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Chemical Engineer - Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering

Join Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering in Sverige. Contribute to shaping the future of technology and innovation with NOVO Energy Production AB.

NOVO Energy
NOVO Energy
Gothenburg, Sweden  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   11-50   54 days ago

Are you a driven engineer with a great interest in battery technology? Step into the world of Battery Cell Process & Equipment Engineering and be part of a team that's shaping the future of technology and innovation!

We are building a state-of-the-art Gigafactory that will be one of the largest cell production facilities in Europe. We are now looking for a Chemical Engineer to join our Engineering team.

Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world. Northvolt is a leading supplier of sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems, dedicated to delivering the world’s greenest lithium-ion battery.

Together, we have formed a joint venture, NOVO Energy, to power the next generation of pure electric Volvo cars.

Our Engineering team is coalition of specialists, engineers and technical project managers across a broad range of technical disciplines. Together they work toward the shared goal of scaling and industrializing the production of our lithium-ion battery technology that will help Volvo Cars transform into a pure electric car manufacturer. The team is currently focused on designing, planning and equipping a world class Gigafactory in time for start of production in 2026.

Embarking on this journey with our team is your gateway to an ever-expanding industry, where you'll play a pivotal role in a dynamic and evolving landscape. Surrounded by a wealth of experienced senior engineers, you'll benefit from mentorship and knowledge-sharing with battery experts from across the globe. Your path here is marked by continuous learning, personal development, and exciting career prospects within a thriving sector!

What you will do

In this role you will be part of our Engineering team, working as a Chemical Engineer specializing in the Electrode & Process Utilities area. You will collaborate with suppliers and be part of a cross-functional NOVO team to deliver the detailed design of cutting-edge equipment and bring it up to speed. This position will allow you to gain a deep understanding of a cutting-edge battery cell manufacturing equipment design and experience the hands-on elements of commissioning and ramp-up.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct thorough design reviews of P&IDs, Process Flow Diagrams, HAZOPs and FMEAs to ensure the safety and efficiency of the manufacturing processes.
  • Develop basis for selecting appropriate equipment and technologies required for the process, collaborating with vendors, verifying equipment sizing and selection.
  • Collaborate with the cell design team to integrate and industrialize electrode and utilities processes effectively into the battery cell manufacturing system.
  • Ensure the equipment design and selection is following relevant safety regulations, environmental standards, and industry best practices.
  • Ensure the efficient and sustainable use of energy resources within the manufacturing environment

As we get closer to the commissioning and ramp-up of the factory you will also work with:

  • Ensuring that operational activities comply with relevant safety regulations, industry standards, and organizational policies.
  • Machine Performance Analysis: Monitor and analyse the performance of machinery and equipment during the commissioning and ramp-up phases.
  • Operation of Machinery: Oversee the operation of machinery and manufacturing processes during the commissioning and ramp-up phases, making necessary adjustments to ensure optimal performance.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize data analysis techniques to identify areas for improvement and implement process enhancements during the commissioning and ramp-up phases.
  • Working closely with cross-functional teams, including production, maintenance, or quality assurance, to address concerns, and coordinate troubleshooting activities.
  • Maintain accurate records of operational activities and prepare regular reports or presentations to communicate operational status, performance trends, and improvement initiatives to management.

Skills & Requirements

We believe that you are a curious and persistent team player with an interest to develop your skills in Battery Cell Manufacturing. You approach problem-solving with a “can-do” attitude, you are disciplined and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We believe that you have:

  • BCs or MSc in Chemical-, Mechanical- or equivalent Engineering degree
  • At least 3 years relevant work experience in equipment design, process development and commissioning
  • Very good English, additional languages are a plus

Merit if you have:

  • Experience in any of the following tools: Aspen HYSYS, AutoCad, Matlab
  • Manufacturing operational experience
  • Proficiency in Swedish language, both writing and verbally

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About the role

May 20, 2024

Full Time

Company

Nov 18, 2024

On-site

NOVO Energy

Gothenburg, Sweden

Entry Level

UTC+01:00

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