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Lead Automation Engineer (m/f/d) - Germany

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

Northvolt has an exciting job opportunity for an engineer (m/f/d) specialized in the field of Industrial Automation.

You will be contributing in your area in building one of the first European battery factories which will play an important role in the design and development of the large-scale battery factories, which will help the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will be part of the engineering team improving and maintaining the factory automation system.

You will be working intimately with the design team in Sweden to design and implement a highly automated production process. You will also be working intimately with the Software Engineering Team, responsible for the higher-level system such as MES, ERP and PLM. The production environment has very high demands on cleanness, up-time to reach the set quality level, production efficiency and traceability. It will require a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions. We will work with the best solution providers globally.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging automation projects with very high demand on accuracy and scale.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding and hands-on experience of integrating very diverse, complex, equipment into higher automation layers developing some of the most advanced control systems in the world. You work symbiotically with the Plant Design and Manufacturing Engineering teams, translating their inputs into crisp specifications and orchestrating the execution in an ecosystem of external suppliers and own developers.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain and implement the automation system in the factory.
  • Commissioning of new equipment.
  • Fault finding as part of the maintenance procedure.
  • Work together with the Industrial Automation System Design team to test and verify upgrades and test applications.
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers.
  • Be part of the team that will give our operations team the tools to run the most advanced and efficient production factory in the world.
  • Author and review Engineering Design Documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, Logic diagrams, Test Cases, Test Records).
  • Implement, test and commission systems in the aforementioned technologies
  • Participate in R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments.
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests. Provide input for quoting and planning works.
  • Code review and test of other’s work as well as improving and defining code review practices.
  • Participate in and contribute towards design forums and improvement meetings for technical improvement and optimization of software processes

Work with great people

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Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience

  • Degree in Electronic/Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Computing, Software Engineering or similar.
  • 5+ years of experience within Industrial Automation in process-driven industries such as: Mining, Paper Mill, Semiconductors, Fine Chemicals, Pharma, Food etc
  • 3+ years PLC/SCADA programming, especially Siemens TIA portal systems and ABB 800xA.
  • 3+ years in OPC connectivity and MES interfaces
  • Experience in writing technical documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, UML, Test Cases, Test Records)
  • Passionate by solving complex problems with technology in a simple yet innovative way
  • Track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries
  • Development of control system architecture
  • Design, implement and testing of PLC code delivering desired system functionality.
  • Good experience working with servo drives and motion technology
  • Experience in tension control is a plus
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish/German is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result-driven.
  • 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.
  • Open to travel.
  • 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 and purpose driven - we enable the future of energy.

Great Place to Work

  • World leading technique

  • Top specialists as team peers

  • International environment

  • Start-up possibilities

  • Wellness Grant

  • Newly renovated office in city center.

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.

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 and Northvolt Zwei in Germany.

The Northvolt–Volkswagen Group joint venture is establishing a gigafactory in Salzgitter, Germany. Northvolt Zwei takes its design from the Northvolt blueprint for battery manufacturing developed for Northvolt Ett. Start of construction is planned for 2021 and start of operations beginning of 2024. Initial annual output will be at least 16 GWh.​


André Hellström | Hiring Manager

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