We are recruiting a Production Engineer!

  • The position will be filled immediately when a suitable candidate has been identified
  • If you apply, we guarantee that you hear from us.
  • We will provide you with feedback regardless of if we feel you will be happy with us or not.

Your job at Saalasti

Depending of your knowledge and skills, you are going to:

  • Be responsible of both in-house and outsourced manufacturing activities
  • Co-operate with procurement, project and product teams to make successful technology deliveries
  • Develop technical solution delivery processes together with the Technology Team
  • Be responsible of LEAN principles implementation, education and process development
  • Be responsible of overall quality management of production activities

We except you to:

  • Have good experience in welding, assembly work and machining
  • Be able to travel in Finland and abroad
  • Make quick decisions when needed
  • Handle CAD programs and have experience of technical documents as drawings etc.
  • Have ability to manage quality development and inspection activities
  • Speak fluent English and Finnish. Other languages seen as assets.
  • Learn different ways to make production and quality management in front line of sustainable technology deliveries
  • Be social and active person with ability to enjoy to making success together

We do not care if you are young or less young or where are you from. We do not expect you to be a senior professional, but we expect you to be active for learning new things, and have at least 3-5 years of experience. 6-10 years is viewed as an advantage. In conclusion, we do care about your ability to make questions and to be active for continuous learning.

If the above generated interest in the company and a strong belief that you would be happy to work with us, apply immediately or take your time and read carefully the following text.

Apply now: https://saalasti.com/recruiting/production-engineer-job-advertisement/production-engineer-online-form

Saalasti Oy: Value-driven family business

We manufacture machinery (www.saalasti.com) for converting biomasses for fuel for power plants. We work, deliver, install and perform maintenance where our customers live: all over the world. Saalasti headquarter is located in Juvanmalmi, Espoo, near Helsinki-Vantaa airport. In Espoo we have some 45 staff. In addition, we have own operations in Sweden, Chile and Canada. New operations are to be opened in locations serving best our customers abroad to complement our worldwide agency network.

Everything at Saalasti is compared to our Values. At Saalasti we treasure the values of a family business. Long-term stability and wellbeing at work are more important for us than uncontrolled growth. This is something that our employees appreciate and why we actually grow and generate wellbeing. The young third Saalasti-generation is already working at our Board and as special forces - not because of last name but passion and talent. Try to match that and you will have fun.

Our work has a purpose: sustainability. We want to take part in sustainable development. We also want to be a better workplace. Every day. We believe that great things happen when people with similar values work together in an innovative organization and have real influence on what they do at work. We want to be among the best workplaces in Finland. Therefore, we take part in Great Place To Work® program and want do achieve a nomination among the very best. An ambitious goal, yes, for a manufacturing company, and we are not there yet. But we are already very good and improve every day.

Working at Saalasti

You will succeed and enjoy if you strive for your best and excite your team by active way of working. Your role will take shape according to your strengths. There are not going to be boring days. At Saalasti you will learn from your team and employees – which consists of product engineering, production and project management.

As our customers are located around the world, our full-time engineers have to travel some 50 days per year. You might have the possibility to travel as well. To get the most out of the trips, our engineers need to understand material handling and the inner life of machines together with customer’s processes and needs. Everyone at Saalasti has to be technically talented regardless of their education. We build the Story of Saalasti when we interact with our clients.

The importance of the work content

We like continuous improvement – something we have adopted from Lean to Saalasti Way of Operating. Our staff continuously improves one’s working methods as well as our company’s other processes. In addition to improvement suggestions, work at Saalasti is based on teamwork and co-operation in an open and dialogic culture.

We pay a decent salary. We do not believe that our employees should be primarily motivated by money. The content of one’s work – bioenergy, sustainable technology and customer satisfaction – has to be the real source for both motivation and work wellbeing. This is true even though we already stand in a better financial position than most of the companies in our field of business. We are good, but we strive for better.

The recruitment process: How to apply to Saalasti?

Saalasti’s recruitment process consists of five steps:

  1. Online application form
  2. Online General Mental Ability test (12 minutes)
  3. A few tasks that you are asked to do at home
  4. Interviews
  5. Reference checks

The process starts with a structured online application form. This is to ensure that everyone has the same chance to get hired and to minimize the effect of various rating errors. As an example, we read your name only after evaluating your application form answers so that we are not biased by any halo effect.

If you pass the first phase, the second step in the process will be an online general mental ability (GMA) tests. Saalasti Oy has invested a lot in studying the best scientifically proven recruitment and assessment methods. The scientific literature is unanimous that GMA is the best predictor of future job performance, especially in very complex jobs that require a lot of information processing. In addition, the more complex the job is, the better GMA predicts job performance. Lastly, GMA correlates highly with the ability to learn fast. All these aspects are important in the Production Engineer position. If you want to know more about GMA in employee selection, please take a look at this (https://bit.ly/2BI58U7) presentation that summarizes well the results of a meta-analysis conducted by Schmidt 2016*.

Thirdly, you are asked to complete a few engineering related tasks at home. Afterwards, we ask the top applicants to join an interview. As people apply to Saalasti from far away, we do not want to invite people physically to interviews before the final stage. The interviews will help you to get to know your team even well before you make your decision regarding us. Finally, we do not want to consider the probationary period as an employee choosing period but just as a mutual insurance for satisfaction.


Apply here:  https://saalasti.com/recruiting/production-engineer-job-advertisement/production-engineer-online-form

Good luck!


*The original research paper of Schmidt can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309203898_The_Validity_and_Utility_of_Selection_Methods_in_Personnel_Psychology_Practical_and_Theoretical_Implications_of_100_Years_of_Research_Findings