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Quality Control Associate / Technician

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

Quality Control Associate / Technician

The Quality Control team at Northvolt Labs, Västerås (Sweden) is looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and hardworking Quality Control associate/ technician with chemical or mechanical background to join their team.

You will be working on various quality control analysis and tests of battery materials, both covering process quality controls and incoming quality control inspections.

You will be trained to independently analyse and report analyses results using advanced instruments and equipment in the QC laboratory, learn about the manufacturing process of battery materials and cells and gain knowledge and experience as well as be involved in the method development and validation of QC analyses and troubleshooting/maintenance of advance instruments.

We believe you have studied chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials engineering, materials science, chemistry or similar including laboratory work. As a person you are interested in a hands-on career in a quality control laboratory as well as are curious about the world of quality.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead day-to-day quality control activities in production ensuring that production/product quality specifications are met.
  • Understand and be part of method development and validation. Don’t worry – we will train you!

  • Operate various analytical equipment such as Karl Fischer titrators, rheometer/viscometers, BET, GC-MS, SEM, particle size analyser, CT scanner, dimension measurement systems, optical microscopes, tensile testers, mechanical sample preparation tools (cutting, polishing, hot/cold mounting).

  • Improve control checks according to control plan.

  • Interpret data and report data/results vs specification

  • Report problems and non-conformities (NCRs) that are detected and recommend the improvements.

  • Operate various analytical equipment to the likes of: CT scanner, SEM/EDX, CMM, Tensile tester, and perform Mechanical sample preparation

  • Interpret data and report data/results vs. specification.

  • Report problems and non-conformities (NCRs) that are detected and recommend improvements.

  • Adhere to instrument maintenance routines and applying 5S to the work environment.

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


Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Bachelor´s degree (or technical school degree) in Chemistry, Materials Science or any other related field.

  • Must-have laboratory experience.

  • Previous work experience in quality control, quality assurance or an analytical laboratory is a plus.

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

  • Ability to multitask and possess the foresight to determine future needs.

  • Highly organised and results driven

  • An eye for details

  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations

  • Able to learn and acquire new information very quickly

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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