Operations Development Manager, Automation and Electric Drives

UPM Kymmene Sp. z o.o.

  • Mills River (NC, USA), Fletcher (NC, USA) or Dixon (IL, USA), United States of America

  • offer expired over a month ago
  • contract of employment
  • full-time
  • team manager
  • hybrid work
  • remote recruitment

Your responsibilities

  • Lead development and investments projects from start to finish in accordance with organization's project management methodology

  • Make feasibility studies as a part of investment planning process

  • Provide technical and troubleshooting support for UPM Raflatac’s 12 factories

  • Develop ideas and solutions to improve the coating process in terms of safety, quality and efficiency

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (e.g. factories, business teams, vendors and partners)

  • Contribute as a strong member of Global Coating Operations Development team

  • Contribute to investment planning concerning specific coating investments

Our requirements

  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years’ work experience

  • You have strong technological and engineering skills in the areas of PLC software / programming (preferably Siemens Step 7 and TIA), AC drives / motors commissioning and tuning (ABB and Siemens), and HMI design and programming (preferably InTouch and WinCC)

  • ​You preferably have also experience of design and configuring of industrial networks and network equipment, database design and maintenance, and electrical and automation hardware design

  • You preferably have in-depth knowledge of coating and mixing processes in label stock business

  • You are an open-minded, and proactive team player

  • You have experience in management of technical and/or development projects

  • You are interested in innovating and developing technological solutions

  • You are fluent in English and willing to travel globally

What we offer

  • Meaningful job: We are proud of what we do. Our work highlights the expertise of our personnel, the high quality of our products and the company's values.

  • Inspired and motivated teams: We have highly skilled workforce. We are a multifaceted, international organisation that works as a team to achieve our shared objectives.

  • Development opportunities: With us, you can build up your expertise. We provide opportunities to support your development throughout every stage of your career.

  • Responsibility for people and environment: Our ethical principles embrace people as well as the environment. We are always striving to build a more sustainable future.


  • sharing the costs of sports activities

  • private medical care

  • sharing the costs of foreign language classes

  • sharing the costs of professional training & courses

  • life insurance

  • integration events

  • hybrid work opportunities

  • holiday bonus

Greetings from future manager

❝This is a great opportunity to work and develop yourself in a very agile business with a fast-paced working environment combined with a unique UPM Raflatac company culture. You will be a member of a team consisting of experienced professionals developing manufacturing excellence with can do attitude. Global Coating Operations Development Team is the group that factories seek advice and support. ❞ – Ilkka Naatti, Director, Operations Development, Coating

Additional Information

The position can be located in Tampere (FI), Wroclaw (PL), Nancy (FR), Scarborough (UK), Mills River (NC, USA), Fletcher (NC, USA) or Dixon (IL, USA). Also, UPM Biofore House in Helsinki can be considered.

Our people have an opportunity to work flexibly and with partial remote work arrangements.

For more information, please contact Ilkka Naatti, Director, Operations Development, Coating at ilkka.naatti(at)upmraflatac.com or tel. +358400637184.

Please apply via the link above and attach your CV and cover letter with your salary expectations by 16.10.2022.

UPM Kymmene Sp. z o.o.

UPM is a global forest industry leader with headquarters in Finland. We create renewable and responsible wood-based alternatives for fossil-based materials utilizing our expertise in engineering, innovation and digitalization. In Poland, UPM is running two factories near Wrocław, a Human Resources Service Center in Kraków and UPM Business Hub at the heart of the city of Wrocław. At the moment, the Wrocław Hub brings together over 400 professionals in customer, supplier and financial services.

What makes us unique? The Finnish leadership culture encourages people in personal growth and self-development, and our values - trust and be trusted, achieve together, renew with courage – are visible in our everyday work. We are inspired by the limitless opportunities of the bioeconomy and we lead the way towards a future beyond fossils. Got interested? Join us on this exciting path! #growthwithUPM

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