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

Northvolt has an exciting job possibility for an Engineer in the field of Material Flow Automation (e.g. AGVs, Transfer Stations, Automatic Buffers, Robots, etc). You will be contributing in your area from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories in Skellefteå, Sweden, which will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

You will be a vital member of the Material Flow & Automation team and key to Northvolt's mission to enable the future of energy. You will be working intimately with the Material Flow team to design and implement a highly automated production process both in terms of efficiency and quality.

The production environment has very high demands on cleanness and up-time to reach the set quality level and production efficiency requiring a combination of proven technologies and design of new innovative solutions. We will work with the best solution providers globally.

You have a previous professional work experience as Industrial/process/production engineer or other relevant positions with experience and knowledge in technical project planning, design, commissioning, and production. In general you have been driving cross-functional and challenging industrial automation projects with very high demand on scale and timing. Specifically, you have a deep understanding and hands-on experience in all, or parts of the stages of delivering technical projects.

You work symbiotically with the plant design and manufacturing engineering teams, translating their inputs into specifications and orchestrating the execution in an ecosystem of external global suppliers and in-house engineers.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with suppliers in the design and implementation of material flow automation systems for advanced factories.
  • Coordinate and execute the commissioning work of the equipment together with the suppliers and with other Northvolt departments (e.g. Construction, Strategy, Purchasing, Digitalisation, Manufacturing).
  • Create process flowcharts, identify interfaces with process equipment and develop risk-mitigating solutions.
  • Create the basic operational standards required to hand-over the engineering project to the manufacturing team.
  • Identify and interact with key automation solution suppliers in a international setting.
  • Ensure suppliers understand and adhere to Northvolt’s technical standards.

The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious 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 requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen.

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

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 2024-12-27
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!