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Formation Maintenance Manager

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Formation Maintenance Manager to join our bold and passionate team in Skellefteå.

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.

The Formation Maintenance Manager will be in charge of development and execution of the Maintenance Strategy for the Formation Area. As leader of the unit, you will have the opportunity to build a competent and dependable team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long-term Maintenance Strategy for the Formation Area reporting to the NV Ett Maintenance Manager.

You will be working intimately with the construction, commissioning and operations team with installation, commissioning, ramp-up and continuous improvements. Our aim is to be world leading in safety, cost and production efficiency.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging production and/or maintenance units with high demands on production and quality.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working in a fast-moving environment and the sense of urgency.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Implement, manage, and enforce health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Budget owner for her/his area.
  • Overall responsible for development and execution of maintenance strategy in formation area.
  • Unique opportunity to build up a diverse and highly skilled team from the beginning including recruitment, training and development.
  • Process understanding for formation area to create and execute plans for preventive and reactive maintenance.
  • Responsible for developing the “4Ms” within the area – Manning, Machine, Method and Materials
  • Create, continuously improve, document, and make available for maintenance purpose: General maintenance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Work instructions, Defect Libraries, Deviation reports with root cause analysis, Measure and follow up on results.
  • Continuous improvement organization: using data driven approaches to increase cost efficiency, organization efficiency and overall performance.

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 Formation Maintenance Manager is a vital member of the Maintenance-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.
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


  • BSc or MSc in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent University degree with good understanding of basic financial principles
  • Proven leadership in large manufacturing organizations (50+ people)
  • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience of similar role with management and manufacturing
  • An example driven management of the shop floor. Resolute 5S
  • Capacity to move from strategic level to problem solving leader in the matter of seconds.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Must be fluent in English – both written and oral
  • Swedish language is to be seen as an advantage but not a must.
  • Knowledge of European legislation and work environment.
  • A role model in safety, quality, maintenance, teamwork and attitude.
  • Passion and curiosity for safety, housekeeping, technical equipment, quality and people.
  • Ability to build a world-class organization.
  • Improvement oriented with positive attitude enabling positive and constructive feedback.

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.


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