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Senior Chemical Process Engineer

  • Västerås
  • Västerås

Do you have what it takes to enable the future of energy? Northvolt is right now looking for Senior Chemical Process Engineers.

At Northvolt we are bold, passionate and we are working with excellence towards a greener and more sustainable future!
We are now looking for both experienced engineers and great leaders with engineering background.

The Senior Process Engineer will be required to initially join our bold team in Västerås where we are soon going to start production and later on help with the establishment of Skellefteå, where we will build up one of the first large scale European battery factories.

The Senior Process Engineer will be expert in one or several defined process areas which includes deep knowledge in process design, equipment handling, maintenance planning and control design etc. You will play an important role to interface equipment suppliers and to collaborate with Northvolt factory design teams to efficiently integrate the equipment into the process.

The process team will primarily and initially support the Construction, Environmental, Supply-Chain and R&D teams to create a world class production of li-ion battery cells.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging improvement projects in the area of yield, cost, quality, or efficiency.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating with Lean, Production, Maintenance, IT, Automation, and Facility team.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Sustain and improve process yield
  • Provide technical support as necessary
  • Establish process metrics and goals
  • Develop and issue process designs
  • Manage and train process engineering team
  • Lead the improvement projects and update the progress weekly in the factory
  • Finalize the process windows and DFMEA with RD and QA team
  • Qualify the alternative raw material with RD team and Supply Chain

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 Physics/Chemistry/ManufacturingEngineering
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience within high volume production engineering in a related field
  • Experience in Catalysts, hydrometallurgy, calcination, battery Cathode material, NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt), NCA (Nickel Cobalt Aluminum) is highly preferred.
  • Six sigma training with green belt certificate
  • Familiar with DOE and SPC
  • Familiar with DFMEA and QA troubleshooting tools
  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in production factory
  • Experience from scaling production in a fast growing environment ideally in the Food, Pharma, Paper & Pulp, Semiconductor, Electrochemical or similar industry
  • Curious, technically educated and preferrably with a strong business background
  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • 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 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

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.

Daniela Maniaci | Contact Person

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