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Six Sigma Master Black Belt

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

We are looking for an experienced Six Sigma Master Black Belt to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent Quality & Business Improvement Team based in Stockholm and Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing Northvolts Six Sigma methodology and toolbox and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories

About the job

You will be joining the central Quality team based in Västerås. The team is responsible for setting up quality standards on a global scale at our different sites. By joining the team you will be responsible for leading all Six Sigma efforts for Northvolt on a global scale

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and own the Northvolt Six Sigma methodology and toolbox
  • Upskill the organisation as relevant in six sigma application. Around 50% of the time is spent on performing and developing trainings together with 2 co-workers
  • Mentor staff at various positions, e.g. black belts, process quality and sponsors in their application of Lean and Six Sigma tools, techniques and principles
  • Optimise and control processes to reduce or remove process steps and to excel at predictive quality
  • Lead task force urgent problem solving teams, lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities
  • Lead complex black belt improvement projects and lead cross-functional team
  • Facilitate continuous improvement activities and events, long-term as well as quick response
  • Drive elimination of variability and achieve high process capability, reliability and robustness
  • Utilise advanced traceability data to drive improved quality performance
  • Work closely with Digitalisation to leverage advanced data models for predictive quality performance
  • Ensure Capability development in 8D and Six Sigma methodology, including delivering training and checking skill level continuously
  • Contribute to Production System implementation together with Production Management
  • Support development and improvement of the Integrated Management System
  • Take part and advice in developing DFMEA's and PFMEA's
  • Collaborate closely with management to ensure effective Quality Performance Improvement portfolio is executed with successful outcome

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios 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 results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

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 isasap.

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 degree in Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Education in relevant quality and industrialisation discipline
  • Experienced in complex problem solving and process optimisation, skilled in DoE, multivariate data analysis, MSA, DMAIC etc
  • Knowledgeable in appropriate statistical software, e.g. MiniTab, Modde/Simca, Python, MatLab
  • Certified six sigma professional, i.e. master black belt
  • Knowledgeable in statistics and multivariate data analysis
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume assembly/production
  • Experience of quality management in relevant industry, e.g. battery, automotive, pharma, food, pulp & paper, FMCG
  • Knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement/six sigma projects in manufacturing and/or with suppliers
  • Expert in Lean, six sigma, 8D and Quality trouble shooting tools.

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!

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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