Automation engineer for Automation Svappavaara
Kiruna, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Automation engineer, mining technology and metallurgy
Work model On location
Application due date 1 August 2024
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We are looking for an automation engineer to work with our control systems, mainly ABB XA800 for automation Svappavaara Driftservice.

The automation section performs electrical and automation-related tasks. Qualitative operation, service and maintenance services both within mining and processing operations as well as industrial areas Leveäniemi and Mertainen in Svappavaara.

The most important job of the future

We want to lead the transformation of our industry towards a sustainable future. And in the same way that we want to change the world, we want to develop everyone who is with us on the journey, personally and professionally. Do you want to help shape the future of the world's mining and mineral industry?

LKAB's open-pit mines are located in Svappavaara, four miles southeast of Kiruna. In these open pits, we loosen iron ore and waste rock by drilling and blasting, and then load, crush and sow the ore into a raw material for pellet production. In Svappavaara, we offer you a workplace in a family environment with strong cohesion where you can develop in your position, combined with great opportunities for outdoor life.

Your role

We offer a fun and developing job as an automation engineer. You will be part of a group with other automation engineers who are responsible for operation and maintenance of our control systems. The group works closely with automation technicians and operations operators when troubleshooting and optimizing automation equipment in Svappavaara's processing plant, outlying areas and the open pit mines Mertainen, Leveäniemi and Gruvbergets facilities. The work also includes establishing long-term preventive maintenance of the control systems. Both internal and external contacts are an important part of the work.

You have this with you

We are looking for you who have a university/college education with a focus on automation, or alternatively other education and experience that is considered equivalent. It is advantageous if you have a few years of experience in the profession.

If you have knowledge in control systems, instrumentation, low-current installations, switchgear and drive systems, it is advantageous. To thrive in the role, you like to work both independently and in a group. You are communicative and enjoy collaborating within different work groups. You are meticulous, take responsibility and drive the work forward.

For the position, it is required that you have good knowledge of both Swedish and English and express yourself well both verbally and in writing, and hold a driving license B. The position includes preparedness.

This is what you get

Motivation program that rewards success

  • Health care and study support as well as access to art association, leisure association, mountain cabins and family activities
  • Enhanced parental allowance with up to 90 percent of regular salary for up to six months (after employment for one year)
  • Help and support in case of illness or in matters of work environment, health, wellness and rehabilitation
  • Protective and terminal glasses and compensation for dental care
  • Opportunity to apply for scholarships for both you and your children
  • Possibility to join our pension and insurance program with favorable prices

Start: By agreement

Location: Automation Svappavaara

Scope: Full-time

Welcome with your application and justification for why you are applying for this job.

For more information about the service please contact

Section manager Timo Rauhala, tel. 0980-728 01

Union contact:

Unionen Norra – Sakari Alanko, 0980-725 08

Akademikerföreningen Kiruna/Svappavaara – Peter Johansson, 0980-718 79 Leaders Kiruna/Svappavaara – Ingegerd Kyrö, 0980-710 50

For more information about the workplace and what it's like to live and live in Svappavaara

Svappavaara - LKAB

About LKAB

LKAB is an international mining and minerals group with northern Sweden as its base and the whole world as its workplace. We lead the way towards carbon-free production and we do it together - in an open, warm and safe work environment with technology and development in focus. We welcome challenges, innovative ideas and initiatives, always with equality and diversity in focus.


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