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Equipment Supplier Quality Engineer

  • Stockholm
  • Stockholm

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Equipment Supplier Quality Engineer to join our bold team of Supplier Quality professionals to play a key role in establishing the new factories for Northvolt production of Li-ion cells.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in enabling supply of the first large scale European Li-ion cells from state of the art production lines. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Quality Engineers and great leaders with strong industrialisation background.

You will be in charge of early quality assurance of new and existing equipment suppliers, implementing the supplier quality toolbox for supplier quality evaluation and selection, supplier quality agreements etc for Northvolt’s production equipment, reporting to the Supplier Quality Director. You will also be responsible for quality assessment and audits of suppliers, APQP, continuous quality review and quality documentation to ensure a flawless transition into manufacturing and supply of our products.

The Supplier Quality Engineer will be an expert in supplier quality management, specifically in CapEx projects in Automotive industry, which includes deep knowledge in APQP, Design review, FAT/SAT, quality management systems, quality process design, process robustness and monitoring of supplier quality performance etc. You will play an important role to lead and co-ordinate quality activities with equipment suppliers, collaborating with Northvolt Purchasing, Process Engineering, Production and Maintenance teams.

In general, you have a long experience in supplier quality management and have been driving Quality in large, innovative and challenging CapEx projects internally and with external partners. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with Purchasing R&D, Production, Process engineering, IT and Automation.

The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Embed the Northvolt Supplier Quality Manual with all Equipment Suppliers
  • Evaluate and qualify new equipment suppliers together with Process Engineering, Purchasing and R&D
  • Develop and manage Supplier Quality Agreements
  • Execute supplier audits, specifically QMS audits and process audits
  • Drive fast paced parts APQP with suppliers, with continuous review and follow-up of progress and performance
  • Plan and execute qualification and approval activities
  • Set up quality monitoring procedures, evaluate supplier quality performance and establish improvement plans when needed
  • Oversee the equipment APQP key milestones and sign-offs
  • Ensure all quality requirements are collated from all parts of Northvolt and communicated to suppliers in an effective way
  • Contribute to implementation of electronic quality data sharing with suppliers
  • Ensure all documentation deliveries are completed on time
  • Work across many parts of the organisation, collaborating with R&D technical team, Process engineering, Supply Chain, IT & automation and all raw material suppliers.

The person we are looking for is a team player, with a strong drive to get things done who is curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Equipment Supplier Quality Engineer is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt 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


  • BSc or MSc degree in Physics/Chemistry/Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Education in relevant quality and industrialization discipline
  • Experience and specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. IATF16949, ISO 9001, TQM
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume production
  • Experience of supplier quality management in relevant industry, e.g. Li-ion raw materials, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Food industries
  • Experience from auditing suppliers
  • Experience in developing processes, standards, procedures and documentation to support efficient Supplier Quality Management
  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality improvements in manufacturing and with suppliers
  • Experience from developing training and certification procedures and programs
  • Knowledgeable in Lean and six sigma
  • Familiar with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem solving methodology
  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and results driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Customer focused
  • Exceptionally good 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!

Lina Emilsson | Hiring Manager

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