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Manager Automation & Controls

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

Northvolt has a great opportunity for an experienced automation engineering manager with a technical background in industrial automation systems. You will help build one of the first large scale European battery factories in Poland. Northvolt is committed to a fully green production process through using emission free energy sources for production and recycling. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society, and we hope you want to be part of this mission too.

As an engineering manager at Northvolt, you will play a critical part in supporting and growing people in our Automation team. You will make sure they thrive in their roles and have access to all the tools, training and coaching they need. As somebody with a strong technical background, you will also help guide and shape the design of our solutions and be an important influencer in our technology and architecture choices. You will help us build a strong culture, facilitate technical delivery and work with us to continuously improve the way we work

Apply with CV or your complete LinkedIn profile.

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:

  • Lead the Automation & Controls team, including strategy, vison and day to day management.
  • Manage, grow and guide a team of engineers establishing healthy processes, and general support.
  • Make sure our way of working and agile development practices are clear, modern and suited to bring out the best of the team.
  • Be part of the Automation management team and cross-functional collaboration on business needs, deliverables, and culture. You will collaborate with other managers in software, material flow, electrical engineering, IT, and infosec.
  • Design and implement automation systems for advanced factories, consisting of conveyors, vision systems, AGV’s and specialized manufacturing equipment
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers, including assembly equipment, robotics, AGV’s, motion control suppliers.
  • Defining and development of automation requirements specification and control system architecture.
  • You have a deep understanding and hands-on experience of integrating very diverse, complex, equipment into higher automation layers developing some of the most advanced control systems in the world.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Degree in Electronics, Mechatronics, Software Engineering or similar.

  • 5-10 years of experience within Industrial Automation in automated manufacturing environments such as: automotive, semiconductors, pharmaceutical, medical devices etc..

  • Demonstrated ability to work and lead with highly technical staff, and manage multiple tasks and objectives.

  • 5+ years PLC/SCADA programming, especially Siemens TIA portal systems and ABB 800xA.

  • 5+ years in OPC connectivity and MES interfaces

  • You have experience in driving innovative and challenging automation projects with very high demand on accuracy and scale.

  • Experience in writing technical documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, UML, Test Cases, Test Records)

  • Passionate by solving complex problems with technology in a simple yet innovative way

  • Track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries.

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.

Justin Barozie | Contact Person

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