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 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!