Process Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
västerås, sweden
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2023

Job Description

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Process Quality Engineer to join our bold project teams in Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in enabling supply of the first large scale European battery factory. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Quality Engineers and great leaders with industry background.

You will be in charge of developing, defining and implementing the quality standards, procedures, Quality Control plans and quality management principles for the Cathode material manufacturing operations, initially reporting to the Head of Quality. You will also be responsible for reviewing quality of our new product in development and will work closely with R&D, Production and Process Engineering to follow-up and improve to ensure a flawless transition into manufacture and supply of our Li-ion cells. You are skilled in running Design of Experiments and DMAIC improvement projects to resolve difficult and complex problems and optimise our processes.

The Process Quality Engineer will be an expert in quality management which includes deep knowledge in quality systems, i.e. ISO9001 and IATF16949, quality process design, continuous improvement, quality control and assurance, process robustness, six sigma and monitoring of quality performance etc. You will play an important role to lead and co-ordinate quality monitoring and reporting, issue and crisis management as well as proactive quality planning and improvement. A background in metallurgy, inorganic chemistry or material science is a strong merit.

In general, you have a long experience in quality management and have been driving large, innovative and challenging improvement projects internally and with external partners in the area of quality, six sigma, qualification & validation, improvements, efficiency and optimisation. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with R&D, Production, Maintenance, Process Engineering, IT and Automation.

The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches, i.e. six sigma and statistical methodologies. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Establishing PFMEA's, process flow charts and MSA
• Defining, establishing and owning the Quality Control plans for each process operation
• Set up quality monitoring procedures, quality KPI's, evaluate performance and make
improvement proposals, i.e. Process capability: SPC and Cpk
• Participate and input to quality gate reviews in the industrialization phase of Product
Development to ensure reliable manufacturing of products
• Be part of equipment commissioning team and deliver acceptance testing and qualification
milestones of new process equipment
• Oversee the Quality Control and testing plan, review results and process performance and
initiate improvement projects
• Lead trouble shooting and root cause analysis activities in relation to con-conformities and
quality issues, e.g 8D and non-conformity reporting
• Drive quality improvement and optimization projects utilizing six sigma methodology
• Expert in complex problem solving and process optimisation, i.e skilled in DMAIC and DoE, multivariate data analysis etc.
• Collaborate closely with Customer quality engineers to deliver required input to customer
projects, e.g. PPAP documentation
• Develop, implement and audit standard procedures and instructions
• Facilitate establishment and continuous updating of DFMEA's and PFMEA's by working in multidisciplinary teams with process engineering, R&D etc
• Train production staff and support development of production documentation, e.g. SOP’s

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn and with a natural ability to demonstrate Quality Leadership. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Process Quality Engineer is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt and key to our mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter in English or your complete LinkedIn profile. Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date for the Quality Engineer is asap.