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Country:  Finland

Hyvinkää, FI

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Employment type:  Undefined term
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Automation Engineer, Global Crane Modernization

Country: Finland (FI) 
Location: Hyvinkää,  
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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.



Skilled with automation engineering and ready to dive a bit deeper with the topic as professional? How about moving on to the modernizations side and global scale? If you are up to new challenges and you’re more into quality, details and solving complex technical issues, take a look at this opportunity!

We are looking for an Automation Engineer to strengthen our competence in the field of automation engineering and to help us with crane modernization projects. By joining our team, you would be working with the group of skilled electrical, mechanical and automation engineers in our Global Modernizations organization. Working in this team means supporting Konecranes frontline units in engineered modernizations for bridge (EOT) cranes. These modernizations are based on Konecranes solutions and technology. This position is located in our office in Hyvinkää, Finland, thus you will be able to work partly remotely, if you wish to. 
Your key responsibilities:

  • Automation engineering of crane modernization projects using Siemens Step 7, Tia Portal and some legacy tools.
  • Giving engineering support for our project team’s electrical and mechanical engineers as well as some frontline specialists all over the world.
  • Automation site commissioning work in our modernization projects.
  • Documenting the work into the Konecranes PLM systems.

Why join us?
What our team has, is interesting and challenging engineering tasks related to world-class crane modernization projects. You’ll be able to focus on finding the best solutions for the projects and supporting our other teams and engineers with your knowledge. We set a high level of quality to our engineering, so you will have possibility - and responsibility - to really focus on solving the technical issues in a best possible way. With us, you will develop your skills with interesting projects and relevant training. 
If this environment seems to suit you and would provide professionally interesting tasks for the future, get familiar with our expectations and apply!

What you should bring:                   

  • a Bachelors’ degree or higher in automation or software engineering, computer science or electronics.
  • Some experience in automation engineering in machine industry is valued, preferably with technologies including inverter and PLC controls.
  • You perform well in working with logic problems and systematic problem-solving and you have good communication skills, also under pressure
  • Fluency in English. Finnish and other languages are an asset 
  • Experience with PLC programming tools (especially Siemens Step 7 and Tia Portal), field bus systems (like Profibus and Profinet), programming with C/C++ and SQL databases are also valuable assets in this role.
  • Site visits for crane applications and commissioning work require the ability to work at heights and travel globally estimated 50-100 days per year.

We are looking for a professional with previous engineering experience, attention to detail and motivation for the quality that is required in these kinds of projects. To be successful in this role, you will also need to get along with different people and have a team player mentality. We appreciate practical site installation and commissioning work experience. 

If this role sparked your interest, please apply with your CV as soon as possible, by January 31st, 2022, at latest. We may contact you already during the application period, but after the application period at latest. 

Curious to learn more about the role before applying? Feel free to contact hiring manager Jere Röntynen, Engineering Manager, Automation and AS/RS (jere.rontynen@konecranes.com or +358408669057).



Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.

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