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Industrial Engineer

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

Our Operational Excellence team in Skellefteå is now looking for an industrial engineer to join their team!
In this role, you will be part of building, implementing, and sustaining our Northvolt Excellence System, including driving continuous improvement initiatives within the manufacturing environment. This role will be responsible for the calculation and periodical updates of the Capacity, the Headcount, and the Standard Times of the processes. The person with this position will analyze production workflows, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing Lean principles to optimize efficiency, reduce waste, and enhance overall productivity including the reporting the OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and the Scrap. The engineer will collaborate within cross-functional teams, conduct training sessions, and play a key role in maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Identify, propose, and implement actions and projects in collaboration with other departments to raise the effectiveness of the equipment and processes, losses reduction, costs reduction, quality improvement.

• Waste Reduction: Identify and eliminate waste throughout the manufacturing process, including inventory, waiting time, overproduction, defects, and excessive motion.

• Lean Implementation: Implement various Lean manufacturing methodologies, such as 5S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, and Six Sigma, to drive efficiency improvements across all manufacturing processes.

• Continuous Improvement: Lead improvement projects to foster a culture of continuous improvement and engage employees in the process.

• Standardization: Develop standardized work procedures, visual management tools, and process documentation to ensure consistent and efficient production practices.

• Performance Metrics: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure production performance and track the progress of improvement initiatives. Regularly report on KPIs to management and recommend further improvements

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, 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 :

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in mechanical, industrial, or electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • Proven experience (>3 years) working in a manufacturing environment with focus on Industrial Engineering responsibilities and Lean Management principles.
  • Strong knowledge of Lean methodologies and tools, such as 5S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, and Six Sigma.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, ability to use statistical methods to identify and deploy improvement opportunities, with proactive approach and problem-solving mindset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and present findings to management

Bonus points for:

  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry
  • Fluency in other languages (Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, French)
  • 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

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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.


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