Head of Section, Automation & Electrical Maintenance

Boliden Kevitsa is seeking an experienced

Head of Section, Automation & Electrical Maintenance

to Sodankylä, Finland


The Kevitsa open-pit mine in northern Finland was acquired by Boliden in June 2016. The operation, which comprises a mine and a concentrator, went into operation in 2012. The Kevitsa deposit – first discovered in 1987 – is one of the largest ever mineral discoveries in Finland. Currently, Kevitsa has 570 employees who work together with around 350 contractors.

Reporting to the Engineering & Maintenance Manager, the Head of Section, Automation & Electrical Maintenance will be responsible for the leadership, management and technical excellence of the Automation and Electrical Maintenance of Boliden Kevitsa Mine and metallurgical plant.

The main responsibilities include:

  • Demonstration of a safety first focus by acting as a role model to staff.
  • Lead, mentor and develop Automation and Electrical Maintenance teams on site to ensure optimum plant and mine equipment availability and performance
  • Preparation and management of relevant operating, contractual and capital budgets
  • Management of all aspects of electrical maintenance across the site
  • Provide innovative engineering solutions and develop strategies for plant optimization
  • Review plant design for efficiency and operability improvement and initiate and provide justification for related capital projects
  • Report on maintenance activities and performance indicators
  • Maintain and improve computer based planned maintenance system to ensure that all machinery, instrumentation and equipment is maintained according to supplier recommendation, industry best practices and within determined budgets
  • Ensure that economical spares inventories are established and maintained

Education and qualifications

The appointee will have:

  • MSc. / BSc. in Engineering, Electrical
  • Experience of electrical department management
  • Minimum 10 years appropriate industrial experience including at least 5 years in a senior role
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Finnish and English
  • Well-entrenched safety and quality principles


For more information about the position, please contact Sami Pelkonen, Engineering & Maintenance Manager
tel. +358 40 834 8481, email. sami.pelkonen@boliden.com

Welcome to an interesting job!

A successful candidate will be self-motivated, ambitious and resilient with a history of successful team leadership and goal achievement.


Please send in your application letter and CV via apply now icon, last day of apply is 30th of April 2021.

Boliden produces metals that make modern life work. Our work is characterised by care for people, the environment and society, and we are an industry leader in the sphere of sustainable metals production and a dominant player in the recycling of scrap metals. The combination of long experience and development based on best available techniques has given our mines and smelters a strong position in a challenging market. Boliden has 6000 employees in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Ireland and a turnover of SEK 50 billion.




Rekrytoija: Boliden Kevitsa

Toimipaikka: Sodankylä

Kotisivut: www.boliden.com

Ilmoitus jatetty: 24.3.2021

Haku päättyy: 30.4.2021 klo 23:55

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Kategoria: Lapin lääni