Manager Testing



Skellefteå, Sweden
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a dedicated Manager Testing to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent/bold/passionate team based in Skellefteå. By joining us, you will be a key player in contributing to build one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

The key responsibilities of the Manager Testing is to plan, manage and coordinate the daily activities of a sub-team within the Laboratories Quality team at Northvolt ETT. This includes ensuring the execution of the control plan, both the logistics and successful testing of cells, as well as collaborating with stakeholders from production/quality/logistics/R&D/cell design to support them as best as possible in terms of their daily testing needs and requirements. Additionally, one of the key responsibilities is to maximise the use of available resources (personnel, equipment, material), build a strong and talented team that can meet the high demands of our internal customers in terms of quality, efficiency, and turn-around time of results. The Manager Testing will have specific responsibility for the Performance & Life and Safety & Environment test facility.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

The Manager Testing has several key types of responsibilities, each with a distinct set of duties and expectations. In addition, this role requires a high degree of flexibility and ability to cope with ambiguity and rapid change in production operations and quality control needs.

The main types of responsibilities and expectations thereof are:

• Direct Management of Employees. This role usually has several direct reports and as such the Area Manager is expected to handle the day-to-day management of these employees, including:
o Assistance with hiring and onboarding.
o Attendance.
o Vacation, holiday, and other time-off management and approvals.
o Corrective actions for behaviour if required.
o Ensuring all basic company compliance type training (e.g., safety,
company policy) is attended and adhered to.

• Operations Management of specific Test activities (both employees and throughput). This responsibility is concerned with the actual productivity of the sub-team.
o Management of the execution of all quality control analyses of the subteam as per the control plan. o Plan and communicate to the team their daily/weekly priorities (immediate to 168-hour timeframe), ensure expectations and responsibilities are clear.
o Responsible for short-term planning and scheduling of people and resources to achieve optimal throughput, as well as any necessary planning involved with control plan and project changes.
o Coordinate logistics of incoming/outgoing samples to/from Test lab; immediate collection and reporting of results back to production.
o Support the team with running analytical testing on a range of instruments.
o Ensure non-conformities about material deviations are reported and follow up on improvement.

• Operational Training, Quality, and Safety Compliance of Direct Personnel and Daily Processes. The Area Managers are responsible for ensuring that basic expectations and requirements are met, which includes:
o Strict adherence to all safety requirements and safe operation/handling of equipment and materials by all team members. ensure the team works in the safest manner possible.
o Drive continuous improvement of ways of workings and analyses to increase the team’s efficiency and optimize analyses turn-around times.
o Ensure continuous cross-training within the team; set up training sessions, develop & grow expertise within the team for them to be able to safely and competently perform their tasks.
o Ensure SOPs and WIs are being followed and continuously updated. This includes strict adherence to Northvolt’s 5S standards.

• Expect, Plan For, and Manage a Certain Degree of Ambiguity and Constant Change. This job, due to the company still being a start-up environment, requires flexibility and the ability to work well and coordinate with others. It requires the ability to build relationships and trust across boundaries of responsibility, continuously collaborate with all internal customers to ensure to support them as best as needed, so that ultimately the company can operate as a team with a common goal, while still holding each other accountable for their respective expectations Accountability/Authorization • Budget responsibility: Yes
• Direct reports: Yes
• Authorized to decide on investments according to role and policy.

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios 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 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.