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Process Engineer - Solution Discharge

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

Northvolt’s mission is to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy.

Northvolt is now looking for a Process Engineer within chemical hydrometallurgical process for our battery recycling operations. The purpose with this process is to separate out valuable metals for reuse in battery production.

As a Process Engineer, you will have deep knowledge in process design, equipment handling, operations and maintenance planning, control design etc. You will play an important role in dealing with equipment vendors and collaborating with Northvolt’s factory design team to efficiently integrate the process into the factory. You have experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging improvement projects in the areas of yield, cost, quality and efficiency. You are a team player, curious and eager to learn.

As a Process Engineer, 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 Process Engineers are vital members of the Recycling team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop process design and mass and energy balances.
  • Identify and evaluate equipment vendors.
  • Establish process metrics and goals.
  • Sustain and improve process yield.
  • Provide training to process operators.
  • Perform pilot testing, result evaluation and reporting.

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


  • BSc or MSc degree in Chemical Engineering/Process Engineering or equivalent
  • In depth knowledge in crushing and advanced sorting technologies.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume production in a related field.
  • In depth knowledge in Hydromet process, including leaching, solvent extraction, filtration and crystallization-precipitation processes.

  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory.

  • Experience from scaling production in a fast-growing environment, ideally in the mineral processing, chemical manufacturing, Pharma, Paper & Pulp, Electrochemical or similar industry.

  • Proven successful leadership in a multi-culture environment.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and verbal skills, Swedish is a plus.
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skills.
  • An eye for details.
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, friendliness, drive, grit and a sense of humor

This role is currently based in Västerås and will later involve frequent travels to Skellefteå.

Start date is asap.
Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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 makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re 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're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.

Ragnar Sjödahl | Contact Person

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