer

Responsible to design, implement, improve and sustain a highly automated production process, automated material handling, robotics and vision system.

To be an expert in PLC and/or robot progaming, to provide mentorship of associate and manufacturing engineers in these fields.

Key responsibilities:

  • Defining and development of automation requirements specification and control system architecture
  • Design, implement and testing of PLC code delivering desired system functionality
  • Creating test protocols for automation solutions
  • Design and implement automation systems for advanced factories, consisting of conveyors, vision systems, AGV’s and specialized manufacturing equipment
  • Design and implement new technologies for specialized equipment and reduction of equipment energy usage
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers, including assembly equipment, robotics, AGV’s, motion control suppliers
  • Driving innovative and challenging automation projects with very high demand on accuracy and scale
  • Carry out studies about various Vision Systems, to select the most efficient hardware combination to facilitate inspection and measurement systems
  • Drive PLC and Vision Systems commissioning in charge of Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT)
  • Design and implement virtual commissioning of software changes for FAT, SAT and manufacturing software changes
  • Integrate very diverse, complex, equipment into higher automation layers developing some of the most advanced control systems in the world
  • Translate factory design and manufacturing engineering teams inputs, into automation and controls equipment and process specifications
  • Ensure and apply 5S principles
  • Provide production technical support by constant equipment and KPI improvements, by using the S.M.A.R.T (Specific Measurable Achievable, Relevant and Time-bounded) goals approach
  • Perform other tasks assigned by Manager

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • Degree in Electronics, Mechatronics, Software Engineering or similar
  • 5+ years of experience within Industrial Automation in automated manufacturing environments such as: automotive, semiconductors, pharmaceutical, medical devices etc..
  • 5+ years PLC/SCADA programming, especially Siemens TIA portal systems and ABB 800xA.
  • 5+ years in OPC connectivity and MES interfaces
  • Experience in writing technical documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, UML, Test Cases, Test Records)
  • Passionate by solving complex problems with technology in a simple yet innovative way
  • Track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries
  • Good experience working with servo drives and motion technology
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific skills:

  • SCL, Graph, Ladder and FB PLC Programing
  • HMI and Scada Programing
  • Vision System Hardware and Software
  • Robot Programing
  • AGV and ASRS Programing
  • Electrical and/or Electronics Knowledge
  • MES integration

We offer:

  • Stable employment conditions - employment contract
  • 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
  • Co-financing postgraduate studies
  • English lessons
  • Employee referral programme
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle
  • Christmas/holiday bonuses from Employee Benefit Fund (ZFŚS)
  • Co-financing of sports activities and integration budget
  • The possibility to invest in Northvolt group’s shares
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment - the ability to use English daily
  • Opportunity to develop and acquire new skills in a company taking part in the transformation to renewable energy
  • Friendly and open working atmosphere in a diverse team

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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