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Cell Testing Technician

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Cell Testing Technician to join our bold test and validation team and play a key role in testing and evaluating performance of our prototype cells during the different development phases and production of Li-ion cells.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in establishing the Cell testing laboratory of the first large scale European factory for Li-ion cells. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced engineers and great leaders with industry background.

You will be in charge of equipment specifications, to choose the best equipment and programme for a given task as well as maintaining the equipment and the test methods for evaluating cells. Furthermore, you will be responsible for developing quality standards, procedures and documentation associated with the cell testing activities including running the tests using a range of advanced cycling equipment and keeping records. You will work very closely with the Validation engineers who are the project owners providing the test plans, schedules and test programmes.

The Cell Testing Technician will be able to operate cell testing equipment, mounting and dis-mounting jigs and cells, preparing reliable electrical connections and overseeing test progress and results. You have extensive experience from working with various test equipment, preferably in the electronics industry and are used to structuring your work in an efficient way. You will play an important role to support Research & Development in executing the performance testing of the cells and you will collaborate with Northvolt R&D, Quality, Validation, IT & Automation and Production teams.

In general, you have a long experience in testing operations with different evaluation and analysis techniques and test equipment and work independently with a good sense of responsibility and commitment. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with R&D, Quality and Production. You will be based at the facility in Västerås with occasional travel to the project office in Stockholm.

The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Start-up of test equipment and writing first test procedures is a merit
  • Develop and document methods and procedures for cell testing together with R&D and Validation engineers
  • Run tests on a range of cell testing equipment and report data/results
  • Execute testing according to rigorous safety procedures
  • Specific expertise in interpretation of cell performance is a merit
  • Develop and propose new evaluation and test methods
  • Execute the cell testing plans of each product development project
  • Maintain the equipment to a high standard
  • Experience from working with new software and driving automation of testing and data evaluation
  • Work across many parts of the organisation, collaborating with R&D technical team, Process engineering, Supply Chain, IT & automation.

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Cell Testing Technician is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction since you will directly work with evaluating and testing their prototype samples.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

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Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience

  • Relevant technical education, preferably in electronics or a related field
  • Basic understanding of electric circuits
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in test laboratory environment
  • Ability to learn new computer software
  • Experience of laboratory work in relevant industry, e.g. Li-ion, electronics, semiconductors, solar cells etc.
  • Experience from automotive business or as a supplier to automotive business is an advantage
  • Experience in developing test methods, standards, procedures and documentation in an efficient way.
  • Proven track record of efficient execution of test plans
  • Knowledgeable in Lean
  • Familiar with SPC, process capability and performance evaluation methodology
  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and results driven
  • Methodical and an eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Able to learn and acquire new information very quickly
  • 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!


Rebecca Dovega | Hiring Manager

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