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Director Of Production Quality

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

Northvolt has an exciting job opportunity for you as Director of Production Quality to join our Manufacturing team and spearhead the ramp-up of our processes.
The mission of the quality team is to establish, overlook, and implement the necessary Quality specifications on our production lines. In joining us you will play a large role in establishing Europe’s first and largest lithium-ion battery factory as well as work with first-class technology.
The Northvolt quality team provides a rich and stimulating environment conducive to learning, teaching, and achieving results. You will ensure that the quality system is efficient and effective in measuring, evaluating, and improving quality across programs, services, operations, and products. While simultaneously delivering excellent results within the quality organization, you will closely cooperate with the production, maintenance, process engineering, and R&D team to optimize our processes.
As the Director of Production Quality, alongside your team, you will drive bold quality improvements, achieve excellent results, and KPI's and systematically prevent non-conformances. As the leader of the team, you will have an opportunity to be an effective organizational leader and a member of the factory management team.

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

Key responsibilities

  • Defining Quality strategy, approach and execution, at Global Quality level and in local factories.

  • Leading and directing the Quality team at Northvolt Labs in Västerås.

  • Establish the Quality excellence roadmap and drive the execution from first start-up of commissioning activities to a high level of reliability and robustness

  • Be accountable for the product and process quality as well as mentor and provide quality leadership to own team and other factory staff

  • Set bold Quality targets, e.g. process capability, variability and non-conformances

  • Provide technical leadership and expertise within the field of Quality Management and quality improvement methodology such as Lean Six Sigma

  • Monitoring of all the Quality activities, test results, defects and non conformities, root cause analysis/8D investigations and identifying areas of improvement as well as improving the QMS. Implement steps required to improve the processes.

Skills & Requirements

  • Mechanical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering Degree

  • Strong experience and skill in supporting IT solutions (quality, dashboards, reporting, ERP).

  • Quality Management experience in high volume manufacturing, e.g. semiconductors, electronics manufacturers, automotive suppliers etc.

  • First hand exposure to production and manufacturing in high-stress, fast pace environments.

  • Strong leadership and ability to problem solve and shape the company's Quality processes, strategies and performance

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing, six-sigma (green or black belt), 8D, 5S, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949.

  • Be an advocate of the Quality Management System, Continuous Improvement and industry recognised Best Practices.

  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based approaches.

  • Experience in building a successful Quality organisation and achieving high quality performance.

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.

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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