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Electrical Prototype Technician

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

Do you have what it takes to enable the future of energy? Northvolt is right now looking for an Electrical Prototype Technician, belonging to the Recycling team. 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 a key role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will be responsible for the setup and tuning of prototype systems for discharging battery packs, modules and cells, as well as developing with R&D optimal discharging and dispersion methods. 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 of maintenance or commissioning and have been driving, innovative and challenging improvement projects in the areas of yield, cost, quality and efficiency. You are a team player, resourceful, curious, eager to learn and able to work independently.

As Electrical Prototype Technician, 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. Technicians are vital members of the Recycling team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

At Northvolt we all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy, and we encourage different backgrounds and levels of experience. What we all have in common is that we are bold, passionate and in whatever area we are working in, we do it with excellence. Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Setup prototype discharging process.
  • Identify and evaluate equipment vendors.
  • Establish process metrics and goals.
  • Sustain and improve process yield.
  • Provide training and technical support to process operators.
  • Implement and support standardized processes.
  • Support delivery on BU's innovation objectives.
  • Share best practices with rest of process team.

Secure and set up work area, including tools, equipment and a stock of standard components, in collaboration with the manufacturing team, to proceed to the above work

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

  • 2+ years in electrical prototype, manufacturing or maintenance context with proven hands-on experience.
  • Certified electrician (engineering degree not required).
  • Experience in designing discharging mechanisms, evaluate resistor sizes, switches etc.
  • Ability to draw electrical circuits to EU compliance.
  • High voltage training and safety awareness a big plus.
  • Excellent relationship with engineers, including 3rd party partners and customers.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.
  • 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 humor
  • 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!


André Hellström | Hiring Manager

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