Maintenance Manager, Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Name of the client company: Other
Business unit: Rovaniemi
Location: Lappi, Rovaniemi
Position Level: Manager
Job area: Hotelli, ravintola - ja catering
Type of employment: Vakituinen
Closing date: 2016-10-31
Introduction of the client company: Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a world famous family-run holiday destination in Finnish Lapland that has been established for more than 40 years. We’re located in Saariselkä, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle. The closest airport, Ivalo, is a 30-minute drive away. Our accommodation capacity is 450 beds and includes the world-famous glass igloos as well as premium kelo-glass igloos, snow igloos and cozy log cabins. We have several restaurants and Santa’s Celebration House, Finland’s largest log house, which offers facilities for up to 250 people and is the perfect setting for gala dinners, product launch events and conferences.

We are one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights, with the season last-ing eight months, from the end of August until the end of April. We organize a huge variety of different activities for guests, from husky safaris to ice fishing. Guests and staff come from all four corners of the globe. During the busy winter season we have a staff of approximately 80. Staff housing is provided on site.

In the summer of 1973, Jussi Eiramo was on a fishing trip in Utsjoki, Finland's northern-most village. On the drive back to central Finland, he ran out of fuel. The young man really had no choice but to set up camp where he stood, on a roadside in the middle of the wilderness. The place happened to be called Kakslauttanen. For some inexplicable reason, Jussi felt as if he had come home. He spent his first summer there in a tent. In the second year, a small cabin was erected on the site, and Jussi began to run a café to serve passers-by on their way to North Cape. Little by little, year after year, Kakslauttanen has grown to become Finland's internationally best-known travel business.

Now Jussi Eiramo, the founder of Kakslauttanen and its managing director for over 40 years, will take up the position of Chairman of the Board as Yrjötapio Kivisaari, 48 has been appointed as the new managing director of Kakslauttanen.

“As the company has grown to its current size and new expansion projects take place, the organisation also needs to evolve. Given Yrjötapio's experience in the industry this is a best-case scenario for us,” says Eiramo regarding the appointment.
Job description We are seeking an energetic, career oriented professional to fill an exciting opportunity as a Maintenance Manager. Maintenance Manager supervises and coordinates the activities of the Maintenance team responsible for performing routine and highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production equipment and facilities . He/She ensures equipment is maintained in accordance with safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the sites business goals and objectives. We expect you to have an electrician education and working knowledge in the hotel industry.
Prerequisites • Fluent Finnish & English skills, both written and spoken; other languages are considered as advantage
• Knowledge and understsanding of property automation
• Ability to think clearly, to remain calm in all situations, and to spot and resolve problems efficiently
• Communication and leadership skills
• Ability to manage personnel and meet financial targets
• Knowledge of multicultural environment
• Mastery in delegating multiple tasks
• ”Hands on” -attitude
• Must be able to prioritize and organize
We offer Kakslauttanen employs about one hundred hospitality professionals each year. It grows steadily both by the facilities and services. This summer 2016 Kakslauttanen runs major development projects on their service concepts to offer even more experimental stays to their guests.
You will be part of the worlds most unique resort and together with other employees you will create the magic of Lapland. Accommodation will be provided. You will live in middle of Lapland wilderness and you are surrounded by the beauty of Finnish forests.
More information For more information please contact Opteam Lapland; Antti Rotko antti.rotko@opteam.fi or tel.+358405611204 (out of office until May 30th), Anu Lempiäinen, anu.lempiainen@opteam.fi or tel. +358504474677. Please leave your call request via text message. All applications will be treated confiden-tially. Send your application by 31.10.2016, but apply soon, because we will fill the position right after finding the suitable candidate.

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