Automation Engineering Manager



Software Engineering
västerås, sweden
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Job Description

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for an engineer specialized in the field of Automation.

You will be contributing in your area to building the first European battery factories which will play an essential role in the design and development of the large-scale battery factories, which will help the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will be part of the central automation engineering team that is responsible for designing and engineering the factory automation systems for the different Northvolt Gigafactories.

You will be working intimately with the design team to design and implement a highly automated production process. You will also be working intimately with the Software Engineering Team, responsible for the higher-level system such as MES, ERP and PLM. The production environment has very high demands on cleanliness, up-time to reach the set quality level, production efficiency and traceability. It will require a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions. We will work with the best solution providers globally.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative, and challenging automation projects with very high demand on accuracy and scale. We see that you have a proven track-record of successful implementation of advanced automation systems in relevant industries.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding and hands-on experience of integrating very diverse, complex, equipment into higher automation layers developing some of the most advanced control systems in the world. You work symbiotically with the Plant Design and Manufacturing Engineering teams, translating their inputs into crisp specifications and orchestrating the execution in an ecosystem of external suppliers and own developers.** **

Key responsibilities

Overall areas of responsibility and activities.

  • Develop the automation systems that are to be implemented in the production and logistics equipment in the factory as well as the relevant specifications and documentation.
  • Author and review Engineering Design Documentation (Specifications, Functional design, Logic diagrams, Test Cases, Test Records).
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers. Drive workshops and onboarding these suppliers to the Northvolt automation standards and collaborate with selected suppliers to implement state of the art automation systems.
  • Support and collaborate with equipment purchasing specialists and the project team to select the most proficient equipment suppliers from an automation perspective.
  • Responsible for the FATs of the equipment and supporting the commissioning of the equipment.
  • Organize and take part in internal training and workshops.
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests. Provide input for quoting and planning works.
  • Code review and test of suppliers work within the projects to validate specified functionality and to ensure the quality and reliability of the data transferred from the equipment to the upper-level systems.
  • Contribute with the development of tools to aid the production, operations, and maintenance teams to run the most advanced and efficient production factory in the world.
  • Participate in R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments.
  • Define and improve the factory blueprint, general specifications and ways of working in collaboration with the extended automation and digitalization teams.
  • Contribute to technical improvements, development and optimization of software processes internally in the automation team.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.
Planned starting date asap.

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