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Test/Production Planner - Performance & Life Lab [Fixed term]

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

We are looking for a dedicated/experienced/driven Battery Test Planner to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent/bold/passionate Performance and Life test lab based in Västerås.

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. We are continuously building a team of experienced engineers and great leaders with industry background.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Staff Planning

  • Plan, communicate, execute, and mitigate (when things go wrong) the daily/weekly staffing plan to ensure test-activities are on track.

  • Keep an up-to-date personnel forecast (considering vacation, holidays, planned test/production downtimes) to ensure personnel (as a resource) availability for test-planning.

Test Planning

Take the lead for all test-related items in:

  • Coordinating with multiple projects the demand forecasts
  • Plotting test-demand vs test-capacity forecasts
  • Identifying resource (personnel, equipment, materials) constraints/conflicts
  • Coordinating deconfliction and prioritization
  • Publishing a realistic, up to date test plan with proper resource dependencies
  • Optimize the usage of available test equipment
  • Establish KPIs and monitor the test lab utilisation
  • Project management. Lead the development of Planning tool

Who you are:

The person we are looking for is flexible, curious and eager to learn. 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 values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

Who we are:
Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential.

Please apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Fixed term employment of 1 year with possibilities to extend, fixed salary.
Planned 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


Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree(s).

  • Proven experience with test or production planning (minimum one year).

  • Excellent reading, writing, and speaking comprehension of English; Swedish is a plus. Due to Northvolt's multi-cultural roots, English is the common language in the workplace.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft (or similar) Office products, to include word processing, Excel-spreadsheets, and presentations.

  • Excellent command of/experience with various ERP-systems.

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently. Strong sense of accountability, responsibility, and ownership.

  • Analytical ability

**Desired (but not required) Additional Skills

Experience with simultaneous planning of materials, production, and personnel.
**Certification which covers planning functions, such as PMP or CAPM from PMI.

Apply with CV and cover letter for this full-time position, in English , or your complete LinkedIn profile. Applications which do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered; thank you for your understanding.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Has a can do attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor
  • 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

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.

Camille Blanchet | Contact Person

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