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Chemical Process Engineer - Hydromet Industrialization

Are you a chemical engineer looking for new opportunities within the sustainable sector? Do you want to contribute to the development, industrialization and production of new, greener and better performing batteries? Then this position might be very well suited for you!

To ensure sustainable battery production and use, there is an undeniable need for battery recycling. No battery will have low carbon footprint unless raw materials are recovered from recycled products from the market. At Northvolt, we are proud to say that we integrate battery recycling as a critical building pillar in our battery production. Recycling batteries is however not a simple process. It is a highly complex combination of automated mechanical deconstruction steps, followed by a series of intricate hydrometallurgical processing steps producing high value products used both in battery production and other industries. Hand in hand with electrification, the battery recycling sector is increasing at record speed with new technology and processes being developed around the clock. Within the hydrometallurgical part of the process, standard principles of hydrometallurgy are being re-shaped into exciting new separation concepts.

As such, working with the hydrometallurgical part of battery recycling process is the ultimate challenge for chemical engineers searching to push their abilities and expertise to the next level. Working with cathode at Northvolt will provide you the possibility to be at the forefront of new battery recycling technology and processes within Europe, excel at engineering in new multi-million dollar investments and get hands dirty in the real recycling processes.

We are looking for recruitment in two locations:

  • Skellefteå, Northern Sweden - the right place for you that are looking for quick career development and project engineering experience. The work will involve hands on work close to production, start-up of new units and engineering of our new installations and factories. Pace is high and so very exciting!
  • Västerås, Mid Sweden - is the place for you with a strong analytical mindset and ability to push research and industrialization of new concepts and technology forward. This is the excellent opportunity to become expert in the field.

To grow our Chemical Engineering & Industrialisation department, we are looking for members to join one of our area teams:

  • Recycling Team: focus on hydrometallurgical route of battery recycling, including leaching, precipitation, crystallization and solid-liquid separation.
  • Commissioning Team : focus on project execution phase including mechanical completion, dynamic commissioning, and system start-up.

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 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.

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-degree in Chemical, Manufacturing, or Process Engineering.
  • Experience in Cathode material process engineering or production is advantageous, as with general work experience in process/chemical industry.
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory is advantageous.
  • Experience and interest in the chemical industry is a plus.
  • Familiar with DOE, SPS and QA troubleshooting tools is beneficial.

Specific skills:

  • English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result driven.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Has a "can-do" attitude with problem-solving skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work well with others in an international team environment, as well as independently.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, 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!


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