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Shift Leader - Västerås

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

When old technology is phased out and overtaken by electrification in the coming years, batteries are going to become the differentiating factor. With increasing technology differentiation and growth of R&D; efforts from sophisticated customers, especially in the automotive industry, our strategy with Northvolt Labs in Västerås is to provide a facility for them to develop their own design, then test, industrialize and qualify it, before taking it to large-scale production. Northvolt Labs is a cutting-edge demonstration line and R&D; center that will enable fully process representative manufacturing and allow a faster and more efficient time to market for unique formulations, cell formats and technology.

Time has come to ramp up the recruitment of Production Engineers, Shift Leaders, Material Engineers, Operators and Maintenance Engineers among other positions. Exciting times a head and you got the opportunity to create the future of energy. Read more and apply below.

As a Shift Leader you work according to Northvolt values, routines, budget, management system and plan. A safe operation production line is our highest priority. This role will work closely with other Shift Leaders, Production Manager, Safety, Quality, Environment, Maintenance and Process teams. You will get the unique opportunity to be a part of building the first shift team at Northvolt.

*Key responsibilities*

  • Operations of equipment and processing materials.
  • Report failures and deviations on equipment as well as doing root cause analysis in order to solve the issues together with team, maintenance or engineers.
  • Take proper actions when having failures and deviations affecting the production.
  • Assure Safe conditions with Lock Out Tag Out Try Out according routines when having repairs or inspections of equipment.
  • Work together with maintenance team with good and proactive cooperation.
  • Assure competence and competence development in shift team in close cooperation with the managers.
  • Recruit and train employees both for Västerås and for other sites within your area of expertise and provide training material in cooperation with trainers and engineers.
  • Perform risk analysis and issue permits according to routines.
  • Ensuring and leading the work with Safety, Quality, Environment and Improvement work according to Northvolt routines and legislation together with your shift team.
  • Creating a good working environment with inclusion, motivation, engagement, creativity, good communication and high ambitions.
  • Establishing a good culture where all of us work together to provide the best solutions to employees, customers, suppliers, owners and thereby the best to Northvolt.
  • Always strive to improve with focus on safety, quality, environment and production efficiency mainly towards but not limited to operator control central.
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) for shift team.
  • Giving positive and constructive corrective feedback to your own team members and other shift teams, in order to make room for improvements and development.
  • Enabling rotation of work duties, in order to develop the competence within the shift team.

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Skills & Requirements

  • +5 years of Safety experience from process industry working with permit procedures, Lock Out Tag Out, near miss reporting, safety audits, maintenance audits and daily following up on Safety actions.
  • +5 years of experience from Process Industry (battery/paper mill/food/ chemicals/microelectronics/oil & gas/medicals processing or similar)
  • +5 years of working with process control systems
  • Experience and skills within leadership.
  • Experience of equipment, piping, pumps, valves, control tools, chemicals, electronics.
  • Administrative competence,ERP, work orders, mail, incident reporting.
  • Understands how to utilize the possibilities of integrating a battery electrical energy storage as a peak-shaving and back-up system to optimize the factory power demands.
  • Good English both written and oral skills.
  • Basic Swedish and other languages skills is seen as a plus.
  • Great communication skills as you will be reporting in meetings, provide shift turnover information, be in contact with team members and external parties such as suppliers, contractors, authorities and auditors.
  • Experience from, and motivated to, setting up work methods and procedures from scratch, work with process evaluation and documentation.
  • High work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges and grit.
  • Passionate and purpose driven, we work for a more sustainable future.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant & Team Training Tuesdays

About the company

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.

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!


André Hellström | Hiring Manager

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