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Technical Programs Manager - Quality Control

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

The Quality Control team at Northvolt Labs in Västerås, Sweden, is looking for an experienced and passionate Technical Programs Manager to lead and drive the development and continuous improvement of materials characterisation methods within the Quality Control team. You will be in charge of leading an enthusiastic and bold team of engineers and chemists, driving the development, validation and implementation of new analytical methods and building up core competences within the team both with regards to chemical and mechanical characterisation techniques of battery materials and components. You will be reporting to the Quality Control Manager.

The Quality Control team supports all parts of the Northvolt Labs Campus, from the Cathode Active Material and Battery Cell production lines, R&D teams to battery validation and recycling teams. You will be working intimately with all units to ensure the successful characterisation and quality control of materials and components of several R&D and production process steps.

Specifically, you have worked several years in an analytical laboratory and have previous experience in managing a team of scientists. You have a proven track record of leading and driving method development and validation projects, and a deep understanding of a wide range of analytical instruments and characterisation techniques, such as ICP-OES, ICP-MS, GC-MS, IC, BET, DLS, DSC, TGA, titrations, SEM/EDX and mechanical testing of materials. This includes experience in maintaining, troubleshooting state-of-the-art analytical instruments, as well as interpreting and reporting results.

We are looking for a candidate that is analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. The candidate should also have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive the development, validation and implementation of new analytical methods for raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
  • Manage a team of engineers and chemists and their associated technical projects as well as lead and drive the interpretation and reporting of data/results.
  • Drive operational excellence by being a key player in day-to-day problem solving and process improvement exercises.

  • Understand and internalize QA/QC principles in every day functions.

  • Contribute to 8D production investigations as well as the characterisation of next generation battery materials.
  • Work across many parts of the organisation, collaborating with Production, R&D, Process engineering and Quality.
  • Work with external suppliers, institutes and academic organizations as well as customers.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal-oriented, team player, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and natural talent to make things happen. The Technical Programs Manager is a vital member of the Quality Control 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

Education/Experience

  • PhD (or MSc with 5+ years of experience in a laboratory) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Natural Sciences or Engineering.
  • 2+ years of experience in R&D, quality control or an analytical laboratory in a relevant industry, e.g. Li-ion battery materials, Inorganic materials, Pharmaceutical, Food or Paper industries.
  • Experience in analytical chemistry is a must.
  • 2+ years of experience managing a team.

  • Proven track record of leading method development and validation projects in a laboratory environment.

  • Project management skills.
  • Knowledgeable in quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM as well as Lean and six sigma.
  • Proven track record in statistical and measurement system analysis (MSA).
  • Familiar with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodology

  • Must have worked in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong business background.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills.
  • Computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel…)

  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment (start-up).

  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management.
  • Passionate and purpose-driven to achieve excellent results.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Motivated to take on new challenges.

  • Teamwork in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.

  • Can do-attitude.
  • Excellent organizational skills and management.
  • Attention to details.
  • Strong problem-solving skill.

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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