Process Quality Engineer (Chemical Engineering)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Process Quality Engineer (Chemical Engineering)
Work model On location
Are you the one?

Northvolt has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Process Quality Engineer Chemicals to join our Quality team in Skellefteå or Västerås.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in enabling supply of the first large scale European battery factory. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are continuously building a team of experienced Quality Engineers and great leaders with industry background.

You will be in charge of ensuring quality of product in accordance with customer requirements, overseeing the Quality Control and testing plan, reviewing results and process performance for the Cathode material manufacturing operations. You will also be responsible for monitoring and analysis of complex data with the help of statistical process control tools as well as driving or contributing to improvement, optimization and problem solving activities.

The Process Quality Engineer will be an expert in quality management which includes deep knowledge in quality systems, i.e. ISO9001 and IATF16949, quality process design, continuous improvement, quality control and assurance, process robustness, six sigma and monitoring of quality performance etc.. You will play an important role to lead and co-ordinate quality monitoring and reporting, issue and crisis management as well as proactive quality planning and improvement. A background in crystallization or calcination processes is a strong merit.

In general, you have a long experience in quality management and have been driving large, innovative and challenging improvement projects internally and with external partners in the area of quality, six sigma, qualification & validation, improvements, efficiency and optimisation. Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working and cooperating cross-functionally in a multicultural environment with R&D, Production, Maintenance, Process Engineering, IT and Automation.

The candidate should be analytical and logical with an ability to identify opportunities and improvements to drive increased quality through data driven approaches, i.e. six sigma and statistical methodologies. The candidate should have strong technical abilities in order to succeed in this role.

R&D ****

The job in Västerås is in our pilot scale production where we are developing our new recipes and performing scale-up of them. You will work on a smaller scale compared to Skellefteå and continuously work with new products. By this you will set the basis for the work in our large scale production in Skellefteå.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure quality of product in accordance with customer requirements, oversee the Quality Control and testing plan, review results and process performance
  • Monitoring and analysis of complex data with the help of statistical process control tools.
  • Monitoring and analysis of internal and external quality problems, problem solving moderation of 8D reports
  • Creation and maintenance of Control plan with participation in FMEA analysis. Facilitate continuous updating of PFMEAs by working in multidisciplinary teams with process engineering, R&D etc.
  • Perform machine and process capability studies and lead the team members on SPC and quality process release activities.
  • Development and implementation of quality procedures and instructions
  • Taking a part in internal audit and release process audit, performing manufacturing process audits
  • Embrace risk based thinking within the team. Report and mitigate safety relevant issues within the team in the appropriate system.
  • Train production and process quality employees and support development of production documentation, e.g. SOPs
  • Be part of equipment commissioning team and deliver acceptance testing and qualification milestones of new process equipment and installation of additional production lines

The person we are looking for is a team player, curious and eager to learn and with a natural ability to demonstrate Quality Leadership. Our organisation requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Process Quality Engineer is vital to Northvolt customer satisfaction, the success of Northvolt and key to our mission to enable the future of energy.

Apply with CV and cover letter in english or your complete LinkedIn profile. Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date for the Quality Engineer is ASAP.

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!