A summer job at a paper mill

Jujo employs tens of summer workers yearly for their paper production. The summer workers are an important resource as they enable summer holidays for the permanent employees. The summer employees’ assignments are mainly winder and coating machine handling as well as packing of paper rolls. We invest in summer employees’ training and their jobs require careful introduction before they can start.

”One of the most important tasks during the introduction is to make the employees understand the importance of safety, as a production environment is always associated with risks. Even the smallest accident is a serious issue to us”, Jujo’s production manager Pertti Mäkelä explains.

Jujo produces thermal paper and coated one-side paper. The paper manufacturing starts at the mass department, where pulp is made and different additives are handled. The production has two paper machines, two coating machines and two supercalenders. Additionally, there are winders that cut paper rolls according to customers’ orders. After this, it is time for paper roll packaging.

Pertti thinks there are many reasons to work at Jujo. ”We offer challenging assignments full of responsibility where you can learn lots about automatism, different techniques and the process industry.” A job at Jujo is also a good add to the CV. Globally, we are one of the most siginificant actors in our industry. The major part of Jujo’s turnover consists of export and the internationality is visible also in the production. ”We have many Japanese employees who speak English to you. Also for financial reasons a job at Jujo is worthwhile, since the paper industry is known for its competitive salaries. I think the environment at Jujo is really good and the regular employees appreciate summer workers, which is important for the job satisfaction”, Pertti continues. 

A summer job as a start to a long career

A typical career at Jujo starts with winder and packaging assignments, proceeding to digester, mass department, coating machine or paper machine operators. The employees normally have an education in process industry or electronics- and automation technology. ”We wish that the production job applicants have industrial experience and applicants with an education have priority”, Jujo’s HR Director Marko Kallio says. A career at Jujo is usually very long, up to several decades long. The major part of Jujo’s employees stay in the company until retirement.

”A production employee should be calm, take initiative and have a good attitude and common sense”, Pertti says. In production, it is important to be able to stay calm in any situation. Jujo also employs summer workers for other departments, like the purchase, sales and laboratory departments. ”We announce open positions on our webpage under Careers. You can also leave an open application to us”, Marko continues.

 

What do the summer employees say?

We went to ask the summer employees about their jobs and future plans.

 

Name: Erika Uotila.

Age: 20 y.

Education: Senior high school. 

Assignment: Winder 11.

 

  1. Where did you hear about Jujo?

”The company is well-known to me as I am home from here. Part of my friends have worked here.”

  1. What has been the nicest part in your job? What has been the most challenging part?

”The nicest part has been to learn a totally different job and get to know new people. The most challenging thing has been to get used to different rhythms that comes with shift work. Also some new tasks have taken a while to learn.”

  1. Do you see yourself working at Jujo also in the future? In what position?

”As a summer employee yes, working with the same assignments, but not in the long run. I would like to work here next summer as well.”

  1. What other work-related plans or dreams do you have?

”I will start to study social work in the autumn and would like to do social work in the future.”

 

Name: Valtteri Pirttimäki

Age: 21 y.

Education: Senior high school

Assignment: Coating machine 3

 

  1. Where did you hear about Jujo?

”My mum works here and my brother has been a summer employee here.”

  1. What has been the nicest part in your job? What has been the most challenging part?

”The nicest part has been shift work and the variety that comes with it. I have not come across anything challenging yet.”

  1. Do you see yourself working at Jujo also in the future? In what position?

”Yes, at least as a summer worker in the same position.”

  1. What other work-related plans or dreams do you have?

”In the future I would like to be a teacher.”

 

Name: Tuuliina Tuominen

Age: 21 y.

Education: Senior high school, studies chemistry at Turun Yliopisto

Assignment: Product development, water and use-by date laboratory

 

  1. Where did you hear about Jujo?

”My dad has worked at Jujo his whole life.”

  1. What has been the nicest part in your job? What has been the most challenging part?

”The colleagues, Jujo has a nice crowd. Also different tests, especially in the water laboratory, have been fun. The most challenging has been to learn different grades as there are so many of them.”

  1. Do you see yourself working at Jujo also in the future? In what position?

”Why not. I would also like to work with product development.”

  1. What other work-related plans or dreams do you have?

”For the future I am also interested in medicin development as an industry.”