R&D Process Engineer - Formation & Aging



västerås, sweden
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Job Description

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an Process Engineer - Formation & Aging to join our bold project team at Northvolt's innovation centre in Västerås, Sweden. If you join us, you will play an important role from the very beginning in building the next state-of-the-art battery factories for Northvolt, as part of our inspiring mission to revolutionize energy storage manufacturing for a greener future.

The Process Engineer will develop efficient and reliable formation and aging processes that contribute to the performance and longevity of batteries used in various applications. The role includes in-depth knowledge of battery technology, specifically the formation & aging process focusing on material handling and equipment but also on process and recipe development. You will play an important role in liaising with equipment suppliers and working with Northvolt’s industrialization and factory design teams to develop and efficiently integrate new equipment and recipes into the process.

In general, you will have long experience in the field and continuously seek opportunities for improvement in formation and aging processes through innovation, process optimization, and adoption of new technologies to stay competitive in the battery industry.

This role requires the ability to work with diverse teams and personalities, time management skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, testing and validation experience, and commissioning experience to improve existing processes in terms of yield, cost, quality, or efficiency.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage process development projects, set process metrics and goals
  • Research materials, processes, and technologies
  • Plan and execute DOEs, conduct simulations, visualize and analyse data
  • Conduct performance testing and evaluation of batteries at different stages
  • Support troubleshooting issues and identifying root causes and implement solutions to improve process reliability and quality
  • Train process engineers
  • Define process windows and lead pre-FMEAs with Materials and QA team
  • Support industrialization teams in detailed engineering design from concept to site acceptance testing

The person we are looking for is a team player, 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 tangible results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and natural talent to make things happen.

Apply with CV and your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment – fixed salary.