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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Automation and Instrumentation Manager, Maintenance (international assignment)

Business line: Services
Country: China
Location: Rizhao
Job description: Are you a maintenance Manager with excellent team work skills and service mindset? Have you ever thought about what kind of international job opportunities you might have head of you?

Valmet provides maintenance services for pulp, paper and board mills around the globe. Our customized solutions help our customers in the planning and optimization of maintenance operations in order to improve machine runnability, profitability and production efficiency.

Valmet continues to develop its business in China and is finalizing a Maintenance Management agreement with our customer in Rizhao, China. Therefore, we are looking for maintenance professionals willing to join our team. Mill maintenance positions support uniform and high-quality execution of maintenance to ensure good production and quality development as well as quick fulfillment of Pulp mill's performance targets.

As an Automation and Instrumentation (AI) Manager you will be responsible of performance, reliability and system development. The AI role will manage and support mill DCS, QCS, MCS and Instrumentation specialists through continuous systems and competence development. Analyzing data from Automation systems will also be part of your role.

In addition, you will responsible for:
- Supporting the Maintenance development and reliability in cooperation with respective managers and specialists
- Implementing maintenance strategies, targets and other issues defined by maintenance management
- Continuous systems and competence development
- KPI follow up in responsibility area
Requirements: We are looking for solid maintenance professionals with good drive, customer facing mindset and solution-oriented way of working.

- B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Engineering
- 7+ years in similar managerial role/s in Pulp Mill maintenance
- Accountability and interest in continuous development in ways we operate
- Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills in a multi-cultural environment
- Fluency in English
We offer: We offer you a great opportunity to join our maintenance team in Rizhao during an exciting phase of growth and start of the new business in China.

This is your opportunity to go all in and put your professional skills in line. In this position, you may enlarge your expertise and work together with other motivated maintenance professionals.

Your contribution will be highly valued: “This kind of service from Valmet is so effective it makes no sense for us to try to do it ourselves, and we are also confident that we are applying the latest technology as Valmet keeps the systems up to date,” says one of the Managers from our customers.
Additional information: This is a temporary position for 2 years.

Did we catch your interest? Please send your application as soon as possible. We are processing applications as they come in.

For additional information, please contact Timo Koivunen (Global HR Manager, Service Agreements),