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Senior Automation Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Automation Engineer to join our dynamic Automation team, collaborating closely with cross-discipline teams such as Manufacturing Engineering, R&D, Operations, Maintenance to design and implement innovative process equipment solutions for battery cell manufacturing. In this role, you will play a key role in driving automation initiatives, optimizing manufacturing processes, and ensuring the seamless integration of automation systems across our expanding operations in Europe and North America.

Overall areas of responsibility and activities:

  • Work closely with cross-discipline teams, including Manufacturing Engineering, R&D,
    Operations, and Maintenance, to understand process requirements, identify automation opportunities, and develop solutions that enhance efficiency, quality, and safety in battery cell
    manufacturing.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of automation systems for process
    equipment, including robotics, conveyors, material handling systems, and control systems,
    leveraging industry best practices and emerging technologies.
  • Collaborate with equipment vendors, suppliers, and contractors to specify, procure, and
    commission automation components and systems, ensuring compliance with technical
    specifications, safety standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Utilize PLC programming, HMI development, SCADA systems, and industrial
    communication protocols to program and integrate automation systems into manufacturing
    processes, enabling real-time monitoring, control, and optimization.
  • Conduct risk assessments, safety analyses, and validation testing to ensure the reliability,
    safety, and performance of automation systems in manufacturing environments, adhering to
    regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to junior engineers and technicians in automation design, programming, and troubleshooting, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the Automation team.
  • Support new product introductions, capacity expansions, and process improvements by collaborating with cross-discipline teams to implement automation solutions that meet business objectives and drive operational excellence.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in automation engineering, robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence, and apply them to optimize manufacturing processes and equipment

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.
Planned starting date asap.

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

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

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field. Advanced degree or relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Proven track record of at least 5 years of experience in automation engineering roles, with a focus on designing, programming, and commissioning automation systems in manufacturing environments.
  • Strong technical expertise in PLC programming (e.g., Siemens, Beckhoff), HMI
    development, SCADA systems, and industrial communication protocols (e.g., Modbus, Profibus).
  • Experience with robotics programming (e.g., Fanuc, ABB, KUKA) and vision systems (e.g. Cognex, Keyence) for automated material handling, assembly, and quality inspection applications.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for electrical and mechanical design, including creating
    schematics, layouts, and equipment drawings.
  • Knowledge of safety standards (e.g., ANSI, NFPA), risk assessment methodologies (e.g. FMEA, HAZOP), and regulatory requirements (e.g., OSHA, NEC) for automation systems in manufacturing.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex issues, identify root
    causes, and implement effective solutions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and project management skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-discipline teams and external partners.
  • Passion for clean energy technologies, sustainability, and innovation in manufacturing.

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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