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Trainee Automation Engineer - AFRY Academy


Job Description
Who is AFRY?
AFRY is a European leader in engineering, design, and advisory services with 17.000 devoted experts in infrastructure, industry, energy and digitalization. In Denmark we’re 650 colleagues who work with buildings, transportation, process industry, pharma industry, automation, energy, architecture, acoustics, and sound design as well as lighting design.

We are on a mission: to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society, and our vision is Making Future. We take that seriously.

The company was originally founded in 1895 and is listed on the stock market in Stockholm. Our geographical stronghold is the Nordic countries. One of the technical fields we have a strong position in is automation.

We are approximately 1000 automation engineers in Nordic countries, and we deliver some of the largest and most critical automation projects e.g., within the following segments: pharmaceutical, food, beverage, power production, pulp and paper, water & wastewater, and infrastructure projects (tunnel, airports etc.).

Please see www.afry.com for more information about our company.

Who are my colleagues?
You will join our Pharma or Automation Advanced teams in Denmark or Sweden depending of your location. We have expertise in process and hygiene design, instrumentation, automation, industrial IT and validation according to GMP and GAMP. We engineer and construct effective, safe, and environmentally friendly production and manufacturing plants together with our clients within Pharma, biotechnology and MedTech.

Further in our Automation Advanced teams we work with the integration of industrial automation and production systems, and we are specialists in industrial IT, electrical engineering, process design, QA and project management. We take special pride in being able to offer turn-key solutions to our clients where we provide engineering services as well as delivery of equipment, assembly, installation, commissioning, training, and documentation.

What will my job look like?
We are looking for 5 or more Trainee Automation engineer with focus on ABB’s DCS platform 800xA. We are seeking new talents eager to become skilled Automation Engineers.

The position is a trainee position for 9 months starting end September 2022 and finishing end June 2023. After the trainee period is finished the position will be transferred to an ordinary employment as “Automation engineer” at one of AFRY´s highly skilled Automation sections in Denmark or Sweden. The primary working locations are Copenhagen, Kalundborg, Karlstad, Gothenburg, Varberg and Malmö depending on your geographical location.

The trainee period will focus on learning the platform ABB 800xA and getting acquainted with various industry segment applications e.g., pharmaceuticals, water & wastewater, and process industry. The trainee period will include basic training on the platform. After completed basic training the trainees will do 3 sessions of internship. These sessions will be held at offices in Denmark and Sweden. Each session has a duration of approximately 10 weeks.

We are looking for someone who:

  • has a solid technical education e.g., B.Sc. in electrical engineering, automation or chemistry and an interest to work with programming of large and complex automation systems
  • are at the beginning of your engineering career and now look forward to developing and using your theoretical training practically
  • has excellent skills in English as well as one Scandinavian language and a driver's license - all required
  • The projects typically include phases with on-site work at the customer’s site. These phases often include some long working days and periods of being away from home for one or several weeks. Hence, we look for candidates who find this challenging and fun
  • are curious, willing to learn and have a burning eager to start your career as an Automation Engineer.

Practical information
The ambition is that the trainee group will include persons from both Denmark and Sweden and from several of the offices mentioned above.

During the internship period the candidates will work at three different AFRY offices. The most probable locations are Copenhagen, Kalundborg, Karlstad, Gothenburg, Varberg and Malmö,

The candidates will receive ordinary payment during the trainee period.

AFRY will also reimburse travel expenses for all travel to training classes and internship work during the trainee period. This also includes trips to home every 2nd week.

AFRY will also pay daily allowance and travel time compensation.

The basic training in ABB 800xA systems will be held in Västerås (Sweden) in week 39, 40, 41 and 43. The training will be held in English and/or Swedish depend on the groups wishes.

Our ambition is to launch a similar trainee program for 10 persons starting summer 2023. If you are interested to participate in that trainee program please contact us, see contact information below.

Why should I choose AFRY?
In addition to this trainee Academy in ABB 800xA, we offer you awesome colleagues, technology at the absolute forefront, continuous development and stimulating assignments.

AFRY is one the largest provider of engineering, consultancy and design services in the Nordic. We aim to be a workplace where you will have the time to develop and hone your skills through projects from A to Z. We collaborate across disciplines and country borders which gives you a great opportunity to accelerate your career with us. Feedback and dialogue are key in our daily work and digitalization and sustainability are strategic pillars.

We work purposefully with inclusion and diversity – at AFRY you can bring your whole self to work. Did we mention that we value flexible working conditions? For us, time is valuable and there should be time for the things that count – both at the office and at home with friends and family.

AFRY is ranked as one of Scandinavia´s most popular employers among engineers.

Other benefits:

  • International and internal opportunities to help you grow and develop
  • An attractive pension scheme
  • Health Insurance to keep you safe
  • Flexible maternity and parental leave schemes
  • Lunch scheme
  • Active staff associations
  • Flexible work conditions

More concrete we offers:

  • A job in a growing company
  • Further development of your competencies through ongoing courses and cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • A flat organizational structure
  • A good working environment with close collegial cooperation, and an informal tone
  • Competitive pay and good working conditions
  • Mobile and PC scheme, flex time, canteen scheme, pension and health scheme
  • a dialogue-based management style characterized by trust, knowledge sharing and a business-oriented focus.

Yderligere information
How do I apply?
Due to the provisions in the Danish Data Protection Act, it is not possible to apply for a job directly by sending us your application and resume by email. Instead, use the link below as it ensures that your application will get to the right place and is treated with confidentiality.

Deadline for applications: August 15th. Press the apply button bellow of your preferred location.

Interviews will be held during second half of August and candidates will be selected and given notice early in September.

The employment start date is September 15th.

We hope to see you soon!

Your (hopefully) future colleagues

I have some questions…
You are welcome to contact us.

Jens Gjerløv – Manager
+45 2235 3424

Kim Pedersen - Manager
+45 8188 2338

Jens Rasmussen – Manager
+45 2210 5479

Per Erik Rasmusson – Manager
+46 10 505 38 86

Gothenburg and Varberg
Mikael Esberg – Manager
+46 10 505 09 99

Tobias Kåberg – Manager
+46 72 077 21 26

Gustaf Hesslegård - Recruitment Partner
+46 10 505 00 50

AFRY is committed to creating an inclusive & diverse environment and we are actively looking for qualified candidates irrespective of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, disability, or age. You will be part of a global and diverse company where our differences are our strengths. Join us to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society.

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Trainee Automation Engineer - AFRY Academy


Kalundborg, Herlev

Land: Danmark

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