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Plant Service & Utilities Manager (m/f/d) - Germany

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

We are now looking for a Plant Service Manager (m/f/d) to join our Manufacturing team in Braunschweig. You will get the unique opportunity to be part of installation, commissioning and later on the maintenance of the utilities of Northvolt Zwei.

As a Plant Service Manager (m/f/d) you proactively set actions according to Northvolt values, routines, budget, management system and plan. This role will work closely with Maintenance Manager, Plant Manager, Shift Leaders, Production Manager, Safety, Quality, Environment, Maintenance and Process teams. You will get the unique opportunity to be a part of building the first plant service team at Northvolt in Germany.

Start of construction is slated for 2021, and start of operations scheduled for early 2024. Your work initially will therefor consist of planning, recruiting and making sure we get ready for SOP. Location of the site is Salzgitter and until the plant is built your job location will be Braunschweig.

Main tasks

  • Recruitment and building a utilities service team.
  • Ensuring an infrastructure for full-continuous (24/7) production.
  • Selection and coordination of service providers.
  • Develop and manage the buildings, utilities, media and infrastructure.
  • Ensuring the necessary availability of the building and especially the clean and dry room infrastructure.

  • Ensure proactive behaviour and empower a positive safety culture on site with employees and contractors.

  • Close co-operation with project-, process-, purchasing-, automation- and operations in order to increase efficiency.

  • Optimize output from manufacturing with efficient organization, investments, quality and availability improvements of utilities.

  • Be a role model in creating an engaging and including working environment with purpose driven actions.
  • Budget- and employee responsibility. Coach, mentor, train and develop employees to meet business requirements.

Work with great people


Skills & Requirements

  • +5 years of experience from similar position in process industry and German legislation.
  • +10 years of experience working with plant services and/or production from similar industry (batteries, pulp- and paper, chemicals, medicals, microelectronics, food, energy).
  • Engineering degree from university.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven experience from working with safety behaviour and safety improvements in process industry a must.
  • Installation and Start-up experience of a manufacturing process.
  • Strong background from technical culture and proven multicultural leadership.
  • English and German in oral and written, as we are working in an international organization and it’s required that you can talk and write with employees of Northvolt, suppliers, authorities, customers, owners and visitors.
  • Experience from, and motivated to, setting up work methods and procedures from scratch.
  • High work ethic, multi-tasker, strong analytical ability and attention to details, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges and grit.
  • Passionate and purpose driven - we enable the future of energy.

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

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

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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