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Factory Simulation Engineer - Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering

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

Factory Simulation Engineer
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 Factory Simulation Engineer 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.

Few industries offer as great opportunity for career growth and personal development as the new European battery industry. In working for this joint venture, you'll not only develop skills that are highly sought after in the global automotive and industrial sector, but you are also contributing to a climate-neutral way of life for future generations.

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 your role as Factory Simulation Engineer your primary responsibility will be to validate and optimize material flow designs to ensure they are feasible, efficient, and lean, in order to meet defined production volumes. The main tool you will use for this purpose is discrete event simulation, incorporating multidisciplinary input parameters.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support material flow projects and factory layout design by simulating concepts.
  • Drive, plan, and establish simulation objectives, input parameters, and time plans in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Adjust the level of detail in simulations based on the defined objectives and time plan.
  • Utilize a standardized, modular, and reusable approach to simulation modeling.
  • Document and present simulation case study results, emphasizing the simulation objectives, using intuitive visualizations and statistically rigorous analysis.
  • Evaluate production controls deployed in production areas.
  • Evaluate operating models utilized in production areas.
  • Assess the overall production capacity of the designed production site.
  • Enable material flow system configurations that meet production demands.
  • Contribute to the overall factory design by incorporating best practices in manufacturing.

Skills & Requirements:

To be successful in this role you have previously worked with designing manufacturing material flows or within internal logistics. You have well-developed communication skills to allow frequent contact and continuous alignments with stakeholders.

As a person you are self-going, solution oriented with excellent problem-solving skills. You have the ability to work well with others in a multi-cultural team environment, as well as independently. Furthermore, we see that you have an eye for details with high sense of quality. We believe that you have:

  • BSc. or MSc. in Engineering, preferably within Production, Industrial Engineering or Logistics
  • +3 years of professional experience with material flow simulations or digital manufacturing
  • Fluent English written and oral skills
  • Experience with Siemens Plant Simulation or other Discrete Event Simulation tools
  • Experience in programming, big data analysis and machine learning
  • Experience with AutoCAD or similar drawing tools is required
  • Experience with 2D/3D CAD tools

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

Sara Franzén | Contact Person

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