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Supplier Quality Engineer

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

We are looking for a experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent team based in Vasteras. By joining us, you will contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and communicate the Northvolt Supplier Quality Manual to suppliers and internally
  • Develop procedures for evaluating and qualifying new raw materials and components together with R&D and Purchasing
  • Develop and manage Supplier Quality Agreements together with Purchasing
  • Develop procedure for and execute supplier quality audits
  • Drive supplier selection through robust qualification processes under the governance of Purchasing
  • Assess new and existing supplier to meet requirements for performance, quality, cost and delivery of components
  • Driving Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE)
  • Set up quality monitoring procedures and supplier KPI dashboards, evaluate supplier performance and make improvement proposals relating to raw materials and components
  • Co-ordinate quality reviews, improvement and follow-up of raw material and component quality and conformity
  • Oversee the Quality Control, inspection and testing plan of raw materials and components, review results and process performance and initiate improvement projects
  • Act as the link between Northvolt manufacturing organization and suppliers in case of escalated severe and repeated quality issues and non-conformities

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.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.

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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 Physics/Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Education in relevant quality and industrialization discipline
  • Experience and specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. IATF16949, ISO 9001, TQM
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume production
  • Experience of supplier quality management in relevant industry, e.g. Li-ion raw materials, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food industries
  • Experience from auditing suppliers
  • Expert in non-conformity management and 8D
  • Experience in developing processes, standards, procedures and documentation to support efficient Supplier Quality Management
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvements in manufacturing and with suppliers
  • Experience from developing training and certification procedures and programs
  • Knowledgeable in Lean and six sigma
  • Good knowledge of SPC, FMEA, process capability, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodology
  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background

Bonus points for:

  • Fluency in other languages (Japanese, Swedish, Chinese, French)
  • Experience from a multi-cultural environment

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!

Sophie Rogers | Contact Person

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