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

Northvolt’s mission is to build the world’s greenest battery with a minimal carbon footprint and the highest ambitions for recycling, to enable the European transition to renewable energy.

Do you have what it takes to enable the future of energy?

Northvolt Materials business unit is right now looking for a lead engineer that will secure out process automation strategy and implementation. You will learn and understand what our internal and external needs are to make sure we have the best automation solution for our operations. You will be given the opportunity to lay out the strategy with a tight connection to our operators and internal requirements. We also see that you are a vital part in the process automation design and taking the role as our stakeholder in the development of our solution.

Process automation is a vital part of making the world’s greenest battery and it is important that you take an active role in fitting this part into the big picture for battery recycling as well as active materials development. For example, we are building one of the first European large-scale lithium-ion battery recycling plant together with Northolt’s active material production plant.

The daily work within this role includes setting the roadmap for our upcoming plants with regards to process automation in balance with implementing the process automation systems for our existing plants. The work also entitles interaction with our suppliers for automation as well as tight collaboration with our process engineering team.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading process automation strategy and implementation
  • Capturing the needs from the process engineering team as well as our operations
  • Supplier and stakeholder management
  • Being the focal point in the development process automation.
  • Lead R&D activities for piloting of new technologies and their suitability to production environments
  • Cost estimations for projects and change requests. Provide input for quoting and planning works

In general you have a long experience in the field and have been part in driving large, innovative and challenging process automation projects with high demands on industrialisation and scaling.

Your personal characteristics can be flexibility, quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a great team spirit. You are also passionate & purpose driven – you want to join us on the journey of enabling the future of energy!

At Northvolt we all work tightly together with a low level of hierarchy, and we encourage different backgrounds and levels of experience. What we all have in common is that we are bold, passionate and in whatever area we are working in we do it with excellence. Do you have what it takes to be a part of our team?

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.

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.

Application due date ASAP
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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