Join our team: Head of Mechanical Design
Do you want to work in a responsible position, within a high technology company and in an international environment? We are looking for a Head of Mechanical Design to be located at our office in Lahti, Finland.
Galvatek is one of the leading suppliers of surface treatment plants globally. We have delivered over 600 plants over the past 40 years. Galvatek offers customer-tailored plant projects, from design to turnkey delivery. We naturally offer comprehensive maintenance and spare parts services too. The latest technology combined with our long experience guarantee the reliability and quality of Galvatek plants.
As Head of Mechanical Design you will be responsible for mechanical design processes and general plant design. Your tasks will include also scheduling and detailing mechanical design work, as well as technical computations, defining and sourcing components, and creating technical documentation.
When needed you will also participate in negotiations with clients and suppliers, as well as assist in planning and creating preliminary designs for quotations.
What we expect from you
We expect you to understand complex projects and manage the detailed design required to correlate the overall targets of the plant. You will report to the Design Manager, and you will participate actively in developing our design systems and methods (Vault/Inventor/AutoCAD).
We expect you to have several years of experience in designing and managing large projects. This experience will allow you to make decisions and take responsibility. An MSc or BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering or Mechatronics would be the ideal degree for this position.
We expect you to have experience in mechanical engineering, and you should master both 2D and 3D design. You should also be fluent in modern software tools, preferably Inventor and AutoCAD from Autodesk, or at least you should have long experience in similar software, such as Solidworks. Any experience in an international work environment will be considered a benefit.
We expect you to have strong communication skills, and you should enjoy working with people. You should be able to figure out the big picture quickly and organise work with our clients and suppliers. You should be fluent in both English and Finnish, and any other language skills will be considered an advantage.
What we have to offer
We offer you an interesting job in an organisation that always appreciates high quality. You will have the chance to use and develop all your skills. You will be working mostly with clients from the aviation industry who expect extremely high quality and reliability.
We expect you to be a professional from the start, while our in-house and other training opportunities ensure that you will be the best expert in this business also in the future. In addition to design, your work will include also some research and development.
We offer you the chance to travel internationally and to work with people from other cultures. Galvatek is a truly international company, and the majority of our products have been exported already for many decades.
Jani Ruhanen, Design Manager
Jarno Virtanen, General Manager – Aviation