29 Nov 2018, 8:00 CET

Working as a Development Engineer in Gävle

Hello! My name is Emelie and I work in Gävle as a Development engineer in the group Product Management & Development (earlier R&D). The first 2.5 months as a trainee have now passed. It is crazy how fast time flies when you are having fun.

Me and my office.

These months have really been exciting; I have learned so many different things and have met so many inspiring people. I am happy that I got this chance within BillerudKorsnäs.
In my daily work, I take part in development projects where we develop old and new board products. There have been many introduction meetings during the first months to meet coworkers and to learn about our process and products. I have also been participating in small trials, investigating different pulps, preparing laboratory sheets and evaluating their different physical properties. I hope that we will obtain positive results and that we can use our new knowledge for our future packaging material.

 A day with my colleague Börje running some trials.

I work in a team with many specialists with great knowledge and lucky me they are eager to teach me and tell me about their experiences. It is a very innovative workplace where no days are alike.

Me and my colleague Therese at one of many introduction meetings.

A few weeks back me and my trainee-buddies Joakim and Malin and Fabian from HR went to Uppsala to meet students at Utnarm, Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students career fair. As trainees, we often take part in marketing activities for BillerudKorsnäs such as students’ events and career fairs. We had a great day at the fair meeting curios students looking for their future jobs. There were many laughs during the day when we challenged the students to build a tower with material from BillerudKorsnäs.

Left picture: Malin, Joakim and me at the fair attracting students. Right picture: Challenge conventional tattoos given to the students.

In our next post, you will hear from Linus who work as a Process and Control Engineer in Frövi. He will tell you about our latest business training, funny days when we learned the art of convincing and persuading – rhetoric.

That’s all for me now! Best regards, Emelie