We are recruiting an Automation Summer Trainee with possibility to do project tasks

  • The position will be filled immediately when a suitable candidate has been identified.
  • Possibility to continue with Master's Thesis, part-time or temporary job.
  • 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

We do not expect you to be already professional or experienced but we expect you to be active for learning new things. Depending of your knowledge and skills, you are going to:

  • Support and do automation design, building, testing and programming of automation with Siemens Tia Portal.
  • Work in co-operation with our mechanics and service people who collect crucial information of our machines when needed.
  • Support and help our test runs at customers' sites and in our test lab.
  • Have a nice summer to work with real professionals and learn different ways to solve technological challenges in front line of R&D and manufacturing technologies.
  • Have a possibility to be involved closely to project implementations

We do not care if you are young or less young, white or more, ethnic or from elsewhere but you need to be able 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, take your time and read carefully the following text.

About Saalasti Oy: Value-driven family business:

We manufacture machinery (www.saalasti.fi) 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 in Sweden, Chile and Canada own operations. 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 to 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 starts with filling an online form and submitting the requested attachments. The second step in the process will be Skype interviews. This all 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 web form answers so that we are not biased by any halo effect.

As people apply to Saalasti from far away, we do not want to invite people physically to interviews before the final stage. Our interviews might not be what you expect, but they are what they are for a reason. They also 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.


Begin your application process by filling the online form here.

Good luck!