Automation Engineer
Skellefteå, Sweden
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Automation Engineer
Work model On location
Are you the one?

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

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

Your will be part of the engineering team improving and maintaining the factory automation system.

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 cleanness, 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.

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 include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, maintain and implement the automation system in the factory.
  • Commissioning of new equipment
  • Fault finding as part of the maintenance procedure
  • Work together with the Industrial Automation System Design team to test and verify upgrades and test applications.
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers
  • Be part of the team that will give our operations team the tools to run the most advanced and efficient production factory in the world.
  • Author and review Engineering Design Documentation (Requirement specifications, Functional design, Logic diagrams, Test Cases, Test Records)
  • Implement, test and commission systems in the aforementioned technologies
  • Participate in R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments
  • Participate in education and knowledge transfer workshops
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests. Provide input for quoting and planning works
  • Code review and test of other’s work as well as improving and defining code review practices
  • Participate in and contribute towards design forums and improvement meetings for technical improvement and optimization of software processes

Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Junior/Mid-Level/Senior opportunities available.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

Application and CV must be submitted in English.

Why you should work with us!

The world is turning its back on fossil fuels. With the change comes new opportunities and new demands for industry. Together, let’s build a cleaner world.

Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, Northvolt has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery with a minimal CO2 footprint and has grown to over 3,000 people from over 100 different nationalities. 

Northvolt has to date secured more than $55 billion worth of contracts from key customers, including BMW, Fluence, Scania, Volkswagen, Volvo Cars and Polestar, to support its plans, which include establishing recycling capabilities to enable 50 percent of all its raw material requirements to be sourced from recycled batteries by 2030.

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About the employer
Founded in 2016 to enable the European transition to a decarbonized future, the company has made swift progress on its mission to deliver the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery. Northvolt is now a European leader within battery production, engaged in partnerships with some of Europe’s premium automotive manufacturers and industry players. At Northvolt we challenge ourselves and others everyday to move rapidly towards a more sustainable future. We use passion, boldness, and excellence to invent, build and recycle the greenest batteries in the world. Together we learn, fail and grow in a caring team, knowing our multiple perspectives and skills are crucial to our success. Welcome to Northvolt!
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