Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet's advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

Valmet's net sales in 2016 were approximately EUR 2.9 billion. Our 12,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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Application Specialist, Performance Services

Business line: Automation
Country: Finland
Location: Tampere
Job description: Are you control engineering & optimization expert with paper machine or mechanical pulping background and willing to work in one of the market leading companies in energy, pulp and paper business? Do you want to be in the frontline to develop our next generation technologies to serve our customers even better?

Performance Services provides high level expert services to optimize our customer’s mill performance in terms of production, quality, cost and environmental impact.

As an Application Specialist, you will perform complex multidimensional performance analysis of client’s processes to identify potential improvements, troubleshoot and correct performance problems. You will develop and maintain customer performance improvement roadmap as well as develop advanced control and optimization solutions. You will work as a lead engineer and provide technical expert support to project and service personnel in the design of advanced control strategies, technology implementation, commissioning and maintenance of advanced process control and real time optimization solutions.
Requirements: We are looking for a person, who has strong knowledge in control engineering, process modeling and optimization. Strong process background from pulp and paper industry (like paper machines, stock preparation and mechanical pulping) would be preferred. You can be a rising talent or senior specialists, meaning at least 5 years’ experience in the field.

B.Sc or M.Sc. Degree in Chemical, Electrical (EET or EE) or Control Engineering is a really good educational background for you. In addition, we value if you have some experience in process performance analysis, troubleshooting and optimization; Plant process operations, engineering and maintenance. Process modeling and data-analysis are topics that you feel comfortable.

In global organization, you need to have fluent written and spoken English and Finnish, other languages are a plus.

As a person, you are analytical, problem solving specialist who can see the big picture and develop our processes and technology forward. You are used to collaborate with different kind of people and you can keep your customer service mindset also in challenging situations. Developing new ways of working, driving change and hands-on attitude towards work is close to your heart.
We offer: This is an opportunity to make a real difference to our and our customer’s business. We offer you a global professional network, work with well-known brand and a lot of interesting projects to be involved.
Additional information: If this sounds like something you are looking for and you are ready to go forward on your career, apply soon, latest by 2nd January 2018!

If you have further questions about the position, please contact Samuli Lehtonen, Engineering Manager, +358 50 583 6281,

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