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Material Flow Automation Engineer for Battery Production

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for an Engineer in the field of Material Flow Automation (e.g. AGVs, Transfer Stations, Automatic Buffers, Robots, etc). You will be contributing in your area from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories in Skellefteå, Sweden, which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will be a vital member of the Material Flow & Automation team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy. You will be working intimately with the Material Flow team to design and implement a highly automated production process both in terms of efficiency and quality.

The production environment has very high demands on cleanness and up-time to reach the set quality level and production efficiency requiring a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions. We will work with the best solution providers globally.

You have a previous professional work experience as Industrial/process/production engineer or other relevant positions with experience and knowledge in technical project planning, design, commissioning, and production. In general you have been driving cross-functional and challenging industrial automation projects with very high demand on scale and timing. Specifically, you have a deep understanding and hands-on experience in all, or parts of the stages of delivering technical projects.

You work symbiotically with the plant design and manufacturing engineering teams, translating their inputs into specifications and orchestrating the execution in an ecosystem of external global suppliers and in-house engineers.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with suppliers in the design and implementation of material flow automation systems for advanced factories.
  • Coordinate and execute the commissioning work of the equipment together with the suppliers and with other Northvolt departments (e.g. Construction, Strategy, Purchasing, Digitalisation, Manufacturing).
  • Create process flowcharts, identify interfaces with process equipment and develop risk-mitigating solutions.
  • Create the basic operational standards required to hand-over the engineering project to the manufacturing team.
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers in a international setting.
  • Ensure suppliers understand and adhere to Northvolt’s technical standards.

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.

Apply with CV and cover letter 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


  • Degree in Engineering (Industrial/Process/Production/Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical/Mechatronic or similar).
  • Track-record of successful implementation of advanced technical projects/automation systems in a production environment.
  • 3+ years of experience within process-driven or discrete process industries such as: Packaging, FMCG, Paper Mill, Semiconductors, Fine Chemicals, Pharma, Food etc.
  • Experience with technical project planning/design/commissioning.
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Very good English written and oral skills; knowledge of Swedish, Mandarin or Korean is a plus.
  • Highly organized and result-driven with a can-do attitude.
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • Passionate about solving complex problems with technology in a simple yet innovative way.
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.

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.

Alex de Farias | Contact Person

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