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MES Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a MES Engineer in Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) to join our passionate team in Stockholm.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The MES Engineer will be in charge of developing and configuring the manufacturing execution system for Northvolt. The solution will be required to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond.

The unit will primarily support the Västerås and Skellefteå factories to create a world class manufacturing operations solution.

You will be working intimately with the automation and IT team, factory operators and engineers. You will report to the MES and Logistics Systems Manager.

In general you are required to have entry to mid level experience in the field of systems engineering and have been involved in innovative and challenging manufacturing projects with high demands on IT.

You will be exposed to working with a manufacturing operations solution within batch and discrete process manufacturing.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the configuration, development and maintenance of efficient systems and processes.
  • Eliminate inefficiencies in a specific process for the benefit of everyone involved, from those participating in the system to the eventual stakeholders who will reap the benefits.
  • Documentation: providing specifications according to which the solution is defined, managed, and delivered.
  • Ensuring systems performance, testing, analysis, and retesting is done to a high standard.
  • Training and support.

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 organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The MES Engineer is a vital member of the IT 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 1 March 2020.

Work with great people

Josephine Korijn
Investment Manager
"We move at a fast pace and decisions are made in a deliberate, thoughtful, and bold manner."
Mohamed Farah
R&D Electrode Manager
"At Northvolt there is no right or wrong. Everyone brings something to the table."
Maria Åstrand
Director Raw Materials
"It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new industry segment."
Erin Mathews
Industrialisation Manager
"I love being a part of such a bold effort to tackle the energy problem."

Skills & Requirements


  • A degree in Industrial Engineering/Computer Science/BSc or Relevant University Degree
  • 3+ year working experience with MES/MOM applications
  • Knowledge in any of the following is beneficial: C#/.Net, JavaScript, HTML5
  • Knowledge of either database engines is beneficial (Oracle, MSSQL)
  • Track record of successful MES implementations
  • Exposure to PLM (product lifecycle management) BOM's, BOP's, ERP systems for planning and order management is beneficial but not essential
  • Exposure to integration between PLM, ERP and MES is beneficial but not essential

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills
  • Highly organised and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and 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 humour
  • Passionate & purpose driven

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Fast paced & entrepreneurial culture

  • Warrant program

  • Wellness grant

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.

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!

Clynton Thoresson | Hiring Manager

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