Process Engineer - Battery Cell Manufacturing & Equipment Engineering



Gothenburg, Sweden
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Job Description

Process Engineer - Battery Cell Manufacturing
Are you a driven engineer with a great interest in battery technology? Step into the world of Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering and be part of a team that's shaping the future of technology and innovation!

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. We are now looking for Process Engineers to join our Engineering team.

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery.

Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar cars.

Our Engineering team is coalition of specialists, engineers and technical project managers across a broad range of technical disciplines. Together they work toward the shared goal of scaling and industrializing the production of our lithium-ion battery technology that will help Volvo transform into a pure electric car manufacturer.

Our Engineering team collaborative, nimble, and always open to learn and grow. Their skills and experiences come from a variety of industries all over the world and span chemical, electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineering.

The team is currently focused on designing, planning and equipping a world class Gigafactory in time for start of production in 2026. This is an immense undertaking requiring the joint efforts and contributions of engineers working cross-functionally, with the ultimate goal of producing the world’s most sustainable lithium-ion batteries.

What you will do
You will be responsible for working with suppliers and a cross functional NOVO team for a specific area of battery cell manufacturing equipment after purchase order, through acceptance testing at the supplier site all the way to commissioning in our NOVO site in Gothenburg before handover a functioning system to production.

You will belong to an international and motivated team, that have fun together while inventing for the future! You will collaborate with the suppliers and be part of a cross-functional NOVO team to deliver the detailed design of cutting-edge equipment and bring it on speed. You will also train and guide new engineers and support functions how to work with the equipment. This position will allow you to gain a deep understanding of a cutting-edge battery cell manufacturing equipment design and help to make it ready for the next challenge!

Tasks included, but not limited to:

  • Lead design reviews and FMEAs with suppliers and approve machine design concepts, technical drawings and documentation
  • Provide feedback and guidance to suppliers to ensure equipment quality, technical specifications and CE safety standards are met
  • Develop and issue DOEs and schedule process and equipment trials at supplier sites as well at NOVO site
  • Lead the definition and release of standards for manufacturing processes based on the trials and lessons learned performed on the way
  • Own and lead commissioning activities on site and support handover to production
  • Actively participating and sharing all relevant information within a cross functional team on a regular basis

Your background
We see that you are a curious and persistent team player with a track record of leading process improvement projects in a production environment. You approach problem-solving with a “can-do” attitude, discipline and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • BSc or MSc degree in mechanical, electrical or chemical engineering
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience within equipment and process design
  • Experience from building and scaling production in a fast-growing environment ideally in the Battery, Automotive, Food, Pharma, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Semiconductor, Electrochemical or similar industry
  • Experience and interest in equipment design, process development and commissioning
  • Deep understanding of the process steps involved in cell manufacturing is not mandatory but a plus
  • Very good English, additional languages are a plus