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Hydrometallurgy expert

Northvolt's recycling business unit Revolt have exciting job offers for hydrometallurgy experts, process engineers and/or researchers to join the team either in Västerås or Skellefteå. We are looking to strengthen this team with at least 2-3 people from junior entry level to more senior expertise/specialist.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery recycling factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a fully circular industrial society.

The roles will be in charge of one or several process steps in the hydrometer process, depending on experience and seniority. As part of the team you will have the opportunity to contribute to building a competent and dependable team from scratch, capable to scale Northvolt’s operations in Sweden and beyond. You will be in charge of setting up and executing the long term goals for the recycling process.

The unit will primarily support the Raw material strategy and Revolt team to create a NMC sulphate product of battery grade from recycled battery products.

You will be working intimately with the overall recycling technology team with development, design and product validation. Our aim is to deliver battery grade raw material for the cathode active material production.

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative and challenging hydrometallurgy projects with high demands on purity and yield. If you are more junior at the time of submitting the application, we expect you to have strong laboratory track record with good references.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Chrystallization
  • Ion exchange
  • Solvent extraction
  • Leaching
  • HSE
  • Filtration
  • QC methods

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. The hydrometallury expert team is a vital function of the Revolt 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


  • A degree in chemistry/chemical engineering/material science PhD/MSc or similar
  • 1-10+ years working experience in hydrometallrgy (depending on position level)
  • Track record of successul R&D achievements
  • Successful track record of scaling chemical processes in a fast growing environment ideally in the metal, recycling or mining industry
  • Curious, technically educated and with a strong business background
  • Must have worked in multi-cultural environment
  • Experience and interest in manufacturing industry is a plus

Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus
  • Highly organized and result-driven
  • An eye for detail
  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations
  • Exceptionally good negotiation and 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 and Revolt, in Västerås, as well as our Gdansk facility for production of battery systems. We're also hiring for our gigafactory Northvolt Ett and Revolt Ett Recycling plant 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.

Emma Nehrenheim | Contact Person

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