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Lean Manufacturing Engineer

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Lean Manufactoring Engineer to join our passionate team in Skellefteå.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

The Lean Manufacturing Engineer will lead and participate in the development and training of Northvolt Production Systems and related methodologies and standards. You will be in charge of coaching, deploying and driving Lean principles, methods and standards in the manufacturing environment as well as the support practices. You will be in charge of developing and executing the Production System and Lean implementation Roadmap with site management.

In general you have a deep understanding of Lean principles in the manufacturing environment and can observe value stream waste and drive Lean methodologies for waste removal.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for coordination of Northvolt Production System with other plants and central functions, leading this development
  • Responsible for training and creation of training material for general Lean training, training in Northvolt Production System, Value Stream Mapping and follow-up of knowledge levels
  • Establish work measurement programs and analyze work samples to develop labor utilization standards.
  • Develop collective lean tool box, i.e. 5S, SMED, Takt, Kanban and flow etc and assure instruments are available to lean project participants.
  • Develop standard work principles and ensure high level of understanding and implementation, e.g. SOPs/Wis, processes, one point lessons etc

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, an very good team player and challenges solutions and ideas. 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. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Lean Manufacturing Engineer is a vital member of the Operations team 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.
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

Education/Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science in Industrial engineering, or similar
  • Specific Lean training
  • More than 5 years experience in manufacturing
  • More than 2 years experience in Lean teams, or similar
  • Six sigma education
  • Experience with production systems
  • 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
  • Excellent in Lean philosophies and related methodologies
  • Experiences in 5S, SMED, Standard work, VSM, Takt, etc.
  • Excellent in setting up and leading training
  • Excellent in leading processes like problem solving
  • Excellent coaching skills
  • Highly organized and result-driven

Personal success factors

  • Has the ability to take decisions even in the face of uncertainty
  • Is visionary and contributes to push beyond conventional wisdom
  • Challenges solutions and ideas
  • Very good team player, contributes with passion and energy
  • High level of grit, morale and can endure working many hours
  • Deliver on expectations and promises

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!


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