2016 was an amazing year for Koenigsegg. We spent much of 2016 investing in the development and engineering side of our business, growing our floor-space and our headcount in numerous areas.
2016 also saw us enjoy record sales, which is wonderful, but it also means that we now have a record number of cars waiting to be built.
Right now, we’re looking for 40 skilled workers to help us build those cars at the dream factory here in Ängelholm.
Writing about it on our website and reaching out via Facebook and Twitter might seem a little unusual, but then we’re looking for unusual (and extraordinary) people.
We’re looking for the guy or girl who might be passionate enough about Koenigsegg to check in here regularly, but someone who might also have their own UserID on a forum like Buildthreads or Garaget.
We’re looking for passionate car people who have spent years getting their hands dirty. You might have built your own project car, restored a classic or fabricated and then installed your own interior. Whatever your specialty, if you’ve got the right mix of technical chops and attitude, we want to hear from you.
We have multiple positions available in the following areas:
- Final assembly
- Engine building
- Preparation and Paint
- Electrical Harness Construction
- CAD Design
If you’ve always dreamed about working at Koenigsegg but felt too intimidated to apply, NOW is the time. You need to be skilled in your chosen field or show a demonstrated aptitude to learn. We’re an international company so it’s helpful if you can speak English (but don’t be scared of the language issue; we’re not going to ask you to write a book, you just need to be able to communicate with those around you). Speaking Swedish is a plus, but not mandatory.
The jobs are listed on our careers website – careers.koenigsegg.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
A quick word about non-traditional backgrounds…..
Imre runs our upholstery department and was one of the employees profiled in our latest book – Perfection is a Moving Target.
From that book:
Imre, like many of the craftsmen at Koenigsegg, spent years honing his expertise from a young age before setting foot inside the factory. An overnight success that was 10 years in the making.
Imre started his journey installing high-end car audio systems – the kind where the only standard items left in the interior are the seats. Everything else is torn down and rebuilt. Ever the perfectionist, Imre looked at some of the interior panel fabrication he saw in some installations and was less than satisfied. “I figured it should be possible to start fabricating and upholstering the panels myself.”
And in so doing, Imre aligned himself with the Koenigsegg story; Dissatisfied by what he saw around him, he decided to do better himself.
Interiors were mostly outsourced before Imre was employed. They’re now done completely in-house, right down to the carbonfibre seat frames. Everything is done in-house so that the quality of materials, stitching and finish can be assured.
“Our interiors are more complex now, and better finished. We do the seats, of course. The rear wall and roof lining are typically in quilted leather. We do the carpets, the armrests, the door panels, the steering wheel. Everything,” says Imre.
Imre didn’t have a traditional start in the automotive sector. He learned his craft through years of trying and learning on the job.
You might be formally educated in your field. You might not. But you should be dedicated.
We have plenty of work for the right people. We look forward to hearing from you soon!