Technical Graduate Trainee to Tornio Research Center

Application Start Date09 MAR 2018
Applcation End Date15 APR 2018
Functional AreaR&D
Career LevelEntry Level
CompanyOutokumpu Stainless Oy

​​Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable – thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs 10000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.

Would you like to work in a company that offers a challenging combination of global and local career paths? Join Outokumpu´s Technical Graduate program!

Are you a recent graduate with a master degree in material science, engineering or metallurgy with an international ambition? Would you like to be part of our journey to be the best value creat​​or in stainless steel through customer orientation and effici​ency? If the answer is yes, then the Outokumpu Technical Graduate program is something for you.

Outokumpu Technical Graduate program is a three-year program that familiarizes you with Outokumpu's technical processes. During the Graduate program you'll develop your competencies and gain valuable experience by working with demanding and diverse technical assignments. Working in different operational environments and international networking with other graduates are the key elements of the program.
We are now looking a technical graduate for our site in Tornio, Finland.

What we offer you

Outokumpu Technical Graduate program is a three-year program during which you will rotate in three departments: Research & Development, Quality Department of the mill, and Technical Market Development & Customer Service. You will start your Graduate journey from the Research & Development (R&D) department where you will contribute to projects and work with various production related practical R&D tasks. You may get the chance to contribute to the product development and help us in meeting the changing market requirements.
You will then move to the Quality Department of the mill where you will work to ensure the high quality of our products. The last phase of the Graduate program you will be spending in the Technical Market Development & Customer Service department. You will be working closer with the sales team and gain valuable experience from customer contacts and challenging projects. The program also contains an international assignment.

The Outokumpu Technical Graduate program starts with an onboarding process that will provide you with a deep understanding of Outokumpu’s core processes, functions, products and materials.
During the program, you will participate in a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and become responsible for improvement projects. You will also get an opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences in Outokumpu’s international talent network program.
To help you to further develop your potential, a mentor from the senior management will support you during your development path.

What we are looking for

In order to apply for the Technical Graduate program, you should meet the following requirements:
•Have a Master's degree in relevant field (for example material science, engineering or metallurgy)
•Have maximum 1-2 years of relevant work experience
•Strong interest in local and international challenges and willingness to travel
•Have high career aspirations with a hands-on attitude
•Fluency in English (written and spoken), additionally mastering any of the following company languages is a plus: Swedish, German, Finnish, Spanish

As a person, you should be highly motivated and enthusiastic, eager to learn new things and develop yourself, willing to work in fields new to you and be able to adjust to new working environments easily. You should have a good sense of urgency and be able to collaborate with people in different departments, countries and levels.


If you are interested in applying for the Outokumpu Technical Graduate Program, please submit your application online in English by 15th April.  
For more information about the Technical Graduate program, please contact Mikko Ylitalo, VP - Research & Development,