Maintenance Automation Engineer

  • Category: Manufacturing
  • Location: Lyckeby, SE

Strengthen excellence in our production technology
Are you an experienced or Maintenance Automation Engineer inspired by innovation and keen on being a part of maintain 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 Production Technology Maintenance and support our production department on automation and electrical 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 troubleshooting mainly focused on automation problem or electrical, 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 department at Production Technology Maintenance.

Your primary tasks will be: 

•    PLC programming and electrical design on machines and production equipment.
•    Continues improvements on our machines regarding automation & optimize our machinery. 
•    Troubleshoot on automation circuits & electrical circuits (advanced faults)
•    Support our industrial electricians regarding troubleshooting on automation systems
•    LCA & RCA  are some tools you’ll be working with.
•    Using habits of start-ups for frequency converters or plc devices

As Maintenance Automation Engineer at NKT you’ll be a part of the Production Technology Maintenance team in Karlskrona; well experienced in maintenance and automation & electrical services. 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.  

Communicative team player 
We are looking for a skilled maintenance 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
Please apply at our website at latest 30th of November 2023, we will handle applications on an ongoing basis.
Tests can occur in our recruitment processes. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager, Andreas Svensson, +46 72 733 07 03 . In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to HR Business Partner, Andreas Christenson,

Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

Union Representatives
Sveriges Ingenjörer - Christian Fisch, +46 455 56 380  
Unionen – Joakim Wikström +46 734 070 243
Ledarna - Roger Jönsson, +46 455 55 911

Welcome with your application!


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. 

At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. 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

Production Supervisor

Anders thinks NKT is a great place to work because of the people, their skills and their engagement. He finds himself fortunate and lucky to be surrounded by a great team that gets the job done, no matter the challenges.

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