Manvel Hovhannisyan,
USA

What do you do at Outokumpu?

I am working as an Electrical Engineer for Finishing lines.

How has your career progressed?

I was originally hired as an electrician. After my hire date, an engineering position became available, and since I had an engineering degree, I applied for the job. Management had noticed my work ethic and skills and decided to offer me the position.

What do you enjoy the most in your job?

I like challenges and finding solutions for them. If a piece of equipment is not functioning correctly, I really enjoy trouble-shooting the issue and realizing the solution. This job is not routine and never boring.
I must also say that I really enjoy the people that I work with and the environment that we have created. It is nice to have colleagues with diverse knowledge and backgrounds to rely upon. Although there has to be coordination, our collective experience gives us an advantage when solving problems.

What do you like about Outokumpu?

It seems that the company has a desire to get better continually and is not satisfied with average performance. I like being a part of an organization that does not consider complacency an option.

What does Outokumpu's new vision of a world that lasts forever mean to you?

To me, this means continuous research, development and utilizing new technologies, which translates into new jobs and opportunities. This means that our future generations will have a chance to see the world with all its beauty.

Anything else you would like to tell a possible future colleague about working at Outokumpu?

Nothing is easy; you just have to go for it! You have to be willing to put in hard work and be ready to apply yourself and your knowledge when an opportunity presents itself.

 

About Manvel Hovhannisyan

Name: Manvel Hovhannisyan
Country of origin: Armenia
Current position: Engineer
Current office: Cold Rolling Works in Calvert, Alabama, USA