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Manufacturing Solutions Designer

We are looking for driven Manufacturing Solutions Designer’s to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our Northvolt Sytems Manufacturing Engineering team based in Poland, Gdansk. By joining us, you will be a key player in providing complete manufacturing solutions from manufacturing equipment, Karakuri systems, logistics equipment to buffer stations and lean manufacturing standards to contribute to our role in achieving a carbon free society.

About the job

The role of a Manufacturing Solutions Designer, is to take responsibility in designing, developing, commissioning, validating and ramp-up, high end semi-automatic and automatic manufacturing solutions such as Adhesive Dispensing, Laser and/or Plastic Welding, Tightening, Electric Tests, Vision Systems, Stations Buffers based on process and design requirements, supporting the battery systems product portfolio and the next generation shift in manufacturing technologies

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Execute 3D and 2D design of manufacturing equipment, product fixtures, robot grippers, feeding shelfs for manufacturing, ensuring alignment with production requirements, quality standards, ergonomics and safety regulations

  • Lead the 3D and 2D design and design reviews of manufacturing equipment, product fixtures, robot grippers, feeding shelfs for manufacturing, ensuring alignment with production requirements, quality standards, ergonomics and safety regulations

  • Incorporate principles of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement into manufacturing solutions design to maximize efficiency and minimize waste

  • Development and implementation of Karakuri systems and material handling systems to ensure smooth and efficient flow of raw materials, semifinished goods and finished products throughout the manufacturing process

  • Take ownership of manufacturing solutions risk assessment activities, including identification, evaluation, and mitigation of safety risks associated with product handling, equipment operation, maintenance and emergency scenarios at stations levels

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios and eager to learn. You are used to push beyond the boundaries of product and equipment limitation to achieve high technological performance and innovation. Our organization values can do attitude, 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 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

We believe that you have:

  • Fluent English with strong communication skills
  • Bachelor or Master degree in e.g. Mechanical/Material Science Engineering, Machine building or Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 – 7+ years work experience with design, installation, or maintenance of automatic, semiautomatic manufacturing equipment in high volumes manufacturing environment
  • 5 - 7+ years of experience within Production Industry environment, preferably within automotive (Tier 1), battery, semiconductors, pharmaceutical, medical devices etc.
  • Proficiency using CAD 2D/3D modeling Solidworks or NX preferable
  • Knowledge of six-sigma (green or black belt), 8D, Etc. and process experience
  • Successful deployment and ramp-up of manufacturing production lines, preferably in battery systems, automotive (Tier 1)

Bonus points for:

  • Experience in Project Management

  • Knowledge of IATF-16949 and ISO9001 standards

  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

  • Experience using PLM/PDM Systems

We offer:

  • Private medical care in LUX MED – extended package with a freedom of treatment (partial refunding of invoices) for the employee fully paid by the company
  • MyBenefit System – monthly card top-ups, the possibility to purchase a Multisport card
  • English lessons
  • Employee referral programme
  • Financing of commuting by bicycle
  • Christmas/holiday bonuses from Employee Benefit Fund (ZFŚS)
  • Co-financing of sports activities and integration budget
  • The possibility to invest in Northvolt group’s shares
  • Relocation bonus
  • Work in an international environment - the ability to use English daily
  • Opportunity to develop and acquire new skills in a company taking part in the transformation to renewable energy
  • Friendly and open working atmosphere in a diverse team

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

About the company

Northvolt is a European supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling. Among Northvolt industrial partners and customers are ABB, BMW Group, Scania, Siemens, Vattenfall, Vestas and the Volkswagen Group.

Northvolt Ett is a next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, the gigafactory will be one of the largest battery cell factory in Europe and produce at least 32 GWh of capacity annually.

Alongside Northvolt Ett, Northvolt is also establishing a manufacturing site for battery systems in Gdansk, Poland. This facility, Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, will industrialize and produce world leading battery systems in order to meet the increased demand for complete battery solutions on the European market. The factory is a highly automated, state-of-the-art production facility for battery modules and energy storage solutions.

We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a dynamic 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 Northvolt Battery Systems Jeden, in Gdansk, 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 manufacturing 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 real difference. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!

Jan Domański | Contact Person

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