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Engineering Manager Material Flow Automation

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

Northvolt has an exciting job opening for an Engineering Manager to work in the field of Material Flow Automation (e.g. Robots, Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems (ASRS), Conveyor Systems, Production-Buffers, AGVs etc.). This role offers the opportunity to lead a team which will take a key role in shaping Northvolt’s First Gigafactory in Ett to produce the worlds greenest battery cells.

About the job

You will get a unique opportunity to form a team of skilled individuals, to rapidly deploy and implement a highly efficient material flow system in a world class giga factory in Skellefteå. Together with your team, you will focus on the next generation material flow equipment following its life cycle from detailed design and development to installation and commissioning, start of production and even beyond.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Mentor and support engineers through consistent feedback, navigation of challenges, and providing development opportunities to encourage technical and professional growth.
  • Lead a team of engineers and coordinate with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and optimize material flow equipment and systems that maximize production efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance product quality.
  • Manage and allocate resources effectively to meet project goals and maintain high standards of efficiency and quality.
  • Shape the future of material handling in the battery manufacturing environment by interacting with key material flow and automation solution suppliers in an international setting.
  • Identify and proactively resolve material flow bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and production constraints with a data-driven approach.

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.

Apply with CV in English.

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

You have professional work experience in managing engineers and suppliers to design and deliver industrial production equipment achieving performance targets against tight deadlines. With your expertise in technical project management, you support your team in being the key driver in design, commissioning and ramp up of material flow equipment. You are passionate about managing engineers in complex technical environments and desire to make a significant impact in the sustainable battery cell manufacturing industry.

The person we are looking for is driven, passionate and structured. You value a collaborative and inclusive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. You are used to a high paced work environment and got good time management skills. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in the first European gigafactory (to start with) and see the results of your work.

We believe that you have:

  • Engineering degree (Industrial/Process/Production/Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical/Mechatronic or similar).
  • Proven leadership skills in a demanding fast paced production environment.
  • 5+ years of experience within process-driven or discrete process industries such as: Automotive, FMCG, Battery, Packaging, Metal, Semiconductors, Fine Chemicals, Pharma, Food etc.
  • Valuable experience in multi-cultural environment.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to address complex technical challenges.

  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour.

  • Troubleshooting and Problem Solving skills.

Nice to have: Lean Manufacturing and Continous Improvement.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.

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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