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

We are looking for an experienced Senior Automation/Control Systems Specialist to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our bold Manufacturing team based in Skelleftea. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing and contributing to building one of the first large-scale European battery factories.

About the job

As an automation specialist, your role will include the commissioning of novel equipment and processes in recycling plants, optimization of process equipment and design of the control systems, automation, and instrumentation improvements. Ensure that the equipment installation is in accordance with the company-approved design, quality, and schedule, as specified in the design documentation, quality plan, and installation schedule. Facilitate all 3rd party inspections at pre-determined milestones to ensure that the automation installation complies with the installation drawings and manuals and contracted deliverables. Your contributions will ensure that each battery manufacturing facility has a battery recycling plant thus unlocking a sustainable circular economy. Must have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative, and challenging chemical plants with high demands on safety, purity, and yield.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Familiar with all aspects of automation systems common in Chemical plants.
  • Familiar with all standards and reliability best practices.
  • Can review the control system design of the process systems against applicable specifications, standards and norms.
  • Good knowledge of process automation, including control system hardware, functional descriptions, control narratives, network topologies, instrumentation, and PLC/SCADA/DCS Systems.
  • Good understanding of automation interfaces, security and interconnectivity.
  • Designing and improving automation products and systems. Establishing manufacturing processes. Evaluating systems' safety, reliability, and performance.
  • Support Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and pre-commissioning activities of equipment and subsystems.
  • Review engineering and HSE documents to ensure that the commissioning & startup requirements are accounted for in the design.
  • Being the client representative at all site automation inspections.
  • Approve and assist in the execution of equipment commissioning, qualification, and validation documentation, including FAT, SAT, and SOPs
  • Work with the Engineering, project and operations teams for the final handover of the new equipment and provide final sign-off of the tested equipment.

Apply with a CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full-time employment, fixed salary.

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 2024-03-31
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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