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

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2017 were approximately EUR 3.2 billion. Our more than 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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Field Service Engineering Specialist

Business line: North America
Country: USA
Location: Duluth, GA
Job description: Are you looking to work independently in a challenging but intriguing environment? Does solving problems and making customers happy sound like ideal job satisfaction? If you are a mechanically inclined degreed engineer, with some technical experience, take a look!

This position will provides technical support on Valmet equipment and its proper installation, including troubleshooting assistance.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
-Supervises checkout and start-up of new systems or single machine installations, in accordance with contract.
-Conducts training for the customer at all levels (maintenance, operator, etc.).
-Assists in establishment and maintenance of mechanical database for improved maintenance planning.
-Supervises repair and rebuild of Valmet equipment in the field. Implements product modifications, improvements, and upgrades as directed.
-Establishes program for preventive maintenance inspections.
-Provides emergency service as required.
-Communicates on daily basis, to appropriate manager, all field activities. Submits on a timely basis detailed reports of every service call, including time and expense charges. Uses good judgment and prudence in minimizing such charges.
-Remains alert to and follows up on business development opportunities (paid service, spare parts, maintenance contract, repair/rebuild, etc.)
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or education/experience equivalent.

1-3 years of project and/or mechanical field experience in a mill, consulting engineering, or supplier environment.

In-depth mechanical and process understanding of total product line. Strong mechanical aptitude, engineering and problem-solving skills. Chemical and/or Mechanical Pulping equipment knowledge a plus.
We offer: In addition to competitive wages, Valmet offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage as well as a pension plan, 401k with company match, paid vacation, company holidays, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and Business Travel Accident Insurance.
Additional information: Please complete the electronic application if you're interested in the position. For additional information contact Barbara Barr, Regional Human Resources Manager at ( or Ted Fitzsimmons (