Senior Cryo Engineer | Scientist
“I graduated from Aalto University School of Science with Master of Science in Technology degree (DI) in 2014. During the studies, I was interested in quite a vast range of subjects, and studying applied physics enabled taking courses from nanotechnology, optics, biomaterials etc. While working on the master’s thesis, it started to feel more and more that the academia is not the place for me, so getting a “real job” seemed to be the best option. According to the ad for the job as a Cryo Engineer here at Bluefors seemed to be just the perfect mishmash of tangible work, problem solving, and travelling, and the reality has met with the expectations pretty well.
The job description has been evolving quite naturally throughout the years. In the beginning the work included lots of travelling and doing the final assemblies at the factory. Later on there was more and more responsibility on the reporting and quality control of the final systems, and these days it’s pretty much full time technical support for the customers. I still do some installations, but not nearly as much as two years ago. Installing and assembling the systems made me familiar with every screw and nut in the system, but solving the issues with customers has taught me how little I actually know, so most of the issues still need to be debugged in cooperation with the customers, suppliers, or our different departments. As the number of people has more than doubled during the time I have been in the company, there has been a notable change in the working environment. It has been great to be a part of this transformation, and even greater to see that the professional pride and atmosphere of a small company is still there.
Travelling and meeting the customers was awesome, but in a long run it can also be quite tiring. When I think of it now afterwards, coming home for a birthday party directly from Korea, and leaving for an installation in Sydney the following Sunday, is however an experience I would not change for anything. There is good flexibility on the office hours, so combining the private life with the current job description as a Senior Cryo Engineer is much easier for me.”
MSc Juho Hautala
“I graduated from The Finnish School of Watchmaking in 2017, first as a Micro mechanic 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 a bit more than a year. The job description has 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.
Although I have been here less than two 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.”