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Mechanical / Mechatronics Design Engineer

  • 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 mechanical / mechatronics design engineer to undertake several types of tasks:

  • Machine component, fixture, and interface designs
    • Design various parts and improvements in the manufacturing equipment
    • Design supporting systems and equipment to improve manufacturing reliability and output
  • Component and part fabrication oversight and support
    • Oversee the fabrication of various components via outside machine shops and internet shop services
    • Validate and approve additional fabrication service shops
  • Manufacturing systems machine troubleshooting and redesign
    • Analyze and troubleshoot various manufacturing systems to improve reliability, quality, and throughput
    • Design, install, and validate modifications to achieve manufacturing improvements

Minimum Requirements

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or similar with 4+ years of design experience in addition to your educational background. A B.S. in the same with at least 6 years of proven experience will be considered.
  • Proven record of designing various parts and components out of a variety of materials (metals, polymers). Be prepared to showcase some of your designs/ideas.
  • Excellent command of English. Northvolt is a multi-cultural company, and English is the company language.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Mechatronics experience and the ability to design, fabricate, and troubleshoot complex electro-mechanical systems (and/or pneumatic-mechanical systems).
  • Experience with vision systems.
  • Experience designing high throughput, automated or semi-automated manufacturing equipment.

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

  • A degree in XX/MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree
  • X+ years working experience in XXX
  • Track record of successul XXX achievements
  • Successful track record of scaling XXX in a fast growing environment ideally in the XXX or XXX industry
  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • 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 makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable cells and high-quality battery systems. All manufactured with a record-low carbon footprint. Purposely built to provide Europe with the opportunity to switch to renewable energy – efficiently and entirely.  

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make batteries so great – they will one day make oil history.  

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re 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're also hiring for our two gigafactories: Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden, and Northvolt Zwei in Salzgitter, Germany.   We want to work with smart individuals from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun.   

Join us today. Together, let’s enable the future of energy! 


Ken Zemach | Hiring Manager

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