Electrode Engineer

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Job Description

Northvolt has exciting job offers for R&D Electrode Engineers to initially join our bold project team in Västerås.

*This position is divided into Process Design/Development and Electrode Development.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society.

About the team
Electrode team in Västerås Labs is expanding rapidly in Process Design & Development, Design of Mechanical Concept, Electrode Development for sample shipments from Västerås Labs.


Electrode Development:

The cell project of the electrode design will primarily support the Process and Manufacture teams to create a project cell electrode. You will be working intimately with the material team and group, cell designers, and project leaders.

Our aim is to Electrode design and development for customer project cell.

In general, you have a long experience in the field and have been driving large, innovative, and challenging electrode development projects with high demands on Lithium-ion batteries.

Specifically, you have a deep understanding of working with electrode design as well as new electrode development.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing lithium-ion battery for Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, and other applications
  • Developing and Improvement basic composition design of Electrode for lithium-ion battery
  • Evaluating the basic physical property and the fundamental performance of Electrode
  • Electrode design included support and managing the R&D Labs scale.

Process Design/Development:

Improvement and expansion for the process are highly demanded. Electrode team are establishing new electrode process and introducing new material. The process engineer will perform experiment in small scale to mid-scale to specify requirement for electrode equipment improvement. The individual is expected to:

  • Work in Västerås Labs with operators onsite to understand current problems and define improvement items. 25% of work time onsite.
  • Utilize existing equipment hardware and software as much as possible to reduce downtime and duration of installation.
  • Create experiment plans, share the plans to stakeholders, conduct experiment and share result to related divisions.
  • Align with automation (software) engineers, vendors, and stakeholders of existing infrastructures to create specification for large scale improvement.
  • Support commissioning of new coating functions onsite at Västerås Labs, Skellefteå factory and other future giga factories.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establish new processes such as slurry, coating, slitting, calendaring mainly at Västerås Labs
  • Expand new process which is established in Västerås Labs to mass production lines, such as Skellefteå Ett factory.
  • Define specification for electrode equipments to implement new process.
  • Define specification for new process and equipment for factory expansion.
  • Support electrode production at Västerås Labs when testing new material
  • Localizing technologies to Europe (provide guidance for EU equipment manufacturers to produce key components in EU)

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