Cell Quality Engineer - Sodium-ion Batteries
We are looking for an exceptionally innovative and driven individual to join in our mission to build a greener future. This role is part of Northvolt’s Sodium-ion team based in Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in developing the next generation of battery technology, an even more sustainable and competitive product and contribute to the global transition towards a clean and carbon-neutral energy future.
About the job
You will be the Cell Quality Engineer for our next-gen sodium-ion battery technology, responsible for ensuring that the different disciplines of R&D such as Cell Design, Process Engineering, Equipment Design and Material are contributing to a successful product. You will lead technical development projects and design experiments for holistic root cause analyses and continuous improvement of the product design. You will work with lab-scale equipment as well as pilot lines and create quality frameworks to make sure our next-gen cells are reproducible and meet all requirements. You will also develop a control plan and the qualitative requirements for the giga-scale production facility. This role is located in a cross-functional, fast-paced and project-based environment and you will be part of the Cell Design team while collaborate closely with the Material and Process team.
Northvolt's sodium-ion battery project aims to reinvent how a battery is designed and performs and thus requires an entrepreneurial spirit and innovative mindset to approach new problems which do not have a solution yet. You are expected to be very creative in finding solutions to push both yourself and your colleagues from various teams to ensure progress is made in the project. You need to be up to speed on constantly changing circumstances and evaluate proposed solutions from different stakeholders perspectives, making non-biased decisions that are the most beneficial overall.
About the team
You will join a fairly new effort and thus a small but dedicated team which will grow with the progress of this project. This role gives you the opportunity to be part of an exciting new project from the beginning and allows you to grow and take on additional responsibility fast. The team includes cell design engineers, material engineers, supply chain experts and technical project managers, however, this project requires cross-functional contribution across the entire organization which will be one of the main responsibilities of this role. In this position, you will join a passionate team that is driven by creating an even more sustainable product which will make a significant impact for Northvolt and the transition towards a greener future.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to
- Develop and execute experiments on lab and pilot line scale to develop a framework for large-scale production
- Create root cause analyses of production issues that affect cell performance using problem solving approaches such as A3, 8D or DSD
- Determine incoming quality checks and tolerances for materials in collaboration with the materials team
- Create control plans and inline QC requirements in collaboration with the process team
- Present product design changes that match or improve manufacturing and equipment capabilities
The person we are looking for is intrinsically motivated by our mission, ambitious, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact for the future of energy and see the results of your work. Our organization values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.
Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.
Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date is asap.