Careers with a difference.
Do you believe that engineering can improve the world? Are you looking for a career change or even a career start with an international group offering multiple career paths?
Future technologies. Now.
The promise we make is “Engineering with a difference”. We believe that solving tomorrow’s engineering challenges requires different types of people, different competencies, different processes and a different way of thinking.
Artificial intelligence, 3D printing opportunities, IoT solutions. You’ll be working in some of the most advanced and interesting fields of engineering for some of the world’s leading international machine and equipment manufacturers. As part of the team, we will count on you to bring your special skills, unique perspective, spirit of innovation and maybe a bit of engineering genius to the table.
Working at Etteplan
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Working at Etteplan it’s not all work and no play. We like to have fun together and place a high priority on ensuring a good work-life balance. Etteplan provides good working atmosphere among highly experienced professionals, and a great chance to develop your professional skills.
Sorry. With us, education never ends. Your talent as a student is our future.
Etteplan’s business operations, growth, and success are based on the competence of our personnel.
Meet your new colleagues
I graduated from Helsinki University of Technology in 2002, and since then I have had an interesting sales & business development career in after-sales services, medical equipment, management consulting, and contract design & manufacturing. At Etteplan I started as Sales Director in January 2018. My main objectives include growing Etteplan’s medical devices business internationally, enabling Etteplan’s customers’ after-sales service business growth, and helping the customers in meeting the rapidly evolving requirements and regulations related to cybersecurity of connected devices. Great challenges ahead!
From a sales professional’s perspective, I have experienced several very positive surprises related to working at Etteplan. The business is really well managed on operational level, and this is also visible in our financial performance. There are 60 local offices, who make sure that their businesses grow profitably in the long-term. Personally, I like the strong collaborative spirit between Etteplan’s three service areas, our local offices in various countries, our very experienced technical leads and our customers.
The work-life balance and management at Etteplan is really something special. In 2011-2014 I focused full-time on becoming a professional opera singer, but I did not to manage to get engagements. During 2018 and 2019 I have and will perform almost a dozen leading tenor roles with opera companies in the Helsinki capital area, and I haven’t had any problems in arranging time for evening & week-end rehearsals and performances. Also my superior and the whole team is very supportive of my artistic work.
"During my childhood, I spent a lot of time drawing, but I really found my niche when I studied Technical illustration and Computer graphics in Eskilstuna from 1996 to 1999. Since then I have gathered experience as an illustrator in architecture, the vehicle sector, and in consumer goods. Products I have worked on include housing, cars, trucks, furniture, chain saws and lawn mowers. I started at Etteplan in 2014, and have since then worked on medtech produts and consumer goods and with the steel industry.
Etteplan is a solid actor on the market, and I was offered a position where I had freedom and responsibility. I work with a wide array of customers with interesting and varied products. Having worked on varied assignments in many areas, I have learned to meet the customer’s needs in technical information regardless of the technical area or the product. As an illustrator, you know how to produce clear, good, and relevant pictures, even though the products differ.
In the role as consultant, it is important to be an effective listener, in order to understand what the customer needs and wants. It is important to have a solution based mindset, and a large toolbox, in order to solve the customer’s problems in the best way."
Started at Etteplan in January 2013
"I studied at Karlstad University where I got my Master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Technology. After graduation I stayed in Karlstad where I worked for some time, but not for long, before I decided to try something different and applied for a position at Etteplan in Gothenburg. What interested me in the particular position, “Vehicle Climate Control Engineering”, was the combination of climate systems, in which I already had experience, and cars, which I had come to find very exciting. I have always been interested in the functionality of things; what causes natural phenomena, the construction of technical devises and such.
During my second year at Etteplan I helped developing specialized equipment for testing and evaluating air conditioning systems in cars. Following the project I was asked to take on the role as department manager, which I happily did. My work as department manager includes leading a team and finding new and interesting assignments for us. I often gain insight in, for me, new technical areas, which is something I enjoy a lot. A current example is a project with a new customer who works in Medicinal Technology and which I find most interesting to be a part of!
Working at Etteplan there are many possibilities for personal development and increased responsibilities. I am happy to see that these opportunities are often offered to graduates and as I quite recently graduated myself I appreciate all the support I have received from the management!"
"I was born in Johannesburg, South-Africa, where I also received my university degree in aircraft engineering. I moved to Finland in 2011 and to find a job to match my education didn’t seem to be that easy. A friend advised me to send an open application to Etteplan. Within one week I had a job as a Supply Manager in a customer’s delivery project in Hyvinkää.
In concrete terms I’m coordinating the customer’s Engineer-to-Order projects, where the product is customized to meet the end customer’s requirements. The switch from aircraft engineering to managing complex global industrial delivery projects was challenging, but a great proof that you can learn almost anything if you are motivated. I really like my work: it is challenging and you learn a lot about the products and engineering in general.
I very much appreciate Etteplan’s flexibility and the level of trust given when it comes to responsibility at work or arranging working hours. The work life balance at Etteplan is excellent, which means a great deal to me."
"In 2010, I started at Etteplan as a part-time employee next to my engineering studies. When I graduated I was offered an interesting job in the strength calculation team at Etteplan’s office in Lappeenranta.
As an engineer in strength calculation, I make sure that the customers’ products are durable and dimensioned according to standards. In my job, I particularly like that I am in a direct interface with the customers and that I work on projects independently. It is rewarding to get to have an impact on the success of customers’ product development and delivery planning projects.
It is great to learn about customers’ products, as they are interesting and represent the very top of the industry. At Etteplan, I feel that I have a chance to become a top professional within my industry. This is supported by our vast and versatile customer base as well as the responsibility and support given by the employer."
"By chance, while studying electrical engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology, I got into technical translation and documentation. I began by founding my own translation company, and since 2004, I’ve worked in technical communications at several companies. Technical documentation allows me to combine my interests in both technology and communications.
This is my third year at Etteplan. My primary role is a specialist in Simplified Technical English (STE), which is a controlled version of English for technical documentation. I train and support my Finnish colleagues in STE and our specialised STE software tools, and also support our STE services in Sweden and China. I also create user manuals and service instructions for our customers.
My varying tasks keep my job really interesting. I enjoy working with my talented documentation and engineering colleagues and using our advanced documentation tools."
“I came to Etteplan as I was interested in versatility of the work and the possibilities to work with different customers. These things further enhance my competence. It has been easy to work at Etteplan. I work currently with an assignment in customer’s premises and things towards Etteplan have gone smoothly. Information flow has functioned well.”