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Production Engineering Manager – Cell Assembly

  • 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 offer for a Production Engineering Manager-Cell Assembly to join our bold team in Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Production Engineering Manager will oversee a fast-growing team. As leader of the unit, you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long-term production engineering strategy reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager.

The production engineering team will primarily and initially support the operations, quality, Safety&Environmental, Supply-Chain and R&D teams to create a world-class production of li-ion battery cells.

You will be responsible for overall production engineering management in cell assembly related to industrial downstream engineering projects for Northvolt’s advanced factories, including providing lessons learned for design and implementation of new technologies and specialized battery manufacturing equipment. The candidate will have a really big chance to play a key role for shaping the production engineering team for cell assembly according to the upcoming new lines and projects in Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå.

Key responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Overall areas of responsibility and activities;

  • Responsible for leading cell assembly production engineering team consisting of 8-15 engineers and shaping the team structure with a content and strategy according to the business requirements.
  • Responsible for managing daily engineering activities like quality failures and technical breakdowns a scrap issues coming from cell assembly processes by actively joining daily production meeting with production, maintenance and quality to lead the engineering activities.
  • Responsible for managing projects, timelines, budget and track progress on projects focusing on downstream production engineering.
  • Responsible for managing engineers and achieving aggressive yield and rate targets against tight deadlines optimizing following factors (Quality, Capacity / CAPEX, Cost of manufacturing, OEE).
  • Responsible to secure engineering team growth and competence development as well as long term employee development and employee satisfaction.
  • Responsible to both establish and secure compliance with standards and procedures.
  • Responsible to secure and enable cross functional integration to relevant engineering teams to define interfaces for advanced real time monitoring, production control and optimization.

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

Requirements, education or other qualifications or competences relevant in order to succeed in the job:

  • Competences in industrial methodologies such as value stream analysis, lean manufacturing, FMEA, control plan design to cost etc.
  • Solid understanding of production processes, quality control principles, and continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Experience with Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, or other process improvement methodologies preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make data-driven decisions.

  • At least 3 years experiences in managing engineers and large-scale projects in multicultural environment.

  • Experiences in battery industry is valuable but not required.

Specific skills: (e.g., specific programs, languages, certifications etc.)

  • Excellent English written and oral skills.
  • Highly execution-oriented.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines.
  • International multi technology dimensions.
  • Shows grit and determination in finding the best situational solutions.
  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.

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, sustainable, and high-quality cells and battery systems. Built to enable the future of energy.

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 the world’s greenest batteries.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re looking for smart people 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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