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Automation Engineer

  • 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 possibility for an engineer specialized in the field of Automation.

You will be contributing in your area to building one of the first European battery factories which will play an important role in the design and development of the large-scale battery factories, which will help the transformation to a carbon-free society.

You will be part of the engineering team improving and maintaining the factory automation system.

You will be working intimately with the design team to design and implement a highly automated production process. You will also be working intimately with the Software Engineering Team, responsible for the higher-level systems such as MES, ERP and PLM. The production environment has very high demands on cleanness, up-time to reach the set quality level, production efficiency and traceability. It will require a combination of proven technologies and the design of new innovative solutions. We will work with the best solution providers globally.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging automation projects with very high demand on accuracy and scale.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding and hands-on experience in integrating very diverse, complex, equipment into higher automation layers developing some of the most advanced control systems in the world. You work symbiotically with the Plant Design and Manufacturing Engineering teams, translating their inputs into crisp specifications and orchestrating the execution in an ecosystem of external suppliers and their own developers.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain and implement the automation system in the factory.
  • Commissioning of new equipment.
  • Fault finding as part of the maintenance procedure.
  • Work together with the Industrial Automation System Design team to test and verify upgrades and test applications.
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers.
  • Be part of the team that will give our operations team the tools to run the most advanced and efficient production factory in the world.
  • Author and review Engineering Design Documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, Logic diagrams, Test Cases, Test Records).
  • Implement, test and commission systems in the aforementioned technologies.
  • Participate in R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments.
  • Participate in education and knowledge transfer workshops.
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests. Provide input for quoting and planning works.
  • Code review and test of other’s work as well as improving and defining code review practices.
  • Participate in and contribute towards design forums and improvement meetings for technical improvement and optimization of software processes.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Junior/Mid-Level/Senior opportunities available.

Application and CV must be submitted 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

Education/Experience

  • Degree in Automation, Electronics, Robotics, Computer Engineering or similar.
  • Experience with PLC, especially Siemens and Beckhoff.
  • Experience with SCADA systems, specially Ignition.
  • Experience in OPC connectivity, fieldbus and MES interfaces.
  • Experience in writing technical documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, Schematics).
  • Track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries.
  • Design, implement and testing of PLC code delivering desired system functionality.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment.

Bonus points for

  • Development of control system architecture.
  • Good experience working with servo drives and motion technology.
  • Fluency in other languages (Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, Korean).

Please note that candidates considered for employment with NV may be subject to a mandatory background check process.

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, 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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