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Test and Validation engineer - Li-ion Battery Cell Development

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

Northvolt is now looking for Test Engineers to be part of our growing battery Materials and Cell Validation team. Reporting to the Director of Materials and Cell Validation you will be responsible for Evaluation and Analysis of cell development for the worlds greenest and most sustainable of Li-ion battery cells.

With a thorough understanding and experiences with testing of battery cell you will be an integral part in the testing, verification and qualification of new generation of Li-ion battery cells. You will be part of a successful iterative development work towards the highest yield rate for the production and optimization of material characteristics. Validation team develops and performs tests on battery cells and components (cathode material, anode material, electrolyte, separators etc.) along with preparation, production and testing of different form factors (coin cells, pouch cells etc.).

You will be responsible for the project deliveries and report to both internal and external steering committees for the projects. You will also work with a broad perspective from high level prerequisites and concept development in the early phases to the later project phases managing planning, development and delivery.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan, organize, direct and follow up on project related testing activities
  • Ensure delivery of the project activities
  • Perform and develop tests together with the team
  • To execute from electrode production to cell testing
  • Help the team to perform and innovate
  • Facilitate communication and clarification of technical requirements between customers and Northvolt's internal stakeholders

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile. Full time employment, fixed salary. The role requires travelling within Europe and to Asia.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • MSc or PhD degree within relevant field or comparable work experience
  • More than 3 years experience from development and testing of secondary batteries, lithium-ion based technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills as you will be in constant interaction with international customers and team members from both the technical and business development side
  • Proven results in meeting customer requirements and expectations
  • Recognize the risk of cell/battery development and production
  • Experience in battery material formulation, synthesis, production, characterisation and electrochemical evaluation
  • Worked with physical/chemical analysis and spectroscopic analysis of materials
  • Knowledgeable and has practiced electrode and cell design, electrode preparation process, cell fabrication and electrochemical performance evaluation

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Japanese is highly evaluated, and Korean a big plus
  • Ability to work under high pressure with tight deadlines
  • Strong organization skills and used to manage a range of activities simultaneously
  • Experience from start-up environment is a plus
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays

About the company

Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving environment, dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. We are staffing our international office in Stockholm, our R&D facility, Northvolt Labs, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We are also preparing for upcoming positions at the main factory, Northvolt Ett, in Skellefteå.

We want to work with experienced battery experts as well as talented and purpose driven people from all kinds of disciplines to make this happen. Those of us already on board share a bold streak and a passion for our mission. We are prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Daniela Maniaci | Hiring Manager

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