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Test Technician - Battery Systems

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

Do you have what it takes to enable the future of energy?

Northvolt is right now looking for a Test Technician, belonging to the Verification & Validation Team in Northvolt Battery Systems Engineering. By 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 a key role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will join our awesome team of test engineers with multiple knowledge areas such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc. The main role will be on designing, manufacturing and give support to develop test rigs for the product validation. The role also contemplates giving support to setup systems, sensors (such as thermocouples, thermistors, accelerometers, etc.) data acquisition hardware, test execution and data analysis. You will be the person who will be involved in all the small details of our tests and acquire a huge experience with our awesome products!

In this role, you will need to be very resourceful and able to work independently. You will also need to be creative a good resource manager, for equipment, people and especially time! As we are a fast-growing start-up, you will also have the opportunity to create your own workspace with your own tools to achieve your mission.

At Northvolt we all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy, and we encourage different backgrounds and levels of experience. What we all have in common is that we are bold, passionate and in whatever area we are working in, we do it with excellence. Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturing electrical and mechanical prototypes for our battery trials and tests, including electrical cabinets, test rigs and cable harnesses.
  • Assist in preparation and execution of Verification & Validation tests (electrical, mechanical, thermal, chemical, etc.).
  • In collaboration with the Quality and Engineering teams, ensure manufactured prototypes are according to standards and specifications.
  • Prepare and handle sensors such as thermocouples, thermistors, accelerometers, strain gauges, etc.
  • Setup data acquisition equipment for system tests (electrical, mechanical, thermal, etc.).
  • Secure and set up work area, including tools, equipment and a stock of standard components, in collaboration with the manufacturing team, to proceed to the above work.
  • Build own network of supply partners, with the help of our Supply Chain, to secure quickly components for prototype build.
  • Intervene at 3rd party locations, such as suppliers, customer or test facility, to help fix and set up test systems.

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

  • 2+ years in electrical/mechanical prototyping, industrial manufacturing or maintenance context with proven hands-on experience.
  • Hand-on experience or formal qualification in. electrical/mechanical/manufacturing field (engineering degree not required).
  • LabView experience is a plus.
  • High voltage training and safety awareness a big plus.
  • Excellent English, both written and oral. Swedish is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently under time pressure.
  • Resourceful and creative person to find solutions on the spot, attention to details and uncompromising attitude towards quality.
  • Open to travel, sometimes at short notice, mostly in Sweden, but mainly to other test facilities in Europe.
  • Excellent relationship with engineers, including 3rd party partners and customers.
  • Passionate and purpose driven, we work for a more sustainable future.
  • You need to thrive in a fast-paced environment, under high pressure to deliver.

To be apart of this unique opportunity apply with an English version of CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile. Please add to your application how you can contribute with your background to Northvolt and enable the future of energy.

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.

Dieogo Buriti Araujo | Contact Person

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