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Sr. Quality Control Engineer

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

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced quality control engineer to join our bold project team to play a key role in evaluating the incoming details, intermediate and final products for Northvolt production and development of Li-ion cells. We are looking for our plant in Skellefteå.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in establishing the Quality Control laboratory 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. We are continuously building a team of experienced engineers and great leaders with industry background.

In your role you will be developing, defining and implementing the inspection methods for evaluating the incoming details, intermediate and final products for Production. Furthermore, you will be responsible for developing quality standards, procedures and documentation associated with the manufacturing inspection techniques. You will also be responsible for reviewing quality data, MSA studies and work with the R&D team to evaluate and compare product quality including participating into RCAs.

The Sr. Quality Control Engineer-OpEx Team should be an expert and/or having experience in interpretation of drawings, measuring methods, vision systems, potentially advanced NDT methods and instruments. You will play an important role to support Research & Development and Production teams in measuring, improving product quality, collaborating with Quality and Production teams.

In general, you have strong statistical background and a long experience in quality control with different measuring & inspection techniques and work independently with a good sense of responsibility and commitment and are used to structure your work in an efficient way. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with Supply Chain/Procurement, R&D, Quality and Production. You will be based at the facility in Skellefteå.

You should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches. Strong technical abilities are needed in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: **

  • Start-up of first measuring methods and instruments

  • Searching, validating and implementing new inspection methods and technologies together with potential suppliers

  • Develop and document methods and procedures for dimension measurements
    of incoming details and product intermediates together with R&D

  • Run testing on a range of instruments and report data/results
  • Experience in drawing, CMM, Computed Tomography, X-ray and imaging systems.
  • Strong Statistical Background

  • Experience in MSA and Validation Studies

  • Execute the Quality Control and testing plan of incoming details, product intermediates and finalized products.

  • Maintain the instruments to a high standard
  • Work across many parts of the organization, collaborating with R&D technical team, Process engineering, Supply Chain, IT & automation.

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn. A background within battery, materials testing, materials science and materials engineering is very good to have. Especially the ability to manage method development and experience with validation.

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is as soon as possible.

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


  • MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering, Physics or Materials Engineering

  • Minimum 5+ years of relevant work experience in Production or R&D Environment

  • Experience from automotive business or as a supplier to automotive business is an advantage together with experience of SC CC for components and what it means for quality controls and PPAP.

  • Experience in vision systems, NDT methods (Preferably at X-ray, Computed Tomography), CMM and Precision Measurement Devices
  • Specific knowledge of quality management systems, e.g. ISO 9001, IATF16949, TQM
  • Experience in developing analytical methods, standards, procedures and documentation in an efficient way.

  • Project management skills and a successful track record of leading quality projects in a laboratory environment

  • Knowledgeable in Lean and Six Sigma

  • Knowledgeable in MSA Studies
  • Strong Statistical Analysis Background
  • Familiar with SPC, FMEA, Quality troubleshooting tools and problem-solving methodologies (e.g. 8D).

  • Curious, technically educated and preferably with a strong manufacturing quality background

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Highly organized and results driven

  • An eye for detail

  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Able to learn and acquire new information very quickly
  • Exceptionally good problem-solving skills

  • Has a "can do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment
  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humor

  • Passionate & purpose driven

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.

Chiara Saconney | Contact Person

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