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Analytical Chemist

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå +1 more
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Skellefteå +1 more

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Analytical Chemist to join our bold project team to play a key role in analysing and evaluating the raw materials and intermediate products for Northvolt production and develipment of Li-ion cells.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in establishing the Quality Control laboratory of the first large scale European factory for Li-ion cells. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Analytical Chemists and great leaders with industry background.

You will be in charge of developing, defining and implementing the analytical methods for analysing material and intermediates for Research & Development and Production, reporting to the Quality Control Manager. Furthermore, you will be responsible for developing quality standards, procedures and documentation associated with the analytical and laboratory work including running the analyses using a range of analytical instruments. You will also be responsible for reviewing quality of new raw material sources and work with the R&D team to evaluate and compare material and product quality.

The Analytical Chemist will be an expert in analytical methods and instruments which includes deep knowledge in handling of instruments, interpretation of results and reporting. You have extensive experience from working in analytical laboratories and is used to structure your work in an efficient way. You will play an important role to support Research & Development and Production teams in analysing raw material and intermediate product quality and characteristics, collaborating with Northvolt Supply Chain, R&D and Production teams.

In general, you have a long experience in quality control, analytical instruments and laboratory work and work independently with a good sense of responsibility and commitment. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with Supply Chain/Procurement, R&D, Quality and Production. You will be based at the facility in Västerås with part-time at the project office in Stockholm.

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.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Start-up of first analytical methods and instruments
  • Develop and document analytical methods and procedures for analysing and characterising new raw materials and product intermediates together with R&D
  • Run analytical testing on a range of instruments and report data/results
  • Specific expertise in XRD, Dynamic light scattering, ICP-OES, AAS, SEM/EDX, BET, contact angle measurement and titration
  • Develop and propose new analytical methods
  • Execute the Quality Control and testing plan of raw materials and product intermediates
  • Maintain the analytical instruments to a high standard
  • Work across many parts of the organisation, collaborating with R&D technical team, Process engineering, Supply Chain, IT & automation.

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 Analytical Chemist 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 and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is as soon as possible.

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

Education/Experience

  • 'PhD' or 'MSc with five years of experience in an analytical laboratory'.
  • Education in analytical chemistry
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in laboratory environment
  • Experience of laboratory and analytical work in relevant industry, e.g. Li-ion materials, Pharmaceutical, Food or Paper industries
  • Specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
  • Experience in developing analytical methods, standards, procedures and documentation in an efficient way.
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality projects in a laboratory environment
  • Knowledgeable in Lean and six sigma
  • Familiar with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodology
  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and results driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Able to learn and acquire new information very quickly
  • 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 humor
  • Passionate & purpose driven

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

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 batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re 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're also hiring for our two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany. We want to work with smart individuals 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.


Mark Bahar | Contact Person

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