(Senior) Process Engineer - Formation & Ageing, Sodium-ion Batteries



västerås, sweden
Posted on Monday, April 8, 2024

Job Description

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 and Stockholm. 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 part of the Process Engineering team for sodium-ion batteries, responsible for developing and scaling manufacturing processes of our newest generation of batteries, bringing it from the laboratory to mass production. This role will require deep knowledge in manufacturing technologies, process development and factory design. At the same time, you need to optimize the new manufacturing setup for optimal cost, minimized time to market and using available technologies and knowledge. You will be responsible for deciding how, where, when, with whom and for how much we will industrialize our newest generation of batteries.
On a day-to-day basis you will be very close with the engineering team and relevant partners and suppliers to develop the best path towards market introduction and identify and resolve blockers and risks. This means driving and owning your work in a cross-functional, fast-paced and project-based environment. As this job requires working very tightly with different cross-functional team as well as reporting to the Northvolt management, you need to be a great communicator.
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 Process team includes expertise for electrode, cell assembly and formation and works closely with cell design engineers, material engineers, supply chain experts and technical project managers. In addition, 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 formation and ageing processes and ensure scalability of sodium-ion products by conducting process DOEs in our R&D facilities
  • Developing the formation production process for the first sodium-ion gigafactory
  • Initiate and drive advanced technlogy projects to reinvent how sodium-ion batteries are being manufactured for future generation factories
  • Develop and manage process specifications, technical documentation and facility requirements
  • Lead the process engineering work within your scope and coordinate gate reviews
  • Prepare and validate manufacturing processes for giga-scale production
  • Implement and support standardized process for industrialization.
  • Manage process development projects, set process metrics and goals
  • Support troubleshooting issues and identifying root causes and implement solutions to improve process reliability and quality

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.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.