We are recruiting summer trainees to automation design and/or machine design with possibility to do project tasks!

  • Application deadline is 1st of April
  • Possibility to continue with master thesis or temporary jobs
  • If you apply online, we guarantee that you hear from us by the end of April
  • We will provide you with feedback regardless of if we feel you will be happy with us or not
  • We are not perfect but strive for best

Your job at Saalasti

Depending of your knowledge and interest at Saalasti, you are going to:

  • If your strengths are in automation
    • automation and electrical design/productization work, site visits if possible
    • small scale/real scale testing work
    • programming with Siemens, building automation systems
  • If your strengths are in machine design
    • mechanical design/productization work, site visits if possible
    • brainstorming to 3D-CAD design and layout, production tasks are possible
    • laboratory testing of equipment and analyzing
  • Work in co-operation with our mechanics and service people who collect crucial information of our machines
  • Support and help our test runs at the customers and in our test lab.
  • Have nice summer to work with real professionals and learn different ways to solve technological challenges in front line of R&D and manufacturing technologies
  • Possibility to involve close to project implementation

Only thing we care is that you are able to make questions and be active for learning. You probably have been a fan of MacGyver and nowadays watching MythBusters.

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/summer-trainees-2020/summer-trainees-2020-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 40 staff. In addition, we have own local operations in Canada, Chile, Spain and Sweden. 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.

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 if you strive for your best and excite your team by active way of working. The job description will take shape according to your strengths. There are not going to be boring days. We do not expect you to be already professional or experienced but we expect you to be active for learning new things.

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 six steps:

  1. Online application form
  2. Online general mental ability (GMA) test (12 minutes)
  3. Phone interview
  4. A few tasks that you are asked to do at home
  5. Interview at Saalasti’s office (if you get this far, you will be asked to redo the GMA test at our office)
  6. Reference checks

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 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. 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*.

Since people apply to Saalasti from far away, we do not want to invite people physically to interviews before the final stage. The final interview will also help you to get to know your team even well before you make your decision regarding us..


Apply here: https://saalasti.com/recruiting/summer-trainees-2020/summer-trainees-2020-online-form

Good luck!


*The original research paper of Schmidt can be found here: http://bit.ly/2Hp7zfD