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Industrial Automation Systems Design Engineer - Västerås

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for an engineer specialized in the field of Industrial Automation Systems Design to work at Northvolt Labs in Västerås.

You will be contributing in your area from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories, which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. You will be part of the team always developing new technologies for the next factory.

You will be working intimately with the Factory Design team to design and implement a highly automated production process. You will also be working intimately with the Software Engineering Team, responsible for the higher-level system such as MES, ERP and PLM. The production environment has very high demands on cleanness, up-time to reach the set quality level, production efficiency and traceability. It will require a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions. We will work with the best solution providers globally.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging automation projects with very high demand on accuracy and scale.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding and hands-on experience of integrating very diverse, complex, equipment into higher automation layers developing some of the most advanced control systems in the world. You work symbiotically with the Plant Design and Manufacturing Engineering teams, translating their inputs into crisp specifications and orchestrating the execution in an ecosystem of external suppliers and own developers.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in design workshops internally and with external suppliers
  • Design distributed Industrial IT system architectures with the aforementioned technologies
  • Author and review Engineering Design Documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, Logic diagrams, Test Cases, Test Records)
  • Assist, oversee and lead design, development and test of systems in the aforementioned technologies
  • Participate in setting global standards and the associated processes and strategies which disseminate and enforce these standards
  • Participate in R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments
  • Participate in education and knowledge transfer workshops
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests. Provide input for quoting and planning works
  • Definition of software coding standards and configuration management requirements
  • Definition of SDLC processes and QCP’s (Quality Control Plans)
  • Code review and test of other’s work as well as improving and defining code review practices
  • Participate in and contribute towards design forums and improvement meetings for technical improvement and optimization of software processes

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Full time employment, fixed salary.

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Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience

  • Degree in Electronic/Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Computing, Software Engineering or similar.
  • 10+ years of experience within Industrial Automation in process-driven industries such as: Mining, Paper Mill, Semiconductors, Fine Chemicals, Pharma, Food etc
  • 5+ years in design and development of Industrial IT systems (PLC/SCADA/MES/Industrial Networks)
  • 5+ years in writing technical documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, UML, Test Cases, Test Records)
  • 3+ years PLC/SCADA programming, especially Siemens systems (Experience in ABB 800xA is a plus)
  • 3+ years in OPC connectivity and MES interfaces
  • 2+ years in C and VB or similar scripting languages
  • 1+ years in at least one other high-level programming language (C#, C++, Java, SQL)
  • Passionate by solving complex problems with technology in a simple yet innovative way
  • Track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries
  • Development of control system architecture
  • Design, implement and testing of PLC code delivering desired system functionality.
  • Good experience working with servo drives and motion technology
  • Experience in tension control is a plus
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • 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
  • Custom library development in PLC/SCADA/MES (Modular Faceplates, Block Icons and Function Blocks)
  • XML/XSLT, SOAP, REST and other data interchange methods
  • VBA programming for task automation
  • SQL programming and database administration
  • Web programming experience (Javascript, C# and HTML)
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies (SCRUM, XP or similar) and working with defined SDLC’s
  • Experience working with ALM systems
  • Writing suites of software test cases for white and black box testing
  • Knowledge of version control systems
  • Enterprise networking infrastructure knowledge (Routers, firewalls, sub-netting etc.)

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!

Niclas Andersson | Hiring Manager

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