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R&D Process Engineer - Hydrometallurgy

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

Northvolt’s mission is to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy.

Northvolt is now looking for a Process Engineer to join our R&D team within the hydrometallurgical process for our battery recycling operations.

As a skilled R&D Process Engineer, the ideal candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, validating, and improving innovative recycling processes for battery recycling.

The Process Engineer will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to develop new processes, identify and resolve challenges, and implement improvements to processes.

For this, you will have a minimum of five years of experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative, and challenging projects within hydrometallurgy, with high demands on purity and yield. You must also have the ability to plan, develop and execute multiple projects under tight timelines, with an excellent time management.

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, being a vital member of the Recycling team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and natural talent to make things happen. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills, working well with others in a team environment, as well as independently. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges and grit.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • To plan, design and execute complex and multiple R&D projects for the development of Revolt´s recycling process, working in a high paced environment.
  • To plan, test and validate advanced battery recycling technologies, in close collaboration with the industrialization team, providing information for process implementation in Revolt´s recycling plants.
  • To assess the quality of products, including by testing it for cathode active material production and electrochemical performance in cells.
  • To collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure project success, including engineers, technicians, and production staff.
  • To develop IP for Revolt´s blueprint.
  • To evaluate the process performance and implement appropriate changes.

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. 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, so 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 :

  • PhD degree in Chemistry, Chemical, Metallurgical, or Mining Engineering, or equivalent/another relevant field
  • Excellent background knowledge in hydrometallurgy and metals recycling.
  • Excellent background knowledge and practical experience on cathode active material synthesis, cell production and electrochemical cell validation.
  • Minimum 5+ years of related experience and track record working with complex R&D projects in relevant environment.
  • Advanced experience working in labs and pilot plant areas, or in relevant industry, preferably within battery manufacturing or the chemical process industry.
  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus.

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in a fast-growing environment, ideally in metal, recycling, mineral, or hydrometallurgy processing.
  • Hands-on experience with process design, implementation, and process optimization.
  • Great problem-solving and negotiation skills, understanding the importance of keeping schedules.
  • Highly organized and result-driven, with an eye for detail, passionate and purpose driven, proactive going beyond expectations.
  • Excellent English written and oral skills.

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

  • RPDB / DPSP

  • 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.


Nathália Vieceli | Contact Person

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