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Senior Automation Engineer

Northvolt has an exciting job offer for a Senior Automation Engineer to join our Stockholm team.

In joining us you will play an important part from the very start in developing a new generation of large-scale European battery factories. Northvolt will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon-free society, and this is your opportunity to take part in leading those efforts and help drive us to success.

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Automation Engineer to join our dynamic Automation team, collaborating closely with cross-discipline teams such as Manufacturing Engineering, R&D, Operations, Maintenance to design and implement innovative process equipment solutions for battery cell manufacturing. In this role, you will play a key role in driving automation initiatives, optimizing manufacturing processes, and ensuring the seamless integration of automation systems across our expanding operations in Europe and North America.

Overall areas of responsibility and activities:

  • Work closely with cross-discipline teams, including Manufacturing Engineering, R&D,
  • Operations, and Maintenance, to understand process requirements, identify automation opportunities, and develop solutions that enhance efficiency, quality, and safety in battery cell manufacturing.
  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of automation systems for process equipment, including robotics, conveyors, material handling systems, and control systems, leveraging industry best practices and emerging technologies.
  • Collaborate with equipment vendors, suppliers, and contractors to specify, procure, and commission automation components and systems, ensuring compliance with technical specifications, safety standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Utilize PLC programming, HMI development, SCADA systems, and industrial communication protocols to program and integrate automation systems into manufacturing processes, enabling real-time monitoring, control, and optimization.
  • Conduct risk assessments, safety analyses, and validation testing to ensure the reliability, safety, and performance of automation systems in manufacturing environments, adhering to regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to junior engineers and technicians in automation design, programming, and troubleshooting, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the Automation team.
  • Support new product introductions, capacity expansions, and process improvements by collaborating with cross-discipline teams to implement automation solutions that meet business objectives and drive operational excellence.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in automation engineering, robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence, and apply them to optimize manufacturing processes and equipment.

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field. Advanced degree or relevant certifications are a plus.
  • Proven track record of at least 5 years of experience in automation engineering roles, with a focus on designing, programming, and commissioning automation systems in manufacturing environments.
  • Strong technical expertise in PLC programming (e.g., Siemens, Beckhoff), HMI development, SCADA systems, and industrial communication protocols (e.g., Modbus, Profibus).
  • Experience with robotics programming (e.g., Fanuc, ABB, KUKA) and vision systems (e.g. Cognex, Keyence) for automated material handling, assembly, and quality inspection applications.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for electrical and mechanical design, including creating schematics, layouts, and equipment drawings.
  • Knowledge of safety standards (e.g., ANSI, NFPA), risk assessment methodologies (e.g. FMEA, HAZOP), and regulatory requirements (e.g., OSHA, NEC) for automation systems in manufacturing.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex issues, identify root causes, and implement effective solutions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and project management skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-discipline teams and external partners.
  • Passion for clean energy technologies, sustainability, and innovation in manufacturing.

Apply with CV in English or your complete LinkedIn profile.

Full time employment, fixed salary.

Planned starting date is ASAP.

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