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Principle Engineer

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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Principle Engineer to join us in our mission to contribute to a greener future. The role is a part of our excellent team based in Skellefteå and Västerås. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing our cathode active material department and contribute to building one of the first large scale European battery factories.

About the job

The main function of Principal Engineer CAM technology, is to improve all aspects of the operation and engineering to meet the business needs of Materials BU. This role will cover the improvement of operational reliability, operability and maintainability of all means of CAM processes.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Participate actively in design reviews, offering valuable feedback and insights to enhance CAM process.
  • Collaborate closely with project managers to comprehend high-level designs and ensure alignment with project goals.
  • Understand cathode manufacturing trend and translate them into detailed technical development for process design improvements through Manufacturing.
  • Technology discovery and evaluation, partnership building and benchmarking of CAM manufacturing equipment.
  • Provides solution, support and training to Operations staff to ensure quality output.
  • Transfer CAM process equipment trouble shooting skill and support to solve chronic failures.
  • Continuous improvement of state-of-the-art CAM processes to optimize product quality & process reliability, minimize production costs based on experience and knowledge.
  • Develop manufacturing standards, tools, processes, guidelines, etc.
  • Support commissioning processes from a technical expertise perspective.
  • Develop and transfer the technic of maintenance and overhaul for production equipment and connected support systems (i.e. RHK and RK, Saggar handling system).

The person we are looking for is flexible, curios 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 values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. Qualities that we cherish are sense of quality, friendliness, grit and a sense of humor.

Northvolt is an equal opportunity employer. We're a diverse group of individuals, united by a common mission, who recognise that while our actions as individuals have a role to play in driving Northvolt towards its goals, we always seek to move forward as a team. We offer you an open and welcoming atmosphere where we win as a team – and fail as a team. Northvolt is growing at the speed of light and we are a strong believer in internal career development. For us it’s important to look at your skills and potential, please refrain form including your picture and age with your application to help us with this.

Apply with CV in english or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary. Planned starting date asap.

Please note that candidates considered for employment with NV may be subject to a mandatory background check process.

Please note that any applications submitted via email or direct messaging will not be considered.

Skills & Requirements


  • Bachelor or Master of science in chemical, mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Proven portfolio of completed projects.
  • 10+ years’ experience in cathode manufacturing industry

Specific skills

  • Strong communication and appreciates working with several stakeholders in multi-cultural context
  • Good problem-solving and Trouble shooting skills
  • Experience and knowledge of engineering or maintenance for cathode manufacturing process; especially RHK, RK, Mill, Mixer, Conveyor and feeder, Sieve, EMS, etc.
  • Dust and Contamination reduction skill and knowledge.

Personal success factors

  • Visionary, need to be able to paint the picture of the near and far away future
  • Close to employees, follow up, encourage, exceptional in feed forward and feedback
  • Very good in empowering people to make people act
  • Role model attracting and fostering talents
  • Create team spirit and sense of belonging and relatedness in the team
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management

About the company

Northvolt makes green batteries for a blue planet. Affordable, sustainable, and high-quality cells and battery systems. Built to enable the future of energy.

To accomplish this, we do things differently. We design, manufacture, and recycle everything under one roof. We even build our own factories. All this is incredibly challenging and requires us to think in unconventional ways. We’re constantly experimenting, learning and adapting to make the world’s greenest batteries.

Northvolt is growing fast. We’re looking for smart people from all disciplines. Strong individuals that truly want to make a positive impact on the future. Those of us already on board share a passion for our mission. We’re prepared to work hard in pursuit of excellence. We enjoy the ride and our main drive is to make a difference for real. As a team, we’re dedicated to thinking new, working hard and having fun!

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Country : Sweden
City: Skellefteå
Company: Northvolt

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