Automation Engineer

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Lyckeby, SE

Strengthen excellence in our production technology

Are you an experienced or junior automation engineer inspired by innovation and keen on being a part of developing automation solutions for our production site in Karlskrona? Then we might have the right job for you! In this role you will be a resource within power and automation and support our production department on automation and electrical design topics.

Take part in further developing NKT´s unique automation systems
The Production Technology aim to be in the forefront of technology and have developed globally unique
automation systems used in our cable management. You will be part of, and also take lead in, projects mainly focused on automation development, but you will also be an important support function to the production department.
In this role you will be the expert on automation and electrical design with great knowledge on this topic as well as on
machine directive and other standards. You will also be an important part in the automation development group deciding and validating of automation and electrical design solutions on new machines and/or upgrades.

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • PLC programming and electrical design on machines and production equipment
  • Develop small and big automation solutions 
  • Be a part of developing routines and instruction for the automation development group
  • Attend innovation forum in automation
  • Attend in automation development group meetings

As Automation Engineer at NKT you’ll be a part of the Production Technology Automation & Power Engineering team in Karlskrona; well experienced in projects concerning power and automation development. In Karlskrona we have a state of the art manufacturing facility for manufacturing high voltage and extra high voltage power cables, the largest HVDC test lab in the world and Victoria, our cable laying vessel.  

We are looking for a skilled automation engineer expert with high quality workmanship who is curious and eager to learn new things. You thrive in a role with high level of collaboration with your team colleagues as well as with other departments. 
To succeed in this role, you need to be thorough and appreciating taking responsibility for your own work and its output. Since HSE is NKT:s highest priority and our baseline for everything we do it is important to adapt to this thinking and to learn to live with high HSE focus in all situations.

Additionally, your CV comprises: 

  • Solid experience in automation engineering, programming and project from any producing industry
  • Knowledge in Eplan, ABB, Siemens and other automation software.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Swedish and English is mandatory

Contact and application

NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work. This role will offer you great possibilities to contribute to our growth journey. You will gain exciting opportunities to develop your own career. 

Sound interesting? Then we’d like to speak to you. Even if you don’t tick all the boxes – let us know. Knowledge gaps can be filled and the most important thing is your potential, motivation and eager to contribute to our future growth. Read more about our offer and listen to some voices of NKT Connectors here!

We will review applications continuously but we recommend you to apply no later than 2024-08-18. Due to summer holidays, please expect slightly longer response time from our hiring team. Be aware that personality tests, cognitive tests and backround checks might be included in the recruitment process.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager, Kari Thernström, or Recruiter Agnes Carlsson, Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

Due to summer holidays, please expect slightly longer response time from our hiring team. Thank you for your understanding.

Union Representatives
Sveriges Ingenjörer - Christian Fisch, +46 455 56 380  

Unionen – Joakim Wikström +46 734 070 243

Ledarna - Roger Jönsson, +46 455 55 911

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About NKT
At the factory in Karlskrona, NKT is designing, developing and manufacturing the high-voltage power cable solutions enabling the transition to renewable energy. Here, you will join a diverse organization at an internationally recognized engineering center operating one of the most advanced high-voltage test halls, a state-of-the-art cable manufacturing and the NKT Victoria – the most sustainable cable-laying vessel in the offshore industry. NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021. NKT - We connect a greener world.

What we offer:

Remote work possibilities

Flexible working hours

Strong safety culture

Exciting career development opportunities

Global company & Scandinavian culture

Hightech industry environment

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