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From lathe operator to supervisor

As a vocational college graduate, I had spent years doing various jobs in the plastics industry and was looking for a change. Friends told me that Premetec was recruiting, and I was hired as a CNC lathe operator. At first it was challenging, since I had no experience in the industry, but I’m a quick learner and was given a thorough induction. Machining is light and clean indoor work, involving the adjustment and operation of machines. The challenging issue is to resolve how to precisely machine a piece in line with drawings.

Career progress within the company

After just three years, my employer asked me if I would be interested in working as a supervisor. Since I like variety and challenges, I took the opportunity. Flexibility has always been the best aspect of my work. As a supervisor, I am directly in charge of production, monitor the precision loading of machinery, and take care of logistics i.e. the receipt and shipment of goods. I am also considering starting a course at a university of applied sciences outside working hours.

A shared sense of humour

I moved to Outokumpu for my work, and I’ve settled in well. As a father of four, I spend most of my free time with my family. My hobby involves all sorts of bustling around at home, building and renovating. I also enjoy the occasional sauna evening with friends. We share a similar kind of humour. We all laugh at our corny jokes.

– Joni Keinänen, Supervisor

Sustainable partnerships

Only reliable service and flawless quality is what our customers deserve. That is the basis on which we build our customer relationships. Day in and day out, we manufacture products for customers big and small, without compromising in quality – always carefully observing and considering the special needs and current requirements of their industry sectors.

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Maintaining a long-term career

Our company is only as strong as our staff is. For this reason, we invest heavily in occupational wellbeing and competence development, and in ensuring a well-functioning working environment. Around 40 metal industry and industrial design experts currently work at the strongly growing Premetec family.

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