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Cell Test Technician

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

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for a Cell Test Technician to join our bold Quality team at Northvolt Ett in Skellefteå and play a key role in testing and evaluating the safety and performance of our production cells.

In joining us you will be an important part from the very start in establishing the cell testing laboratories of the first large scale European factory for Li-ion cells. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will be responsible for executing the work to high quality standards, including: procedures and documentation associated with the cell testing activities. Core responsibility will be to run and supervise the tests using a range of cutting-edge technology and keeping records of the tests and the results. You will work very closely with cell validation and the wider Quality organisation to ensure we have the relevant testing strategies in place to exceed customer expectations.

The Cell Test Technician will be able to operate cell testing equipment, mounting and dis-mounting jigs and cells, preparing reliable electrical connections and overseeing test progress and results. You have experience from working with various test equipment and product testing, preferably in the electronics industry and are used to structuring your work in an efficient way.

In general, you have experience in testing operations with different test equipment and work independently with a good sense of responsibility and commitment. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with Validation, Quality and Production. You will be based at the facility in Skellefteå with occasional travel to Västerås.

The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should have strong technical and hands-on abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key-responsibilities includes but are not limited to:

  • Support with the installation and commissioning of a new lab
  • Align test strategies to customer requirements & standards
  • Write test plans & procedures for cell testing
  • Prioritise and run the testing schedule
  • Report results to key stakeholders
  • Working with new software, driving automation of testing and data evaluation
  • Implement a continuous feedback loop to cell design, validation & customer quality teams
  • Create robust safety procedures for the operation of the lab
  • Lead trouble shooting and drive continuous improvement
  • Analysis for future scale up needs as the site expands
  • Scanning for future testing solutions (technology and or digital)
  • Translating technical data into business KPIs
  • Managing and controlling Lab documentation

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Cell Testing Technician is vital to Northvolt, ensuring we have a Quality product and a robust manufacturing process, since you will be testing cells directly after they have been produced.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.

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

Education/Experience

  • Relevant technical education, preferably in electronics or a related field
  • Basic understanding of electric circuits
  • +3 years of relevant work experience in test & technology environments

Additional Skills (Desired, but not Required)

  • Some experience with electrical testing apparatus
  • Experience of being a key contributor within cross functional teams
  • Experience of work in relevant industry, e.g. Li-ion, electronics, semiconductors, solar cells etc
  • Experience with quality standards, procedures & documentation
  • Experience in automotive industry
  • Experience of working with new software and data evaluation

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • Methodical and an eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Able to learn and acquire new information very quickly
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management

Personal success factors (Consider Bold – Passionate – Excellent)

  • A self-starter who can adapt well in a fast paced work setting
  • Motivated in pursuing solutions in complex projects with minimal supervision
  • Can remain disciplined and results focused during periods of change
  • Flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour

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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