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Director - Process Technology

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

We are seeking a dynamic leader to direct and develop a team responsible for the discovery of disruptive manufacturing technologies. The role will include coaching and growing our Manufacturing/Process Technology team, working with technical experts and executive management to define technical direction, and facilitating collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Success in the role is defined by driving new-to-the-world technologies to deployment in our next-generation battery factories around the globe.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the team, senior leadership, and internal customers to define the process technology roadmap for Northvolt’s next-generation factories.
  • Coach and support engineers and scientists through consistent feedback, navigation of challenges, and providing development opportunities to encourage technical and professional growth.
  • Ensure deliverables and timelines are met for a range of innovations in battery processing steps (i.e., mixing, coating, cell assembly, electrolyte filling, formation, aging, etc.).
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and onboard new Northvolters to expand our team’s capabilities and diversity.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Advanced Materials, Product, Customer Programs, and executive leadership to proactively address evolving market needs and ensure key engineering pivots are made.
  • Work with our Advanced Materials and Cell Development teams to drive mechanistic understanding of process vs. cell vs. material design correlations.

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.

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 :

  • Demonstrated ability to lead engineering teams (5+ years), showcasing a commitment to intellectual honesty, empathy, and winning together.
  • 13+ years of experience (fewer for candidates with an advanced degree) with process design and/or equipment engineering in a battery manufacturing relevant area (i.e., slurry mixing, coating, device assembly, electrochemical testing, failure mode analysis, etc.), preferably within a lithium-ion battery manufacturing organisation.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing methods, process and quality standards, PFMEA, Lean tools (six sigma, RCA, 5S, etc.), health and environmental safety policies and procedures, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive step function improvements in process design, cost savings, yield, quality, resource management, and space utilisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a wide array of personalities and stakeholders, driving alignment, prioritisation, and progress in rapidly changing situations.
  • Experience developing and commercialising disruptive energy storage technologies (i.e., consumer electronics, transportation, residential, utility/grid, etc.).
  • At least a B.S. in engineering or physical sciences (i.e., Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing engineering, or Chemistry, Physics).
  • Excellent English written and oral skills.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.
  • Experience with battery material selection, cell design, electrode processing, cell assembly, testing, and failure mode analysis, preferably within a battery manufacturing organisation.
  • Fluency in other languages (i.e., Japanese, Swedish, Korean, German, Chinese, French).
  • Experience with manufacturing software and digitalisation.

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.

Rika Kato | Contact Person

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Västerås | On-site
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