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Chemical Process Engineer - Cathode

Are you a chemical engineer looking for new opportunities within the sustainable sector? Do you want to contribute to the development, industrialization and production of new, greener and better performing batteries? Then this position might be very well suited for you!

To produce batteries, you need cathode active material (CAM). This material is a key factor in determining the performance and carbon footprint of the battery itself. At Northvolt, we are proud to say that we produce our own cathode. Cathode material is not your standard bulk chemical. It is a highly intricate chemical product, requiring an equally complex process to be produced. It is not a surprise that the production of this material was awarded the Nobel prize only 5 years ago. This material is under continuous development to satisfy demands of an electrifying world, requiring us at Northvolt to sprint in the engineering and development of technology to produce this ever-changing product.

As such, working with cathode process is the ultimate challenge for chemical engineers searching to push their abilities and expertise to the next level. Working with cathode at Northvolt will provide you the possibility to be at the forefront of new cathode technology and processes within Europe, excel at engineering in new multi-million dollar investments and get hands dirty in the real production of this material.

We are looking for recruitment in two locations:

  • Skellefteå, Northern Sweden - the right place for you that are looking for quick career development and project engineering experience. The work will involve hands on work close to production, start-up of new units and engineering of our new installations and factories. Pace is high and so very exciting.
  • Västerås, Mid Sweden - the right place for you with a strong analytical mindset and ability to push research and industrialization of new concepts and technology forward. This is the excellent opportunity to become expert in the field.

To grow our Chemical Engineering & Industrialisation department, we are looking for members to join one of our area teams:

  • Utility and waste water team: focus on utility and water balances, energy optimisation, industrial waste-water treatment, and recovery of used materials and chemicals.
  • Dissolution Team: focus on process development projects in production, support pilot testing.
  • Precursor Team: focus on process engineering and technology development in hydrometallurgical applications, including chemical precipitation/crystallization, solid-liquid separation, and powder handling processes for battery material precursors.
  • Calcination Team: focus on solid handling, high temperature calcination, coating and heat treatments and contamination prevention.
  • Commissioning Team: focus on project execution phase including mechanical completion, dynamic commissioning, and system start-up.
  • Technical and Process Safety Team: focus on industrial technical safety,Hazardous Area Classification and ATEX, management of fire zones, chemical safety, and dust exposure prevention.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.

The planned starting date for the Process Engineers is as soon as possible.

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


  • BSc or MSc-degree in Chemical, Manufacturing, or Process Engineering.
  • Experience in Cathode material process engineering or production is advantageous, as with general work experience in process/chemical industry.
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory is advantageous.
  • Experience and interest in the chemical industry is a plus.
  • Familiar with DOE, SPS and QA troubleshooting tools is beneficial.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result driven.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Has a "can-do" attitude with problem-solving skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Ability to work well with others in an international team environment, as well as independently.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit, and a sense of humour.
  • 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

  • 4 semaines de vacances / 4 weeks of vacation

  • Journées maladie illimitées / Unlimited sick days

  • Programme de parts / Employee Stock Option Program


  • Compte Frais Employés / Employee Spending Account

  • Télémédecine / Telemedicine

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 gigafactory Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå, Sweden. 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.

Robel Gebremeskel | Contact Person

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