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Production Engineer - Cathode Active Material

In our Production Engineering-Upstream team we are looking for experienced engineers, technology professionals to join in Skellefteå. This role in the Upstream area where the Cathode Active Material is produced.
With sustainability at heart, we are ready to play an important part from the very start in building the largest scale European battery factories. Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a carbon free society.
The successful candidate will become a process expert at Northvolt Ett, working with Operations and other stakeholders; using specific problem-solving techniques to ensure manufacturing KPIs are achieved.

Candidates will ideally have:

  • Be educated in the field of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least 3 years hands on field experience of working in chemical plants; preferably in the solid and slurry handling, metal separation or processing industries. CAM experience will be advantageous to have, but not essential.
  • We are looking for a range of years experiences typically from 3 to 15 years.
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude, strong desire to succeed in working in adversity.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, and work in Northvolt’s incredible international environment.
  • Able to work successfully with agility within a flat organisation structure, dealing with multiple stakeholders and departments, applying influential management skills, in the continuously evolving and dynamic environment.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure that the safety of yourself, your work and of others is the primary objective in your daily activities.
  • Develop a sound understanding of the plant’s automation, interlocks, digitalisation, equipment & process technology.
  • Engage closely with the operation teams to deliver production and quality objectives as the situation requires – with a hands-on approach as well as by effective process analysis.
  • Develop and implement Operational Excellence post start-up.
  • Play the role of Project Manager in the absorption of future Technology as they are developed through our R&D organisation.
  • Support continuous evaluation of process hazards and drive the implementations of process safety recommendations.
  • Lead the yearly CAPEX planning activity along with the Operations & Maintenance teams.
  • Track OEE, minimize downtime, continuously evaluate, and take action to address issues.
  • Lead or support annual production planning and budgeting based on business strategy and process capability.
  • Develop and train resources as and when needed.
  • Initiate and drive problem solving by utilising modern problem-solving tools and techniques.
  • Understand and reduce process variation through SPC analysis.
  • Support in the development and modification of FMEAs and Control Plans.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, 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 requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Production Engineer is a vital member of the Operations team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

The planned starting date s 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


  • Be educated in the field of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience from similar industries like paper & pulp, chemical, refinery, plastics, food, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automotive or batteries.

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing concepts, SPC and capability analysis

  • Very valuable (but not required) if you have experience from battery manufacturing.

  • Good to have project management experience.

  • Knowledge in powder production (e.g. Co, NMC, other cathode materials) is a plus.

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.


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