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Planner - Quality Control Lab

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

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Planner to join our passionate Quality Control team in Västerås, Sweden. In joining us you will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society and help to build one of the first large scale European battery factories.

The Quality Control team is responsible for the execution of all quality inspections of the battery production and materials development processes; from incoming quality controls of raw materials and components to process quality controls of intermediate products and outgoing inspections of final battery cells. Additionally, the team provides analytical & materials characterisation services to several further parts of the company from special requests by the Production teams to the R&D teams, Environmental, Safety lab, Validation & Recycling teams. An increasing and continuously varying amount of test demands needs to be organized, planned for and aligned within the team and all internal customers to ensure we can meet expectations and deliver results on-time to all stakeholders. The planning needs to consider available resources, both in terms of lab personnel working in shifts, the analytical equipment status and the different stakeholders and the various project priority changes.

As a QC planner, you will coordinate with all internal customers, area managers, equipment owners and shift leads to set up short and long-term planning, identify resource constraints on time, and ensure continuous improvements of the QC lab in terms of more efficiency in the lab’s ways of working, reduce analyses turnaround times and overall increase data quality and results as well as customer satisfaction. You will report to the Quality Control Manager.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate & align on a day-to-day basis the analyses demands from different internal customers with the QC resources available to meet daily deliverables.
  • Plan and forecast the demand and capacity of the QC lab to be able to identify resource constraints on time, both in the short and long-term.
  • Manage daily workflow of samples in and out of the lab for testing, ensure no backlogs are created and correct analyses are prioritised.
  • Collaborate with the QC area managers to help improve resources scheduling and work efficiencies both in the short and long-term.
  • Report and visualise for the team the daily laboratory output and the team’s KPIs.

  • Support LIMS implementation efforts in the QC lab.

  • Support and coordinate the implementation of data and sample storage solutions.

  • Drive improvement projects to continuously increase the QC lab’s output efficiency.

Ideally, we are looking for someone with previous planning experience within the technology industry. Experience working in an analytical laboratory is a plus. You like to work and communicate with colleagues from various backgrounds and teams. You have an eye for detail, while at the same time keeping the larger picture in sight. You are organized, pragmatic and manage to keep an overview even when things get hectic. You are a curious, life-long learner, who takes ownership and is eager to collaborate to build better workflows.

Apply with CV and 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


  • Degree in a technical or production planning-related field.
  • Experience in QC lab or production planning, is preferred.
  • Experience working with ERP-systems, Jira and laboratory information management systems (LIMS), is a plus.

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills with the ability to prepare and deliver concise understandable information to co-workers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially in Excel, MS Project, Power BI and other planning tools.
  • Self-motivated and finding it easy to establish new relationships in a very agile and fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to communicate well with both technical teams as well as operations, and in a diverse multi-cultural environment.

  • Analytic thinking & understanding of technical correlations.

  • Strong sense of responsibility, problem solving ability and ownership.

  • Have plenty of grit, a can-do attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great eye for quality, a sense of humour and a curious mind.

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.


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