Europe’s first homegrown gigafactory

Northvolt Ett is located 10 minutes from the city center of Skellefteå. Ett is our first gigafactory and runs on 100% renewable energy. Fully built, Northvolt Ett will produce cells for approx. one million electric vehicles on a yearly basis.

And not only do we have cathode active material production and cell manufacturing at site, our first large scale recycling facility – Revolt Ett – is located right next to our production. All this to keep distances shorter and emissions lower.

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Ett in numbers


This is the Northvolt site that grows the fastest, in both size and numbers.


…football fields! Gigafactories are, as you can guess – gigantic!


Enough to produce batteries for one million electric vehicles per year.

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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.

“I can put a little Mikael-style on everything that we build up”

Happening at site

Active material

Chemistry at site

Active material is the living, moving part of a battery cell. Most battery manufacturers buy active material from other companies. Not us – we make it ourselves. Working with active material at Northvolt entails experimenting with and fine-tuning our chemistries to create the best possible active material in our batteries, in a sustainable way.

Cell manufacturing

Putting the pieces together

Manufacturing cells is the core of what we do. We mix different materials and components together, and use those materials to build battery cells. Working with cell manufacturing at Northvolt is a highly automated process, where you get to actually build the world’s greenest battery, with the help of cutting-edge machinery in all new facilities.


Circularity. On site.

Revolt Ett, located right next to the gigafactory, is the largest battery recycling facility of its kind in Europe. At Revolt Ett, you’ll get to work with our advanced, patented recycling process to help us close the loop on batteries and create a greener way forward for battery manufacturing. By 2030, we aim to use 50% recycled material from Revolt in every new battery cell we make.


Building a new industry

Building Europe’s first homegrown battery factory is a unique challenge. One that we have to approach with efficiency and careful planning in mind. Working with construction at Northvolt means building factories, but also creating an entirely new industry for Europe. A chance to make your mark in the history books.


Smart digital solutions

Everything is going digital these days and battery production is no exception. Our state-of-the-art digital architecture enables us to improve efficiency and reduce waste. The factory will soon produce batteries enough for one million vehicles. That’s a lot of data points. We are learning as we grow, constantly searching for innovative ways to advance our manufacturing process through smart digital solutions.

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Our in-house relocation team supports our employees and their families in the process of immigration, finding a home, spousal support and much more.

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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.

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