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Director of Maintenance

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

Our maintenance team is expanding, and Northvolt is now looking for a Director of Maintenance to our gigafactory in Skellefteå, Sweden!

As the Director of Maintenance, you will have big impact on directing the planning, development, implementation, administration, and budgeting of most or all the following Maintenance functions:
- Technical administration
- Warehousing
- Spare parts management machining and tooling
- Instrumentation & metrology
- Document management
- 3rd part inspections and asset management

Further, you will advise company management in Maintenance policy and program matters, making or recommending appropriate decisions as consistent with strategic direction.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Further develop and implement a proactive maintenance strategy that ensures efficient operations
• Ensure implementation of organization policies and procedures.
• Develop and implement maintenance programs to increase the efficiency of maintenance
workers, maximize revenue, and improve customer satisfaction.
• Manage maintenance department expenditures within approved budget including the
regulation of plant operations.
• Ensure the department’s compliance with the law and other regulatory terms.


• Budget responsibility: Yes
• Direct reports: Yes
• Authorized to decide on investments according to role and policy.

The person we are looking for is driven, caring and structured. You thrive by leading others and work towards common goals. You are used to an international and high paced work environment and got good time management skills. Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

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 :

• BSc or MSc in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent University degree with good
understanding of basic financial principles
• Proven Leadership in large Manufacturing Organizations (50+ people)
• Experience in the modern Operations Management principles: Lean, Kaizen, Six Sigma
• An example driven management of the shop floor. Resolute 5S
• Capacity to move from strategic level to problem solving leader in the matter of seconds
•Excellent English written and oral skills

Bonus points for:

• Fluent Swedish, written and oral skills.
• Highly organized and result-driven
• Proactive and goes beyond expectations
• Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills

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.
Planned starting date is asap.

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

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

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!

Fanny Karlström | Contact Person

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