Process Engineer - Chemical Process hos Northvolt

Job Description

Northvolt has exciting job offers for Process Engineers both in our validation and development plant in Västerås and in the large scale production plant in Skellefteå.
In Västerås, we are currently developing and industrialising Northvolt’s next generation li-ion battery cathode material. In joining us you will play an important role in validating, scaling-up and designing the process required to produce this new material.
In Skellefteå on the other hand, you will be a key member in the team that of the executes and drives the start-up of the first full scale Northvolt production plant. You will also be part of the process engineering design team for the expansion of one of the first large-scale European battery factories.
We are continuously building a team combined of experienced specialists, skilled process engineers and purposeful young engineering interns. We are looking for:
  • Utility process engineers: focus on utility and water balances, energy optimisation, waste-water treatment and recovery of used chemicals.
  • Precursor and dissolution process engineers: focus on dissolving, crystallizing and filtration processes.
  • Calcination process engineers: focus on solid handling, high temperature calcination and contamination prevention.
  • Commissioning engineers: focus on project execution phase including mechanical completion, dynamic commissioning and system start-up.
  • Technical and process safety engineers: focus on industrial technical safety, ATEX, management of fire zones, chemical safety and dust exposure prevention

The Process Engineer works within one or more defined process areas with responsibilities including industrial process design, mass and energy balances, product quality analysis, equipment development and execution of projects with associated interface management. You will play an important role to interface with equipment suppliers, engineering contractors, chemical experts, environmental engineers, production teams and Northvolt factory design teams to efficiently integrate the latest chemistry and technology into factory design and latest projects.
Preferably, you have experience in the field, or closely related chemical industry, and have been driving innovative, and challenging improvement projects within areas such as process design, equipment development or energy optimisation.
For intern position, we look for driven, analytical and curious students, eager to develop hands on skills.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and issue process designs

  • Lead improvement projects

  • Execution and start-up of process systems

  • Sustain and improve process yield

  • Provide technical support as necessary

  • Establish process metrics and goals

  • Manage and train process engineering team

  • Finalize the process windows and DFMEA with R&D and QA team

  • Qualify the alternative chemistries and raw materials with R&D team and Supply Chain

The persons we are looking for are team players, 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 natural talent to make things happen.
Apply with CV and cover letter or your complete LinkedIn profile.
Full-time employment, fixed salary.
The planned starting date for the Process Engineers is as soon as possible in Västerås or Skellefteå.

Skills & Requirements

Education/Experience

  • BSc or MSc degree in Chemistry/Manufacturing Engineering

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience within process/chemical industry

  • Experience in Cathode material process engineering is advantageous

  • Successful track record of leading process improvement projects in a production factory

  • Exprience from scaling up production in a fast-growing environment, ideally in the Battery industry or relevant chemical industry.

  • Curious, technically educated, and preferably with a strong business background

  • Experience and interest in the manufacturing industry is a plus

  • Familiar with DOE, SPS and QA troubleshooting tools (optional)

Specific Skills/Abilities


  • Excellent English written and oral skills, Swedish is a plus

  • Highly organized and result-driven

  • An eye for detail

  • Proactive and goes beyond expectations

  • Exceptionally good negotiation and problem-solving skills

  • Has a "can-do" attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines, excellent time management

  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently

  • Ability to work in a high profile and often high pressured international environment

  • Qualities that we cherish are flexibility, sense of quality, friendliness, motivation to take on new challenges, grit and a sense of humour

  • Passionate & purpose-driven

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