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Lead Electrode Engineer - Chemist

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

We are looking for a experienced Lead Electrode Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. Joining Northvolt means being part of a dynamic team at the forefront of the battery industry revolution. You will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies and contribute to the development of next-generation products. Our inclusive and collaborative culture fosters innovation and creativity, while our commitment to sustainability drives our mission forward.

In this role, you'll establish an electrode laboratory for characterizing slurry and electrode materials using techniques like rheology, particle size analysis, porosity assessment, and optical analysis (SEM). You'll collaborate with engineers and equipment manufacturers to develop application methods and train technicians on analysis execution. Additionally, you'll set up a coin/pouch cell testing facility to support electrode analysis

Currently the team consist of 5 subject matter experts, who's experienced in a specific processes. We aim to expand the team to at least 10 engineers. Our team's overarching objective is to drive innovation and advancement within the battery industry. This includes introducing new technologies and next-generation products, leading the scale-up process from pilot line to mass production, and resolving bottlenecks by integrating new technologies into existing production lines. We prioritize understanding the fundamental structure-property relationship of the electrode and conduct trials to enhance our understanding and share knowledge with fellow electrode engineers.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Set up and manage an electrode laboratory to conduct comprehensive characterization of slurry and electrode materials. Utilize analytical techniques such as rheology, particle size distribution, porosity analysis, and optical (SEM) analysis to gain insights into material properties
  • Collaborate with engineers and analysis equipment manufacturers to develop and optimize methods for applying analytical techniques effectively in the laboratory.
  • Provide training and guidance to engineers and laboratory technicians on executing analysis procedures accurately and efficiently.
  • Lead the establishment of a coin/pouch cell testing facility to support electrode analysis efforts. Ensure that the facility is equipped with the necessary resources and equipment to conduct comprehensive testing of electrode materials.

As we work towards building a mass production facility, we require individuals with deep industrial and theoretical knowledge of the electrode process. The ideal candidate will contribute by conducting trials and research to obtain and implement crucial learnings. Given the simultaneous nature of this work alongside production, engineers must be capable of independently solving complex problems while maintaining a relative distance from direct production involvement. Contribution stems from applying first principles to identify root causes of issues and leveraging experience and knowledge to propose unconventional solutions.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognize 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.

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

We believe that you have :

  • MSc or PhD in (Technical) Chemistry/Material Science/Chemical Engineering
  • 5+ years experience in analytical chemistry, preferably in industries like batteries, paint, solar panels, displays, or pharmaceuticals.
  • Ability to set up and manage laboratory facilities for material characterization using techniques such as rheology, particle size distribution analysis, porosity assessment, and optical (SEM) analysis.
  • Capability to develop methods for applying analytical techniques in collaboration with engineers and equipment manufacturers, ensuring accurate analysis of slurry and electrode materials.
  • Good communication skills to train engineers and technicians in analysis procedures, fostering a culture of continuous improvement in the laboratory.​

Bonus points for:

  • Interested & experienced in fast-paced environment
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

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!

Robel Gebremeskel | Contact Person

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