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Quality Control Manager

  • Västerås
  • Västerås

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for an experienced QC manager to come and lead our passionate QC team in Västerås. The QC Lab has been operating for some months and there are great opportunities for a great leader to transform and improve the way we operate Quality Control.

Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society and the QC team are pivotal in ensuring the quality and safety of our Li-ion cells.

The QC Manager will be in charge of planning and executing all Quality Controls in Västerås and for recruiting and building a high performing team. As leader of the unit you will have the opportunity to build a competent team and to leverage learning and experience from the first years of project and operations. You will be in charge of validating and operating the QC lab and for the long term roadmap of analytical capabilities in Västerås reporting to the Head of Quality.

The unit will primarily support the production and R&D teams and is a vital part of ensuring delivery of high quality products for our customers. In general you have a long experience from leading teams in laboratory settings and have been driving large, innovative and challenging projects with high demands on delivery on time, budget control and quality.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working in a cross-functional and project oriented organisation.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify the requirements and capabilities needed for the QC lab to effectively serve R&D and production
  • Continuously review QC Lab capabilities and future demands
  • Drive continuous improvement, 5S and optimisation of the Lab
  • Responsible for keeping an up to date budget of instruments, equipment and tools needed in the QC-lab
  • Responsible for competence development of team members in the QC-team
  • Ensure the QC-team deploys effective KPI’s and objectives and that performance is systematically evaluated and analysed
  • Accountable for method validation, maintenance and calibration of the instruments, control and inspection SOP’s and training
  • Responsible for efficient execution of controls and inspections according to all control plans
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise within Quality Control & Inspection
  • Drive development of new innovative technology to characterise intermediate and finished products, in-line and in the QC-lab

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 QC Manager is a vital member of the Quality organisation and the Västerås Site 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 asap.

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


  • MSc in e.g. Chemical/Industrial/Mechanical engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in quality control management role
  • Experienced in developing new analytical and control methods
  • Extensive experience from production setting
  • Experienced in quality improvement and problem-solving tools such as six sigma, 8D etc
  • Excellent English proficiency
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing, six-sigma (e.g. green belt), 8D, 5S, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949
  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based approaches
  • Skilled in Business Process Management
  • Experienced in analytical methods/instruments, e.g. ICP, SEM, GC, DLS, XRD etc

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Promoting and requiring facts and data driven decision making in the organisation
  • Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure the Quality Control laboratory consistently serves the organisation to its requirements
  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive
  • Passionate and purpose driven
  • Has a can-do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to build a successful Quality Control team in a very fast-growing environment

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus

  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management

  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment

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!

Lina Emilsson | Hiring Manager

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