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Clean room and contamination control specialist

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Clean room and contamination control specialist to join our team at our site in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories, producing high quality Li-ion cells where contamination is a key factor for functionality and safety of the product. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Clean room and contamination control specialist will be in charge of cleanliness standards and procedures across the factory, including clean rooms. You will be in charge of setting up cleaning procedures in production, including clean rooms and airlocks, gowning in clean rooms, training of operators in working in clean rooms and setting up the appropriate procedures to minimise contamination, initially reporting to the Director of Quality.

You will primarily support the production teams to achieve the high expectations of cleanliness and contamination free products.

You will be working intimately with the quality team, Business Development, R&D, Maintenance and Production.

In general you have a long experience in clean room operations and have been responsible for operating and cleaning procedures with high demands on contamination free products.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working with Clean rooms at ISO 6 standard as well as cleaning procedures for clean rooms.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Define all procedures related to clean room work for operators
  • Define all procedures for cleaning of the different factory areas, including clean rooms and airlocks
  • Govern cleanliness standards across the factory
  • Ensure compliance with ISO14644
  • Be responsible for selecting, evaluating and maintaining gowning
  • Train operators in gowning, airlock procedures, cleaning procedures, working in clean rooms etc
  • Asisst in containment and investigation activities in case of particle excursions in clean room
  • Ensure procedures are effective and efficient

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Clean room and contamination control specialist is a vital member of the team 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 Q1/Q2 2019 and we evaluate applications continuously.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements


  • Relevant University Degree
  • 4+ years working experience in clean room production
  • Successful track record of training operators and achieving high compliance with procedures and standards
  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience from work in dry rooms is a plus
  • ISO14644
  • Developing, writing and rolling-out new procedures and standards
  • Quality Assurance

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-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
  • 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

  • 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!

Lina Emilsson | Hiring Manager

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