Join our team: Project Manager

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.

We are looking for Project Manager

We are looking for a experienced Project Manager located in our office in Lahti, Finland. You will be part of Galvatek´s project organization.

Your task is to manage a certain project or several projects simultaneously from beginning to the end. You will manage the technical specification of a project, pricing and to act as a primary contact towards our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. You are responsible for project timetable, profitability, resources and other tasks related to the project. You are supposed to report the status of the project monthly.

We expect you to be

We expect you to be already an experienced project manager, who can work flexible with customers from different cultural background, yet a tight negotiator when needed. We hope you to be a team player with ambition to always find the best result. Travelling will be required to manage the job, especially in Europe, Far-East and Middle-East.

You should hold an engineer degree either from a university or an institute. You are expected to be fluent with English language, as well as MS Office and Project software and Autocad/Vault CAD software.

What we offer to you

We offer you an interesting job in a truly international company. We develop the high-end technology and always appreciate high quality. You will have a chance to use and develop all your skills. We expect you to be a professional from the start, but with our in-house and other training opportunities we ensure that you will be the best expert in this business also in the future.

You will have a full responsibility over your projects and we offer you all the necessary support and resources to meet the target.

Apply for this job

Please send us your application with salary request as soon as possible, latest on the 1st of September 2021. Applications and for further information please contact General Manager Jarno Virtanen +358 40 844 8526 between 9:00-14:00 (FI).

About John Cockerill

For more than 200 years, John Cockerill has been providing answers to the needs of its times.

Today, John Cockerill catalyses opportunities by conceiving, modernizing and maintaining equipment in the fields of energy, defence, industry, environment and rail. With more than 6,000 collaborators, it achieves a turnover of 1.3 billion euros from its head office in Seraing (Belgium) and its numerous implantations Europe, the United States, Africa, Brazil, Russia, India, New Caledonia and China.  www.johncockerill.com

Galvatek develops Defense Industry services

Galvatek has decades of experience in supplying surface treatment plants to the defense industry. In addition, many of its anodizing, chemical cleaning and electroplating plants for the aviation industry have served both civilian and military manufacturing and maintenance applications. Similarly, many of its other surface treatment plants have manufactured components for both civilian and defense industry products.

Galvatek is now targeting the defense industry as one of its primary focus areas. A dedicated section for the defense industry has already been published on the Galvatek website. Galvatek’s ambitions in this area are supported by its parent company, John Cockerill, which has a strong position in the defense equipment industry.

Galvatek’s anodizing, electroplating, chemical cleaning and other surface treatment plants for the defense industry are based on corresponding civilian plants but designed in accordance with the highly specific needs of the defense industry. As with all Galvatek products, its chemical surface treatment plants are efficient, automated, safe and environmentally friendly, and they are delivered as true turnkey projects that are ready to use.

Galvatek’s automated surface treatment plants provide comprehensive documentation about the manufacturing process of each item, which is essential for complying with Nadcap certification and other military spec quality standards. Galvatek also ensures absolute confidentiality between the client and the supplier.

Visit our new Defense Industry web pages

Galvatek continues to serve customers during the coronavirus pandemic

Health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and customers are the top priority at Galvatek especially these abnormal times. We are continuously monitoring the situation of COVID-19 virus not only in Finland and Poland but globally. We are taking all actions needed to keep our employees safe, but remaining committed to serve our customers.

Even though most of us work remotely and we have minimal personnel present at the office we can serve our clients with the spare parts, technical assistance and by keeping projects going on. We can also respond to new enquiries.

Should you need technical assistance or spares please contact us. We are using Microsoft Teams or Skype for video calls with you. Please contact us to arrange a video meeting.

Thank you! Together we will manage through these difficult times.

Join our team: Sales Engineer – Projects

Do you want to work in a responsible position, within a high technology company and in an international environment? We are looking for an experienced Sales Engineer to market and introduce our technology on a global level.

Galvatek is one of the leading suppliers of surface treatment plants globally. 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 Belgian CMI group and its surface treatment division which is one of the leading and growing actors in the global surface treatment market.

About CMI Group

For more than 200 years, CMI has been providing answers to the needs of its times.

Today, CMI catalyses opportunities by conceiving, modernizing and maintaining equipment in the fields of energy, defence, industry, environment and rail. With more than 6,000 collaborators, it achieves a turnover of 1.3 billion euros from its head office in Seraing (Belgium) and its numerous implantations Europe, the United States, Africa, Brazil, Russia, India, New Caledonia and China. www.cmigroupe.com

Job description

We are looking for a technical orientated Sales Engineer to our projects department in Lahti.

As Sales Engineer you will be a member in our sales team where you actively participate in marketing actions as well as offer preparation / pricing and quotation presentations to the customers. The quotation presentations to the customers includes both technical and commercial argumentation so you must be able to present these in the first stage and receive the customer reactions. Our main customers are in the global aviation industry worldwide having high expectations besides technology also on our personnel.

Sales Engineer will coordinate his work with business area managers and offering team. He will also personally make offers including pricing and factory planning. Besides personal contact calls, sales and marketing visits and other sales activities he will organise and run strategically important marketing activities e.g. symposiums and exhibitions.

The Employee undertakes to perform also other work duties indicated by the Employer within his directive powers. When needed you may also need to act as a project manager.

Our markets are global, and you are prepared to travel 60-70 days a year and keep in contact with existing and new potential customers. You will also need to collaborate with our sales partners and sister companies in the CMI Group both in France and China.

What we expect from you

We expect that you will have several years’ experience in investment project sales on international markets and that the project business is familiar to you. You also have some experience in project pricing and understand the content of a project budget.

We expect that you have an adequate technical education (MSc or BSc) and will be able to adapt the technical particularities of surface treatment equipment and Galvatek technology after a training period.

The training period will consist of actual hands on participation in sales processes as well as pricing methods and principles in Galvatek.

We expect you to have an entrepreneurial hands-on attitude, have strong communication skills and be experienced as team member.  As over 90% of our business comes from international delivery projects 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.

As a part of an international growing group with activities in each continent we can also in the future offer you more interesting working opportunities within the CMI Group.

We offer you the chance to travel internationally and to work with people from other exiting cultures. Galvatek is a truly international company, and the majority of our products have been exported already for many decades.

Further information:

Ulf Pråhl, Managing Director, ulf.prahl@galvatek.fi

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

Galvatek’s owner changes name from CMI Group to John Cockerill

Galvatek is now owned by Belgian company John Cockerill, formerly known as CMI Group. Galvatek was acquired by CMI Group/John Cockerill in February 2019. John Cockerill is an established engineering company with global activities in five continents, some 6000 employees and annual turnover of approximately €1.2 billion. Despite the owner’s name change, our customers can continue to identify and find us by the Galvatek name.

John Cockerill’s global industrial customer base and long experience in the project business in different environments and cultures are valuable assets for Galvatek too. Galvatek has been a part of bigger companies also in the past, but this time our owner is an internationally recognised and experienced industrial equipment and service provider with a lot to offer in terms of our future development and growth.

Galvatek’s business consists mainly of surface treatment plants for the aviation industry, where customer references, trust and financial strength are essential. John Cockerill therefore opens up new possibilities in this sector and strengthens our position in the global markets.

John Cockerill has introduced a strategy to develop the surface treatment industry globally and especially within the growing aviation industry. This is well in line with the efforts that Galvatek has made earlier on a smaller scale. John Cockerill now has three business units working towards this common strategy: Sleti in France, Tempro in China and Galvatek in Finland.

Joining forces with John Cockerill enables us to improve our service network for existing Galvatek customers, as well as to reach new customers in emerging markets. Galvatek welcomes the new ownership and company name and is excited to start working with our sister companies under the John Cockerill umbrella.

Best regards,
Ulf Pråhl
Managing Director
Galvatek Oy

CMI strengthens its activities in Surface Treatment through the acquisition of Galvatek in Finland

On February 21st, 2019, CMI (Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie) finalized the acquisition of the Finnish company Galvatek. Established at Lahti, Galvatek generates annual revenues of around 12 million euros. The integration of this leader in chemical cleaning equipment for the maintenance and repair (MRO) of engine parts for the aviation industry, strengthens CMI’s expertise and position in this particular market. Continue reading “CMI strengthens its activities in Surface Treatment through the acquisition of Galvatek in Finland”

Join our team: Automation Engineer

We are looking for

We are looking for an Automation Engineer located in our office in Lahti, Finland. You will be part of Galvatek´s project organization. Your task is to take care of automation in certain projects from planning to the execution.

Your task is planning, programming and commissioning of automation for Galvatek surface treatment plants. This includes customer training and support.

We expect you to be

We expect you to be positive and inspiring team player who enjoys to interact with clients and project team. To succeed in the job you need to have technical education, know-how of industrial PC and PLC control software and couple of years working experience in similar tasks. We also expect you to be ready to travel when necessary. Your English and Finnish language should be fluent, other languages are counted in as an advantage.

What we offer to you

We offer you an interesting job in a truly international company. We develop the high-end technology and always appreciate high quality. You will have a chance to use and develop all your skills. We expect you to be a professional from the start, but with our in-house and other training opportunities we ensure that you will be the best expert in this business also in the future.

We offer you a chance to travel internationally and to work with people from other cultures. Galvatek is a truly international company and majority of our sales has been export already for many decades.

Apply for this job

More details and applying for this job can be done here (in Finnish). For additional questions about the position, please contact Mr. Jari Lehtinen, General Manager – Automation & Service, +358 3 526 6658 or jari.lehtinen(at)galvatek.fi.

Please apply by email by sending your application, CV and other attachments to jari.lehtinen(at)galvatek.fi by 12 November 2017.