Learn on the job at Northvolt

We're hiring at our expanding battery factory in Skellefteå. We offer substantial training opportunities on site, and want you to develop your skills with us – as the factory grows, so will you.

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At Northvolt, we manufacture the world's greenest batteries, and are at the forefront of battery recycling.

That's why people from all over the world are joining us – not only do we offer the opportunity for you to challenge yourself and grow as a person, your commitment will have a direct impact on our future, on a global scale.

We're looking for more passionate people to join our mission. Learn the job as a manufacturing associate on site. We offer personal development, a position in an expansive industry and colleagues from all over the world. Join us!

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Calling all problem-solvers!

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for people who are eager to learn new things, enjoy solving problems and are detail-oriented. Experience from working in similar industries is not a must – we’ll train you on the job!

Being good at communicating and taking personal responsibility is something we value here at Northvolt. By challenging and encouraging one another, we help each other grow.

Since Northvolt is expanding rapidly, it's common for both the physical workplace and working methods to undergo frequent changes. To thrive with us, we therefore believe that you should welcome change and be open to new routines.

Learn on the job

As a newly recruited manufacturing associate, you will undergo extensive theoretical and practical training to ensure you are growing into your new role in the best possible way.

Once you start working in production, you will be supervised and trained by more experienced colleagues and educators. You will receive a clear training plan that you follow during your first months in your new role. The goal is for you to be able to perform your new tasks independently and safely.

Benefits when joining

Perks Swe 1

Collective bargaining agreement

Improved pensions, sick pay and parental leave compensation – plus unionized job security and workforce education.

Health package

We offer private healthcare insurance with medical services 24/7 and a wellness grant of 3000 SEK per year.

Incentive plan

Every employee is offered warrants that can be converted into shares in the company. When we succeed – so will you!

Perks Swe 2

Relocation support

We provide assistance with household goods removal, home and school search, contact with Swedish authorities, and more!

Occupational pension

Receive an occupational pension that provides additional savings on top of the statutory pension.

Family benefits

480 days of paid parental leave. Northvolt will top-up the parental leave compensation up to about 90% of your salary.

Manufacturing associate

Our manufacturing associates are the very heart of our battery production. They ensure that we produce what we should, by controlling, monitoring and managing the machines in production.

The work is often carried out in clean & dry rooms, a clinically clean environment with low humidity. This is essential for us to produce batteries of the highest quality.

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The factory

In order to really make a difference, we produce batteries on a large scale. Our first gigafactory – Northvolt Ett – is located in Skellefteå, northern Sweden. When fully built, we will produce batteries for 1 million electric vehicles annually.

The city

A safe place that is appreciated for its versatility, its short distances and its simple everyday life - while adventures await just around the corner. Skellefteå is often called the ten-minute city, as you can get between home, work, school and leisure activities, all in just 10 minutes.

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The move

We support you in the process of immigration, finding a home, schooling, spouse support, and much more. We will provide you with more information about this during the first call with the recruiter.

Life at Northvolt

Frequently asked questions

Are you connected with the Unions? (Kollektivavtalsanslutna)

Yes, we are! For salaried employees (white collar), we have Teknikavtalet, a collective agreement for engineering companies, and agreements with Unionen and Sveriges Ingenjörer. For wage earners (blue collars), we have a collective agreement with IF Metall, Sweden's largest union for industrial workers.

What working hours will I have?

This depends on which part of the production line you work in. Production will be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can expect shifts rotating between days, evenings, nights and weekends.

Does Northvolt help with relocation?

Yes! We support you in the process of immigration, finding a home, schooling, spouse support, and much more. We will provide you with more information about this during the first call with the recruiter.

What kind of employment can I get?

Everyone employed by Northvolt is offered an initial temporary probationary period which automatically turns into a permanent position if everything is well. This provides both us and you with an opportunity to decide if the position is a good fit and ensure that we’re both happy.

What will I earn?

We apply market-based wages, in accordance with collective agreements. More details will be provided during your recruitment process. On top of your salary, you will get the opportunity to acquire Northvolt shares at a fixed price.

Is it dangerous to work in battery cell production?

As in all production environments, there are risks. In battery cell production there are various chemicals and materials that require special training in handling and storage, as well as special protective equipment. As part of your initial training, we’ll introduce you to all of this, and thereafter provide ongoing opportunities to expand your skills and experiences to prepare you for growing into more senior roles.

What is the factory environment like?

Production of battery materials and cells requires highly controlled environments in order to assure high-quality products. Therefore, it’s important that much of the cell production process takes place in clean & dry rooms – environments that limit dirt and particles and are temperature and humidity controlled. Working in a clean & dry room is similar to working in a lab environment, and it requires specific training and protective clothing.

My partner will also need a job. Can you help out with that?

Sure! We’re in contact with a number of recruitment agencies and can support your partner’s way into working life in Skellefteå. The region already enjoys one of the highest employment rates in Sweden, and aside from jobs at Northvolt, Skellefteå is seeing a great increase new jobs in other sectors.

What previous work experience is relevant when applying?

We have a wide range of departments and areas to work in at Northvolt. Here we list relevant experience for some of them:

Manufacturing associate / Process operator: Work experience in industries such as paper mills, food, chemicals, electronics, oil, and gas production or smelters and/or training as an operator from industrial high schools or similar.

Maintenance Technician: An engineering education from industrial high schools. Experience working with pneumatics, hydraulics, and automation as well as maintenance of machines and equipment.

Production Engineer: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemical, mechanical, industrial, or manufacturing engineering or equivalent. In addition, work experience from industries such as paper mills, smelters, pharmaceuticals, food, or refineries, is also relevant.

Quality Technician: Having worked in a lab environment before is a merit, as is having some kind of education in basic quality systems or similar.

Shift Leader: Previous work experience in industries such as paper mills, food, chemicals, electronics, and/or training as an operator from industrial high school or similar. In addition, experience in leadership and character for building strong teams and developing others.