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R&D Process Engineer - Formation & Aging

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

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an Process Engineer - Formation & Aging to join our bold project team at Northvolt's innovation centre in Västerås, Sweden. If you join us, you will play an important role from the very beginning in building the next state-of-the-art battery factories for Northvolt, as part of our inspiring mission to revolutionize energy storage manufacturing for a greener future.

The Process Engineer will develop efficient and reliable formation and aging processes that contribute to the performance and longevity of batteries used in various applications. The role includes in-depth knowledge of battery technology, specifically the formation & aging process focusing on material handling and equipment but also on process and recipe development. You will play an important role in liaising with equipment suppliers and working with Northvolt’s industrialization and factory design teams to develop and efficiently integrate new equipment and recipes into the process.

In general, you will have long experience in the field and continuously seek opportunities for improvement in formation and aging processes through innovation, process optimization, and adoption of new technologies to stay competitive in the battery industry.

This role requires the ability to work with diverse teams and personalities, time management skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, testing and validation experience, and commissioning experience to improve existing processes in terms of yield, cost, quality, or efficiency.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage process development projects, set process metrics and goals
  • Research materials, processes, and technologies
  • Plan and execute DOEs, conduct simulations, visualize and analyse data
  • Conduct performance testing and evaluation of batteries at different stages
  • Support troubleshooting issues and identifying root causes and implement solutions to improve process reliability and quality
  • Train process engineers
  • Define process windows and lead pre-FMEAs with Materials and QA team
  • Support industrialization teams in detailed engineering design from concept to site acceptance testing

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious, and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the tangible results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and natural talent to make things happen.

Apply with CV and your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment – fixed salary.

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

Skills & Requirements


  • BSc or MSc degree in Physics/Chemistry/Manufacturing Engineering/Process Engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience within design and engineering in related fields
  • Familiar with DOE, SPC, DFMEA, Lean & QA troubleshooting tools
  • Experience using various testing equipment and techniques such as EIS, cycling tests, and accelerated aging tests
  • Experience from innovating and scaling production in a fast-growing environment ideally in the Battery, Food, Pharma, Paper & Pulp, Semiconductor, Thin film, Electrochemical or similar industry
  • Curious, technically educated, and preferably with a strong problem solving background
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to simultaneously handle different activities

Bonus Points

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Grit, a can-do attitude, a great eye for detail, and a curious mind
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, and a sense of humour
  • Passionate & purpose-driven

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!

Rika Kato | Contact Person

I'm interested

Västerås | On-site
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