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R&D Laboratory Facilities Coordinator

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

Northvolt's Research and Development Laboratory (RDL) executes the fabrication of new, novel lithium ion batteries as designed by our world class Cell Design Team. We are literally the first step in building and evaluating the next generation of lithium ion technology.

This position is key to keeping the RDL operating smoothly while engaging in continuous improvements. The RDL is a complex set of overlapping and intertwined operations, all bundled into a fascinating facility of assembly robots and machinery, vacuum and high pressure systems, dry and clean rooms, chillers and condensers, and hazardous chemicals. You will not be bored.

RDL is in search of a talented, experienced facilities coordinator (or manager, depending on experience) to handle the following as key ownership items in addition to other smaller responsibilities:

  • Facilities Maintenance Management. Maintenance is (mostly) performed by a dedicated company maintenance team, but requires coordination, structure, and scheduling to properly address all the services and repairs which are required from such a complex operation.
    • Develop and manage the facilities maintenance schedule to ensure safe and reliable equipment/system operation.
    • Act as the key liaison with the landlord for all building facilities issues.
  • Improvements and Upgrades Ownership and Oversight. Due to the complex nature of the operations coupled with changing technical product requirements, the facility is consistently in need of various renovations, upgrades, and equipment installation and commissioning support.
    • Own and drive construction and modification projects.
    • Assess and document project requirements.
    • Obtain quote(s) from contractors, and ensure that they meet LPTA (lowest price/technically acceptable) standards.
    • Oversee the construction activities and engage in active project cost control.
  • Assist in, or possibly lead the requirements for and execution of RDL’s future laboratory facility.
    • Ensure the future facility is properly designed to meet all technical requirements based on your newly-gained technical knowledge of current operations.
    • Oversee a significant portion of the build.
    • Manage the commissioning of and move into the new facility (currently targeted for 2022).

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience in facilities and/or maintenance management or operations.
  • Experience in managing construction, reconstruction, or major maintenance efforts, within time and budget.
  • Project management experience. Ability to create and manage budgets and create project timelines (you secretly love Gantt charts).
  • Basic hands-on skills for smaller projects and efforts. You can use power tools, know how to do various small repairs, and are mainly not afraid to “get your hands dirty.” Put another way, you have the knowledge, skill set, and judgement not to contract out for simple tasks and just get it done yourself when it is faster, cheaper, and better that way.
  • Can make and manage floor plans (and preferably construction drawings).
  • Excellent command of both Swedish and English. Northvolt is a multi-cultural company, and English is the company language. Swedish is of course the native language of almost all the contractors and service companies. You must be extremely proficient in both.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Proven experience managing projects up to 5M SEK.
  • Strong working knowledge of code requirements for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and/or structures.
  • Experience with laboratories and/or clean rooms of any type.

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."

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!

Ken Zemach | Hiring Manager

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