Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer to join our bold team of Supplier Quality professionals to play a key role in establishing the raw materials for Northvolt production of Li-ion cells as well as assuring a stable supplier base for Battery Systems, specifically within electronics, printed circuit board (PCB) and Electronics manufacturing services (EMS) suppliers.
In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in enabling supply of the first large scale European Li-ion cells and for complete battery solutions. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Supplier Quality Engineers with industry background.
You will be in charge of quality management for new and existing suppliers mainly for Northvolt Battery systems’, which includes lead and co-ordinate quality activities with suppliers, early quality assurance of suppliers, develop and implement the supplier quality toolbox, create and continuous improve supplier quality agreements, assess and audit suppliers as well as continuous quality review and problem solving to ensure a flawless transition into our manufacturing and supply of our products.
The Supplier Quality Engineer will be an expert in supplier quality management, specifically in Automotive industry, which includes deep knowledge in parts development and qualification, APQP and PPAP, quality systems, quality process design, quality control and assurance, process robustness and monitoring of supplier quality performance etc.
You will play an important role to lead and co-ordinate quality activities with the suppliers and has a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with Northvolt supply chain, engineering and design, R&D as well as the suppliers.
The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role, especially within electronics and PCB design and manufacturing.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lead and coordinate supplier management activities for Northvolt Battery Systems suppliers
Embed the Northvolt Supplier Quality Manual with all Suppliers
Develop and manage Supplier Quality Agreements
Execute supplier audits, specifically QMS audits and process audits
Evaluate and qualify components together with Engineering, R&D and Supply Chain
Ensure all quality requirements are collated from all parts of Northvolt and communicated to suppliers in an effective way
Drive past paced parts development with suppliers, with iterative prototyping and testing together with engineering
Plan and execute parts qualification and supplier PPAP approvals
Set up quality monitoring procedures, evaluate supplier performance and make improvement proposals relating to materials and components
Oversee the Quality Control and testing plan of materials and components, review results and process performance and initiate improvement projects
Act as the link between Northvolt manufacturing organisation and suppliers
Contribute to implementation of electronic quality data sharing with suppliers
Work across many parts of the organisation, collaborating with R&D technical team, Process engineering, Supply Chain, IT & automation and all suppliers.
The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Supplier Quality Engineer is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.
Apply with CV or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.
BSc or MSc degree in Physics/Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering/Electronics
Specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. IATF16949, ISO 9001
Experience of supplier quality management in relevant industry, e.g. Li-ion raw materials, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food industries, Electronics
Supplier auditor education, e.g. VDA 6.3
Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvements in manufacturing and with suppliers
Experience in developing processes, standards, procedures and documentation to support efficient Supplier Quality Management
Familiar with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem solving methodology
Knowledgeable in Lean and six sigma
Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background
5+ years of relevant work experience
Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
Willingness to travel
Highly organized and results driven
An eye for detail
Proactive and goes beyond expectations
Exceptionally good problem-solving skills
Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour
Passionate & purpose driven
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
Northvolt was founded in 2016 with the mission to build the world’s greenest battery cell, with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy. Northvolt’s team of experts is building the next generation battery cell factory focused on process innovation, scale and vertical integration. Once completed, it will be Europe’s largest battery cell factory and produce 32 GWh worth of capacity annually.
The future needs high-quality, green batteries. And it needs lots of them.
We are currently in an exciting fast-growing phase and operate in a busy, fast moving 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 our Gdansk facility 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 battery 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 difference for real. We are a team dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun. Join us today!
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