Join our team: Chief Engineer

Galvatek is one of the leading suppliers of surface treatment plants globally. Our main market is the aviation industry and some 90 % of our sales is export sales mainly to Europe, China, SEA and Middle East. We have delivered over 600 plants over the past 40 years. We offer customer-tailored plant projects, from initial design to turnkey delivery and related support services. Galvatek belongs to the Belgium John Cockerill group and its surface treatment division which is one of the leading and growing actors in the global surface treatment market.

Job description

We are looking for a Chief Engineer to join our mechanical engineering team located at our office in Lahti, Finland. As Chief Engineer 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.

Further information:

Jani Ruhanen, Design Manager

Jarno Virtanen, General Manager – Aviation

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Jani Ruhanen

General Manager | Projects and Design
+358 3 526 6600

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