Senior Engineer within Fuel Cells


Sandvik Materials Technology (SMT) is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a world-leading manufacturer of high-value-added products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries, many within the energy sector. Our products and services contribute to increased productivity, process reliability and cost efficiency and, in joint partnership with our customers, we aim to meet the challenges of the future.

One important application area is the fuel cell industry, where Sandvik’s proprietary production processes for mass production of pre-coated materials for bipolar plates in fuel cells are central. The product and process development is run intensely and in close collaboration with our customers. To strengthen our competence within R&D, and in fuel cells in particular, we are now looking for a creative and goal-oriented Senior Engineer to join us in Sandviken. You have a true passion and enthusiasm for the future development of our coated strip steel, developed specifically for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) bipolar plates, and we offer you an inspiring research environment.

Job Summary

As Senior Engineer, you are responsible for leading and participating in various types of development initiatives that cover the scope of the PEMFC area. In this position, your main focal point is the performance of our coatings for bipolar plates, but by using your broad competence in fuel cells you also contribute with an overall understanding. One important task is to continually increase the knowledge platform of the coated strip steel by e.g. stack testing of our product, in order to facilitate research-based decisions in the business ramp-up. In addition, you actively follow the research community as well as trends and progress in the growing fuel cell segment.

Our assignments are based on technical requirements and demands from both external customers and the internal production organization. You also collaborate and communicate with multiple stakeholders maintaining qualitative and prosperous relationships e.g. with customers and universities.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with a documented background of working within electrochemistry, preferably in the PEMFC area. A doctoral thesis in fuel cells, related material science or a similar field is desirable, but applicants with a Master’s degree combined with relevant experience in these areas will also be considered. Hands-on experience with fuel cells or bipolar plates is a valuable asset. As we interact in a global environment, we expect you to have excellent communication skills in English and Swedish, both verbally and in writing.

We are truly interested in your personality – you have a positive and curious mindset, excellent structure and an efficient working style. As an innovative initiator, you are eager and motivated to acquire new knowledge and identify new solutions, and you easily prioritize among your daily challenges and tasks to achieve quality results. The ability to structurally plan and execute your research activities, along with careful analysis and documentation of results, are required skills. As a strong communicator, you share knowledge and information within the organization in an inspiring and pedagogical way. With a service-oriented perspective and as a true team player, you naturally interact and collaborate with others, but can also operate independently.

We are a company with an open-minded culture, actively working to create a workplace that is characterized by diversity and inclusion.

Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact:

Jörgen Westlinder, recruiting manager, +46 (0) 26 263 897

Union contacts

Stefan Ljunggren, Unionen, +46 (0)26 269 075

Lars Carlborg, Akademikerföreningen, +46 (0)26 263 985

Send your application no later than February 3, 2017. Read more about Sandvik and apply at, Job ID: 348741

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Services, +46 (0)26 261 444.

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