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Maintenance Engineer - Northvolt Ett (Skellefteå)
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Energy & Utilities


Maintenance & Repair



Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Location: Skellefteå

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Hiring Manager
Patrik Nilsson

Job Description

Northvolt is establishing it's first mass-production facility in Skellefteå and in joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories, and aid Northvolt and our customers in the transformation to a carbon free society. When old technology is phased out and overtaken by electrification in the coming years, batteries are going to become the differentiating factor.

Time has come to ramp up the recruitment of Maintenance personnel for Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå and we are looking for Maintenance Engineers, Maintenance Technicians & Mechanics, Controls & Instrumentation Technicians, Shiftleaders, among others. Exciting times lie ahead and in joining us you get the opportunity to create the future of energy.

You will be a part of establishing maintenance routines and learn from equipment suppliers as well as the commissioning teams in order to become an expert within the factory. Your role will include the execution of preventative maintenance in collaboration with operators as well as being reactive to perform corrective maintenance when needed.

These roles are for you who always loved taking things apart, who isn’t afraid to work with your hands and to problem solve, always working towards the root cause and solving the problem.

Experience and/or interest of mechanical systems, electrical systems, automation or instrumentation is a merit.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and optimizing the maintenance for the equipment in terms of reliability, cost and safety.

  • Follow up on performance of reliability of the equipment.

  • Make cost and spend analysis of the equipment.

  • Evaluation of needed spare parts of the equipment.

  • Application of scheduling and project management principles to maintenance programs

  • Assessing required maintenance tools and skills required for efficient maintenance of equipment

  • Work proactively with the operators to enable continuous operator maintenance.

  • Perform risk analysis and issue permits according to Northvolt routines.

  • Assessing and reporting safety hazards associated with maintenance of equipment

  • Take proper and fast action when having failures and deviations affecting the production.

  • Establishing a good culture where all of us work together to provide the best solutions to employees, customers, suppliers, owners and thereby the best to Northvolt.

  • Always strive to improve with focus on safety, quality, environment and production efficiency.

  • Giving positive and constructive corrective feedback to your own team members and other shift teams, in order to make room for improvements and development.

The first people to join our Maintenance team are curious, eager to learn and real problem solvers. We are looking for team members that are strongly goal oriented, as well as good communicators. 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.

Apply in English with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.

Skills & Requirements


  • M.Ss or B.Sc degree in technical area such as mechanical, electrical, automation or similar.

  • +2 years of experience in Maintenance Engineer position

  • +2 years of experience in practical industrial work.

  • +2 years of Safety experience from process industry working with permit procedures.

  • +3 years of experience from Process Industry (battery/pulp and paper/food/chemicals/microelectronics/oil & gas/pharmaceutical processing or similar)

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Good English both written and oral skills.

  • Basic Swedish and other languages skills is seen as a plus.

  • Deep understanding and experience of equipment, piping, pumps, valves, control tools, chemicals, electronics.

  • Troubleshoot mechanical and electrical issues

  • Take the lead in developing and optimize maintenance programs for equipment

  • Certifications and experience within clean/dry-room, hot works, radiation/laser safety, chemical safety or forklift is a merit.

  • High work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, accuracy, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges and grit.

  • Passionate and purpose driven, we work together for a more sustainable future.

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!

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