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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

Education/Experience

  • 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 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 two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany.   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.   

Join us today. Together, let’s enable the future of energy! 


Lina Emilsson | Hiring Manager

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