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Associate Lean Engineer

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

We are looking for a driven young engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is part of our passionate operations team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be a key player in building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

The Associate Lean Manufacturing Engineer will lead and participate in the development and training of Northvolt Excellence systems and related methodologies and standards in the production area. You will be in charge of coaching, deploying and driving Lean principles, methods and standards in the manufacturing environment as well as the support practices. You will be in charge of developing and executing the Excellence system and Lean implementation Roadmap with Area Production Management.

Key responsibilities within the Lean Manufacturing Engineering role include but are not limited to:

  • Implementation and deployment of new Excellence systems and standards within specified area
  • Establish work measurement programs and analyse work samples to develop labour utilization standards
  • Develop collective lean tool box, i.e. 5S, SMED, Takt, Kaizen, Kanban and flow etc and assure instruments are available to lean project participants
  • Develop job standardizations and work principles to ensure efficient production
  • Working with production engineers to create educational content (including writing of instructions, procedures and standardised methods)
  • Working with Northvolt Excellence System team to build the company Operational Excellence System and spread the culture throughout Production teams

Personal Success Factors we are looking for:

  • Has the ability to take decisions and calculated risks even in high pressure, uncertain environments
  • Is willing to push beyond conventional methodologies and ways of thinking
  • Team player, contributes with passion and energy
  • Ability to learn about different cultures and work in an international environment
  • Strong motivation for joining a production environment to develop professional skills

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 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 :

  • A Bachelor degree of Science in Mechanical-, Industrial-, Production-, Electrical- or Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent o
  • Internship or Project Leading experience related with manufacturing
  • Excellent Knowledge of Lean principles from educational background
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment (Internship, Summer job,...) is a plus
  • Six Sigma education is a plus

Bonus Points for:

  • Strong ability to understand and manage OEE improvement work
  • Experiences in implementation of 5S, SMED, Standard work, VSM, Takt, Kaizen, etc. are a plus
  • Six Sigma Education

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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