Metsä Wood recruits more than 50 new multi-skilled experts to Kerto LVL production

Metsä Group Press release 22 October 2020
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Metsä Group has started recruitment of more than 50 new multi-skilled experts for the production of Kerto® LVL at Metsä Wood's Punkaharju and Lohja mills. Recruitment is connected to the investments at the mills in recent years.

The future prospects for wood construction are good, and with the recruitment, Metsä Group prepares for the long-term strengthening of expertise in the industry and responds proactively to the need of new employees.

 “We offer the future employees an opportunity to develop in key roles in a sustainable industry. Our production operating model is based on employees’ multiple skills and teamwork, in order for the whole team to  manage several different work tasks at our mills. The work is shift work,” says Reetta Lyytikäinen-Isonen, SVP, HR at Metsä Wood. "We are looking for people with the right skills, suitable educational background and desire to develop in their competence."

Suitable educational background for those chosen is vocational degree in technology or process industry, for example, in the wood industry, mechanical forest industry, forestry, maintenance or electrical and automation technology.

“We offer a vantage point in the forest industry for professionals who are interested in modern technology and wood processing. Safety at work is of very important to us, and we invest in the safety of our personnel through continuous training and development of our work environment,” says Jari Tikkanen, SVP, Production Technology at Metsä Wood.

The deadline for applying for new jobs is November 20, 2020.


For more information, please contact:

Reetta Lyytikäinen-Isonen, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Metsä Wood, tel. +358 50 343 6397
Jari Tikkanen,
Senior Vice President, Production Technology, Metsä Wood, tel. +358 50 598 9176

Metsä Wood

Metsä Wood is one of the leading European producers of engineered wood products. Metsä Wood is committed to serving construction, industrial and distribution customer with  competitive and environmentally friendly wood products. Metsä Wood’s  products include Kerto® LVL, plywood and other wood products.

Metsä Wood's sales in 2019 were EUR 0.4 billion, and currently employing approximately 1,500 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.

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