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Instrument Commissioning Technician

Skelleftea, Sweden

Job Reference 1180476

Location Skelleftea, Sweden

Industry Renewables - Battery

Function Commissioning

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 24, 2022



Location: Skellefteå, Sweden

Contract duration: initial 6-month assignment, potential to extend

Contract type: Rotational - daily rate + accommodation provided

Start Date: ASAP

Project: Northvolt Upstream 1 Battery Factory Project


Recruitment Partner: Airswift

Account Manager: Ryan Kirkpatrick



In 2017, we announced a bold and simple plan: to enable the future of energy by developing the world’s greenest battery cell and establish a European supply of batteries. In joining us you will play an important role in the transformation to a carbon free society. We are proud to be in a position to expand our team and have partnered with Airswift to support our recruitment plans in 2022 and 2023.


We are seeking a number of Instrument Commissioning Technicians to play an important part in building one of the first large scale European battery factories. The successful individual(s) will be engaged on a contract basis for an initial 6-month period, working on a rotational basis in Skellefteå, Sweden.


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Interface with operators, technicians and other production personnel to understand and communicate improvements that needs to be done and has been done.
  • Install, maintain and repair instrument devices.
  • Read technical diagrams and blueprints.
  • Perform general instrument maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot instrument issues using appropriate of testing devices.
  • Repair and replace equipment.
  • Setting up calibration program
  • Contribute in maintenance program optimization.
  • Train others in maintenance specific tasks.
  • Evaluation of needed spare parts of the equipment.
  • Together with the rest of the team, being a key player to develop and maintain a safe work environment.


The person we are looking for is strongly goal oriented, curious and eager to learn. You will get the chance to have a real impact on our success story in Sweden (to start with) and see the results of your work. Our organization requires and values great self-discipline and a natural talent to make things happen. The Instrument Commissioning Technician is a vital member of the team and key to our mission to enable the future of energy.


Skills & Requirements:


  • Three years electrical gymnasium with focus on industrial automation or similar.
  • Experience from industrial instrumentation.
  • Fluency in English
  • Elementary computer literacy (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Previous experience in maintenance or production, minimum 2 years.
  • Valuable (but not required) if fluency in other languages, including Swedish



Specific Skills/Abilities

  • Good technical knowledge about instrumentation, automation, hydraulic and pneumatic.
  • Proven skills in working with continuous improvements in industrial environment.


Personal success factors

  • Very strong safety mindset
  • Communicative and “likeable” personality
  • Highly organized and result driven
  • Service-minded and determined to create a great working environment
  • Strong understanding of cultural fit and its implications
  • Negotiation skills
  • Shows grit and determination
  • Has a can do-attitude and an entrepreneurial spirit

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