Senior Technician (Wiring department)
“As many of us here at Bluefors and especially in our production teams, I graduated from The Finnish School of Watchmaking first as a Micromechanic in 2013 and then as a Watchmaker in 2014. I saw an interesting job advertisement online and since there was already people from our school already working here, I asked if I should apply and got a lot of encouragement – even though I hadn’t done anything like this before, Bluefors would be the perfect place to grow professionally. So, I applied and while travelling at Costa Rica I had my first interview via Skype and then a second round at the premises after coming back to Finland. As you can see, I got the position as a Technician in the Wiring team and now I’ve worked here for over five years.
As a Technician in the Wiring team, my tasks were the same as everyone who starts at our department; getting to know most of our assemblies, how to do those, and how to install those into the system. Later on, I focused to the coaxial wiring and now I’ve been a Senior Technician for few years. I’ve also gained the trusted position of second in command in our team, so now my tasks include also taking care of daily workflow in the team, writing work instructions and co-operating with other teams. I’ve had the opportunity to grow and learn a lot and I would’ve never thought what kind of things I would be making and doing nowadays! At the moment I’m studying (while working) to become an Automation Engineer and I’m eager to see what kind of opportunities that will bring me at Bluefors when I graduate.
I’ve been enjoying my time at Bluefors for many reasons, one of the biggest being our awesome, multicultural team and all the Blueforsians. I think we have a good spirit and it’s great that production work here means being able to do these super cool things instead of sitting at a production line. Now our new premises are almost ready, and I really should praise our lunch restaurant Onnes, where we can meet with other coolleagues from different teams, while having probably the best lunch in the world. I can’t wait to see what the future brings to us and Bluefors as a company, and I hope to be a part of that, since we have here lots of room to grow.”
“I graduated in 2019 with a BA in Intl. Hotel Business Management and moved to Finland shortly after. I worked in the hospitality industry for the first year, but didn’t really enjoy it, so in the beginning of 2020 I started looking for jobs that required English language and found Bluefors.
When I started working at Bluefors as an Assembler in the Vacuum Assembly department, I found it a little intimidating as my background was not in a technical field. I soon came to realize that the company offers many resources to learn, and our team overall is very friendly and helpful. As an Assembler I put together control panels, cables/connectors and other parts of the gas handling system and control unit – I often refer to my work as a ‘slightly’ more expensive lego set. Over this last year at Bluefors I got to learn a lot and discovered that I actually do enjoy working in tech. However, I am still a people person at heart, therefore my favorite part about Bluefors is its people. I think that the work environment is great and there is a good balance between independent work and team effort with great synergy.
Although the company is still growing, it already has a wide variety of positions, and I can only see it getting even more diverse in the future. I am looking forward to widening my knowledge and skills portfolio and take on new challenges as they arise.”
“I graduated from The Finnish School of Watchmaking in 2017, first as a Micromechanic and then as a Watchmaker. Since Bluefors cooperates closely with The Finnish School of Watchmaking, I had heard from my friends that this would be a great place to work for me as well. Bluefors is known to be a good employer, so I applied for a CNC Machinist and now I’ve worked here almost four years. The job description did met very well with my expectations and I’ve also been able to grow with it at the same time.
As a CNC Machinist my tasks include CAM-programming and making some of the parts for the cryostat. Machining the parts is a task that requires precision and care, since there can’t be any flaws. We have excellent equipment and tools to do our work and our team at Workshop is really good as well as our multicultural and versatile working environment. Those things make working here really nice. It’s great to learn something new every day and I’m also thankful for the training options Bluefors offers us. Actually how much you can learn, depends only on yourself and your interest on new things. Nowadays my tasks also include daily work and resource coordination for our Workshop team.
Since I have been here almost four years, I’ve seen the company growing fast. I’ve heard a lot about the first years, and the same positive feeling and high professionalism are still values that are appreciated. I’m eager to see how Bluefors will grow, how we – as well as I – will progress, and what the future holds for us.”
“I have a degree in service logistics and electronics installing. Back when I started in Bluefors, I only had the electronics installing degree, but I had a long history working in a warehouse. As a growing company Bluefors needed people to handle the incoming and outgoing items, some of which are quite specialized, so the knowledge in electronics came in handy.
Back when I started, I handled most of the day to day warehouse operations solo. After a year or two, the amount of material movement grew so much that I could no longer handle it alone and we recruited another. By the time we recruited a fourth member to be part of the warehouse team, I was asked if I wanted to move up to work in international logistics and handle the smaller shipments. I jumped at the opportunity and handled all the smaller shipping cases, occasionally taking care of the system shipments, when my supervisor was absent.
After some twists and turns, I ended up moving to our ERP department to help developing Bluefors’ processes. My tasks include supporting all of production in ERP related matters and creating new and/or improved methods to handle our day to day operations ERP side.
I’ve really enjoyed my time in Bluefors thus far. I’ve had the chance to grow with the company and my speciality being a “jack of all trades, master of none” helps support the company to grow in the future.”
Digital Marketing Coordinator
“I graduated from a business school in Finland in 2018 where I earned my Bachelor’s in Business Administration (with specialization studies in Marketing). Before working at Bluefors, I was working in the music, machining, and hospitality industry. At some point, I felt that I wanted a new career path in a different industry. In 2020, I came across Bluefors’ job ad for a Marketing Assistant position and felt that this was my chance to reach my career goal so I applied right away. I remember my first interview was at 8 am and I was their first interviewee for that position. Although I was quite nervous, the interviewers made me feel comfortable.
When I was chosen for the position, COVID already started so I needed to wait for few months till I get full confirmation of my starting date. Of course, it was worth a wait because I instantly love the marketing team and was eager to be part of Bluefors since my first interview. My first day at Bluefors was quite interesting despite of the changing times due to COVID. The challenge of working remotely actually helped me learn to adapt to new ways of working. Of course, having a company who takes good care of its employees, a supportive supervisor, and a helpful team to work with made it all possible. My tasks were quite different which would involve designing/updating marketing materials, ordering merchandises, document updating, digital marketing, assisting the marketing team with photo/video sessions, exhibition planning, execution of events, administrative tasks as well as other marketing-related tasks. I also had the opportunity to assist other departments.
Fast forward to 2021. I learned a quite a lot about Bluefors and quantum computing/technology which helped me not only to further develop my existing skills but also to learn more about our cryogenic measurement systems, which is beneficial for my work. As an employer, Bluefors really cares about their employees and customers. The employees’ well-being, safety, and career development are among Bluefors’ utmost priorities. Thanks to their work flexibility and awesome employee benefits, I had the opportunity to complete my Master’s degree in Business Administration by Dec 2021, while on my maternity leave. On top of that, I was promoted to become the new Digital Marketing Coordinator in July 2022. It was quite a great feat for me in terms of career development because digital marketing has always been my passion and I am glad I reached that goal at Bluefors.
Working at Bluefors for two years has been quite a fulfilling journey. I love working here and the people here are fun, helpful and awesome to work with. Bluefors offers great career opportunities and competitive benefits package. It has been a pleasure to see how Bluefors has grown so fast since I started and I am looking forward to the future.”