Automation Engineer

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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. The Group has 18,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).

Our business is divided into three Business Areas – Service, Industrial Equipment and Port Solutions – each contributing approximately one-third of Group sales. The Group’s brand strategy is based on the corporate Konecranes master brand, which is complemented by the Demag and MHE-Demag brands and a portfolio of freestanding power brands including R&M, SWF Krantechnik, Verlinde and Donati. On top of that TBA Group is also part of the Konecranes Group’s brand portfolio.

Konecranes Service offers specialized maintenance services and spare parts for all types and makes of industrial cranes and hoists. Konecranes Industrial Equipment provides an extensive range of industrial cranes, from components and light duty applications to demanding process use and solutions. Konecranes Port Solutions provides equipment, software and service for the container handling industry.

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We are looking for an Automation Engineer to help us with crane modernization projects

We are looking for an Automation Engineer to strengthen our competence in the field of automation engineering. By joining our team, you would be working with the group of skilled electrical, mechanical and automation engineers in our EMEA 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.

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– Automation engineering of crane modernization projects using Siemens Step 7, TIA Portal and some legacy tools.
– Hardware/software installation, configuration and testing.
– 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.
– Troubleshooting crane automation on site/via remote connections.

– a Bachelors’ degree or higher in automation or software engineering, computer science or electronics.
– Previous experience in automation engineering in machine industry is valued, preferably with technologies including inverter and PLC controls/moving machineries.
– Hands-on experience of project deliveries, especially of automation commissioning
– Basic understanding of Ethernet/IP based device communication
– Minimum of 2 years’ experience with PLC programming tools (especially Siemens Step 7 (S7-300) and TIA Portal (S7-1500)) and field bus systems like Profibus and Profinet.
– HMI programming experience (Siemens WinCC flexible/WinCC TIA)
– You perform well in working with logic problems and systematic problem-solving and you have good communication skills, also under pressure
– Willingness to travel globally estimated 50 days per year
– Site visits for crane applications and commissioning work require driving licence and the ability to work at heights
– Good command in English (written and spoken). Finnish and other languages are an asset

To impress us, you have:
– Knowledge of C#/C++ programming and SQL databases

We offer you a challenging and interesting engineering tasks related to world-class crane modernization projects in global multicultural environment, with opportunities to grow along the position and the company. In addition to offering interesting and successful career paths, we are constantly looking to improve the wellbeing of our employees at work and on leisure time. We offer our employees:

– a possibility to work at the forefront of industrial crane automation
– a chance to travel all over the world & learn new exotic cultures
– a flexible work environment tailored to your life situation, including a broadband benefit
– comprehensive occupational healthcare
– ePassi wellbeing benefit
– insurance fund
– Free gyms in our offices in Hyvinkää and Espoo
– Possibility to rent Konecranes cottages
– Possibility to participate in Employee Share Savings Plan
– multiple sports and leisure activities through Koneen Kerho ry, such as sports, networking and cooking classes, depending on your personal preferences!

Our primary megatrends



Supporting customers in reducing their environmental footprint and in their shift to a low-carbon future.



Geopolitical shifts reflect into our operating environment and conditions of businesses across the world.



Presents us with great opportunities to automate equipment, processes and entire customer operations.



Productivity is a continued priority for businesses, especially in capital-intensive industrial production.

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