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Process Engineer – Stacking & Cell Assembly

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 13, 2024
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 13, 2024
  • Gothenburg
  • On-site

Process Engineer – Stacking & Cell Assembly
Are you a driven engineer with a great interest in battery technology? Step into the world of Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering and be part of a team that's shaping the future of technology and innovation!

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. We are now looking for Process Engineers within Stacking & Cell Assembly area to join our Engineering team.

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery.

Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo cars.

We are currently seeking engineers to play a pivotal role in our Engineering team, working in the Stacking & Cell Assembly area of Battery Cell Production. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work at the forefront of battery technology, contributing to the development of next-generation energy storage solutions as well allowing us to lead the process and equipment development of our projects.

Our Engineering team is a coalition of specialists, engineers and technical project managers. Together they work toward the shared goal of scaling and industrializing the production of our lithium-ion battery technology that will help Volvo transform into a pure electric car manufacturer. The team is currently focused on designing, planning and equipping a world class Gigafactory in time for start of production in 2026.

What you will do
In this role you will be responsible for working with suppliers and a cross functional NOVO team for a specific area of Stacking & Cell Assembly process and equipment. The teams within Stacking & Cell Assembly are focusing on designing, testing and setting-up mass production lines for Lithium-ion prismatic cells. You will contribute on specific equipment deployment through their entire cycle life: from initial design up to hand-over to the manufacturing team.

You will be given the chance to expand and develop your knowledge as a process engineer focusing on fast-automation technologies and become a specialist within battery cell manufacturing.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead design reviews and FMEAs with suppliers and approve machine design concepts, technical drawings and documentation.
  • Provide feedback and guidance to suppliers to ensure equipment quality, technical specifications and CE safety standards are met.
  • Own and drive a focus topic within the field of Stacking or Cell Assembly with the team as support.
  • Develop and issue DOEs and schedule process and equipment trials at supplier sites as well at NOVO site
  • Lead the definition and release of standards for manufacturing processes based on the trials and lessons learned performed on the way
  • Own and lead commissioning activities on site and support handover to production.
  • Actively participating and sharing all relevant information within a cross functional team on a regular basis.

Your background
We are looking for you who are a curious and persistent team player with a track record of leading process improvement projects in a production environment. You approach problem-solving with a “can-do” attitude, discipline and thrive in a fast-paced environment. In order to be a successful person at NOVO Energy we believe you have the following background:

  • MSc. in Engineering or higher degree in mechanical, chemical, industrial, or electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • Deep knowledge in mass production and knowledge of high-tech production machines.
  • Experience of performing FAT, SAT and handover to Operations.
  • Industrial experience in demanding industrial environments.
  • High proficiency in English, proficiency in additional languages is considered advantageous.
  • Previous experience from working in a multi-cultural environment.

It is meritorious if you have:

  • Knowledge and experience of vision systems or MES and familiarity with manufacturing index (OEE and other KPIs).
  • Previous experience in battery Stacking or Cell Assembly process.
  • Experience in fast-automation and clean industries, such as pharma or food.
  • Experience in design and procurement of Stacking and Cell Assembly equipment.
  • Experience in designing fast-automation equipment for similar industries.

Information about the recruitment process during the summer vacation period:
We would like to inform you that our recruitment process may take longer than usual due to the holiday season. We ask for your understanding as our lead times are extended during the summer, and we appreciate your patience. We will review your application as soon as possible and get back to you at the earliest opportunity.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to connecting with you!

Work with great people

Shintaro
Senior Director of Advanced Materials
"I was attracted to NOVO Energy and Sweden, after having seen the impressive growth of the European electric vehicle market where Northvolt’s work on sustainable batteries is already well-known."
Saman
Mechanical Engineering Manager
"Our mission to produce the world's greenest battery spoke to me. I feel I'm doing something to help the world towards sustainability. This is what drives my colleagues and gives us a shared purpose."
Aneta
Senior Construction Manager
"To me, it's exciting being part of this from the beginning and put down the cornerstone for a project of this size and scope. A once-in-a-lifetime experience and too fun of a challenge not to take on."
Carina
Senior Technical Project Manager
"I firmly believe that batteries are the future. We’re in an interesting time in history where everything we take for granted about cars will change. It's exciting being part of this technological leap."
Nikolaj
Construction Field Supervisor
"To build a factory producing the world’s greenest battery, accelerating the transition toward a sustainable future is why I want to be part of this. I feel lucky and proud helping it become reality."

Great Place to Work

  • International Environment

    International Environment

  • Leading Edge Technology

    Leading Edge Technology

  • Purpose

    Purpose

  • Flexible working hours

    Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid work

    Hybrid work

  • Collective agreement

    Collective agreement

About the company

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo cars.

Our Gigafactory in Gothenburg will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe, with a potential annual cell production capacity of up to 50 gigawatt hours (GWh) - thereby enabling a supply of batteries for approximately half a million Volvo cars per year. Our state-of-the-art R&D facility will gather leading expertise from all over the world, to create the next generation battery cells.

You can read more about this joint venture in these press releases, here and here.

2022R&D facility established

2023Start of construction of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2024Volvo Cars will source 15 GWh of battery cells per year from Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå

202550% of Volvo Cars’ global sales will be fully electric

2026Production start of Gigafactory in Gothenburg

2030Volvo Cars will offer only pure electric cars

Johanna Gustafsson | Contact Person

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