Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Process Quality Engineer to join our bold project team in Västerås and later transfer to Skellefteå (if wished), where we start production within the next few years.
In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in enabling supply of the first large scale European battery factory. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Quality Engineers and great leaders with industry background.
You will be in charge of developing, defining and implementing the quality standards, procedures, Quality Control plans and quality management principles for the Cathode material manufacturing operations, initially reporting to the Head of Quality. You will also be responsible for reviewing quality of our new product in development and will work closely with R&D, Production and Process Engineering to follow-up and improve to ensure a flawless transition into manufacture and supply of our Li-ion cells. You are skilled in running Design of Experiments and DMAIC improvement projects to resolve difficult and complex problems and optimise our processes.
The Process Quality Engineer will be an expert in quality management which includes deep knowledge in quality systems, i.e. ISO9001 and IATF16949, quality process design, continuous improvement, quality control and assurance, process robustness, six sigma and monitoring of quality performance etc. You will play an important role to lead and co-ordinate quality monitoring and reporting, issue and crisis management as well as proactive quality planning and improvement. A background in metallurgy, inorganic chemistry or material science is a strong merit.
In general, you have a long experience in quality management and have been driving large, innovative and challenging improvement projects internally and with external partners in the area of quality, six sigma, qualification & validation, improvements, efficiency and optimisation. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with R&D, Production, Maintenance, Process Engineering, IT and Automation.
The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches, i.e. six sigma and statistical methodologies. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Developing PFMEA's, process flow charts and conducting MSAs
Defining and producing the Quality Control plans for each process operation
Set up quality monitoring procedures, quality KPI's, evaluate performance and make improvement proposals, i.e. Process capability: SPC and Cpk
Co-ordinate quality gate reviews in the Product Development process from start of design phase through to manufacturing of products
Oversee the Quality Control and testing plan, review results and process performance and initiate improvement projects
Lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities in relation to deviations and quality issues, e.g 8D and non-conformity investigations
Expert in complex problem solving and process optimisation, i.e skilled in DMAIC and DoE, multivariat data analysis etc.
Collaborate closely with Customer quality engineers to deliver required input to customer projects, e.g. PPAP documentation
Develop, implement and audit standard procedures and instructions
Facilitate DFMEA's and PFMEA's
Work across many parts of the organization, collaborating with the Battery Systems organization, business development, technical, design and development teams, automation and external partners
The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn and with a natural ability to demonstrate Quality Leadership. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Process Quality Engineer is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt and key to our mission to enable the future of energy.
Apply with CV and cover letter in english or your complete LinkedIn profile. Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date for the Quality Engineer is asap.
MSc degree in Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering
Education in relevant quality and industrialisation discipline
Certified six sigma professional, i.e. green or black belt
Knowledgable in statistics and multivariat data analysis
5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume assembly/production
Experience of quality management in relevant industry, e.g. battery, automotive, pharma, food, pulp & paper, FMGC
Knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
Experience in developing processes, standards, procedures and documentation in an efficient way to ensure high quality products to meet customer requirements
Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvement/six sigma projects in manufacturing and/or with suppliers
Experience from developing training and certification procedures and programs
Knowledgeable in Lean and six sigma
Expert in SPC, process capability, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem solving methodology
Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background
Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
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 humor
Passionate & purpose driven
World leading technique
Top specialists as team peers
Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture
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.
Join us today. Together, let’s enable the future of energy!