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Operators Program - Skellefteå x Gothenburg

Recharge your career with NOVO Energy and Northvolt

The Swedish battery industry is expanding rapidly, with the establishment of NOVO Energy's gigafactory in Gothenburg and Northvolt's continued growth creating thousands of exciting career opportunities across the country.

If you're curious about making the switch to a career in battery production, our Exchange Program will offer you the support, learning and skills needed to become part of this innovative industry and expand your career.

With our first group of Gothenburgers now on-site in Skellefteå, we're ready to welcome our next intake of talented people eager to build a career in the battery industry.

Our partnership and the program

NOVO Energy and Northvolt is a partnership of strength and collaboration. We share a common purpose; to make green batteries for a blue planet and build a sustainable industry that enables the green energy transition.

To make our purpose reality we're growing local talent and are now offering the opportunity to join our fully paid exchange program. Designed to equip you with the skills needed to transition into this dynamic industry, in this program you will:

• Work with, and learn from industry experts in a fully paid role at Northvolt in Skellefteå for 18-24 months
• Develop skills and knowledge to set you up for the future
• Experience living and working in beautiful Skellefteå
• Become part of a core group of specially trained employees
• Return to Gothenburg and NOVO Energy to a guaranteed job in our new Gigafactory

Operators Program - your chance to grow

Our Operators program is the perfect place to start your career in battery manufacturing. Here you'll learn the ropes from specialists and experienced staff whilst gaining invaluable exposure to the processes, materials, and equipment. As an Operator, you work at the heart of the production – where our battery cells are made. Key duties involve control and monitoring of the machines, replenishing material and contributing to continuous improvements on the line.

You will work in a cutting-edge facility with new technology in close collaboration with other operators, shift leaders, maintenance, quality and environment personnel.

Skills & Requirements:

As a person, you'll need to be goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, a well-developed sense for quality, pride in your work and motivation to take on new challenges.

- Strong work ethics and well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Previous work experience from industries such as paper mills, food, chemicals, electronics, concentrator, leaching, oil and gas production or smelters and/or training as an operator from industrial high schools.
- Good communication skills are mush as you will work in close collaboration with many different teams.
- Good written and spoken English skills is a requirement, Swedish and other languages skills are considered a plus.

Join us and become part of this exciting journey

If this sounds like the opportunity you've been looking for, make sure to apply today. We promise you a competitive salary and lots of perks, frequent trips home to stay connected with family and friends, an out-of-the ordinary learning experience with Northvolt and a guaranteed job at the NOVO Gigafactory in Gothenburg at the completion of your program.

Apply with your CV in English. Full time employment, fixed salary. Start date as soon as possible with regards to notice period.

Work with great people

Senior Director of Advanced Materials
"I was attracted to NOVO Energy and Sweden, after having seen the impressive growth of the European electric vehicle market where Northvolt’s work on sustainable batteries is already well-known."
Mechanical Engineering Manager
"Our mission to produce the world's greenest battery spoke to me. I feel I'm doing something to help the world towards sustainability. This is what drives my colleagues and gives us a shared purpose."
Senior Construction Manager
"To me, it's exciting being part of this from the beginning and put down the cornerstone for a project of this size and scope. A once-in-a-lifetime experience and too fun of a challenge not to take on."
Senior Technical Project Manager
"I firmly believe that batteries are the future. We’re in an interesting time in history where everything we take for granted about cars will change. It's exciting being part of this technological leap"
Construction Field Supervisor
"To build a factory producing the world’s greenest battery, accelerating the transition toward a sustainable future is why I want to be part of this. I feel lucky and proud helping it become reality."

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

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